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Sixth International Conference on Universal Design, 7th – 9th September 2022 – Brescia Italy.

Transforming our World through Universal Design for Human Development

The Sixth International Conference on Universal Design – UD2022 – will be hosted in Brescia, Italy, September 7-9, 2022, and is co-organized by the universities of Brescia, Trieste, and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

The vision of UD 2022. The conference will be centered on the connection between Universal Design and 2030 sustainable development goals related to the built environment, sustainable communities, cities and urban environments, knowledge, information and life-long learning, human development, decent work, healthy ageing and wellbeing. There will be a special session on Cultural Heritage. The conference brings together international research findings and best practices in Universal Design.

Themes for UD 2022

Universal Design and:
1. Higher education and life-long learning
2. Health and healthcare
3. Mobility
4. Information and communication technology; assistive technologies; digital learning; artificial intelligence
5. Arts, culture, aesthetics and design
6. Cultural heritage
7. Inclusive and resilient cities
8. Public and private buildings and spaces
9. Navigation and wayfinding
10. Economic and legal perspectives
11. Ethical and philosophical perspectives
12. Systems, Standards, institutions and policies in the public and private sectors 13. Post COVID pandemic perspectives
14. Vulnerables and low and middle income countries
15. Tourism
16. Workplace and employment
17. Objects, products, services

Important Dates

  • 1st September 2021: opening date for abstract submission
  • 31st October 2021: deadline for abstract submission
  • 10th January 2022: abstract acceptance notification
  • 31st March 2022: deadline for full papers
  • 31st May 2022: end of review process for full papers
  • 30th June 2022: deadline for final papers (camera ready)
  • Contacts:
    • Conference official mail: ud2022@unibs.it
    • Alberto Arenghi: alberto.arenghi@unibs.it
    • Giulia Bencini: giulia.bencini@unive.it
    • Ilaria Garofolo: ilaria.garofolo@dia.units.it

  • Conference Website: http://ud2022.unibs.it