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The International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) conducts activities aimed at achieving its basic objective: “To contribute to the healthy development of society, and improve the welfare of humanity as a whole, through further disseminating and actualizing of Universal Design (UD).”

In that vein, we will be presenting IAUD Award, which will recognize groups and individuals who have conducted or proposed particularly noteworthy activities aimed at realizing a UD society in which everyone - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, culture, nationality, customs, or other factors - can live comfortably, without feeling any undue inconvenience.

IAUD Award 2013

Flash Report: The 10th Anniversary IAUD Commemorative Event

On November 28 this year, IAUD marked the 10th year since its founding by holding the 10th Anniversary IAUD Commemorative Event at Fuji Xerox R&D Square, Minatomirai, Yokohama City on Thursday, November 21. With 260 people including members of IAUD, local government, and the media in attendance, the event activities ended in a great success.

[Updated:January 15, 2014]


Prof. Roger Coleman, the chairman of the Selection Committee and Professor Emeritus of the Royal College of Art, commented on each winners.

[Updated:December 4, 2013]

Announcement of IAUD Awards 2013 Winners and IAUD Awards 2013 ceremony

IAUD Awards 2013 had 38 entries and the Selection Committee selected Grand Award,6 Gold Awards,7 Silver Awards and 14 IAUD Awards of each category.The IAUD Awards 2013 ceremony was held at the site of the “IAUD 10th Anniversary memorial event” on November 21st, 2013 at the FUJI ZEROX R&D SQUARE in Yokohama City.

[Updated:December 4, 2013]

IAUD Award 2013

Postponed Deadline for Entries!
IAUD cordially invites you to apply for the awards of excellence in universal design.
Deadline: June 14, 2013.

[Updated:March 12, 2013]

IAUD Award 2012

IAUD Awards 2012 Review and Citations

As Chair of the Selection Committee I have been privileged to review some striking initiatives and inspiring products mapping out new directions for Universal Design, which together point to the remarkable preparedness and willingness of Japanese companies and individuals to tackle the wider international issues and social priorities that concern us all in these times of uncertainty.

[Updated:April 23, 2013]

Announcement of IAUD Awards 2012 Winners

IAUD Awards 2012 had 34 entries from all over the world. The Awards Selection Committee judged the entries rigorously and impartially on October 2012 and they selected 11 awards winners. Special Award: H.I.H. Prince Tomohito Award, Grand Award, 5 Gold Awards and 4 Silver Awards.

[Updated:April 23, 2013]