The third annual Moscow Government International Conference, the title of which was “Equal rights – equal opportunities. Universal Design: New concepts and best sampling projects¨, took place on 30 June and 1 July 2011.
The conference featured sessions discussing the accessibility of transport infrastructure and the built environment, including talks about incorporating universal design into the development of products and services, retrofitting historic buildings and implementing accessible housing. Other topics included facilitating access to sports and physical training, accessible tourism, inclusive education, adapting exhibitions for visually impaired visitors and the accessibility of information and communications technology.
Among the speakers at the conference were Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Centered Design, Mikhail Terentiev, Secretary General of the Russian Paralympic Committee, Andrey Efimov, of Moscow Architectural Institute and Francesc Aragall, President of the Design for All Foundation.
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