Presented by Universal Design Today, Create West Virginia, Partnerships in Assistive Technologies (PATHS) and Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development’s (NERCRD) What Works.
Three expert organizations have agreed to hold their annual conferences at the same time, at the same venue, with the shared purpose of making a larger collective impact and supporting rural innovation at all levels. Many other organizations are contributing their expertise as well, making this event one of the most diverse opportunities to network, learn, and share critical information useful to people working at all levels for positive change.
Conference organizers are committed to liberating the practice of Universal Design - distinct from ADA compliance - extending beyond built environment concerns, and unleashing them into the wilds of many other design-driven disciplines. The goal is to equip a wide range of people to incorporate universal design and innovation-driven strategies into all aspects of housing, education, community planning, technical and non-technical product/program development, to improve how we "live and learn."