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Universal Design grant

Speaking of engineering needs, usability and Seating–modify, buy, or build

here’s an opportunity to find funding to design a way for locals to design and build adequate seating for local people (appropriate technology).

4) Universal Design

The National Endowment for the Arts requests proposals for the Universal Design Leadership Project. Work would include creating greater public awareness of and demand for universal designed environments. The intent of universal design is to simplify life for everyone by making products, communications, and the built environment more usable by as many people as possible at little or no extra cost.

$50K expected to be available, 1 award anticipated. Responses due 11/2/06 [ deadline]. For more info, contact William Hummel at contracts AT arts DOT gov or go to:

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If anyone you know would like to sign up to receive these funding newsletters, have them send an e-mail request to laurie DOT brown AT ceepinc DOT org. Include subscriber’s e-mail address in the body of the message.


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p/o old folks

The Yellow Wallpaper has posted a test (checklist) —

Answering just ONE of her questions requires one to be bravely empathetic.

and a mock participant/observer dare I would like the most vocal members of our city and tribal councils to take up.

Cartoon ethnic eldercare stereotyping 2

This must be the week for Eskimo and elderly cartoon stereotyping, see Ethnic stereotyping and ageism

ADN Eskimo ageism
This one today in the Anchorage Daily News (Alaska’s largest Eskimo city) is neither insightful nor funny. I think it is tasteless. Check it out for yourselves here

Let the editor know what you think here

We need a better cartoon symbol to skewer bias against proper eldercare. Any suggestions?


O’Folks (off their rocker)

Old age isn't a disease.

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