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I expect Japan to spread globally the thinking of freedom, equality and fraternity.

Photo: Francesc AragallFrancesc Aragall
President, Design for All Foundation: Spain
(Interview date: Oct. 12, 2012 PM 18:00-)

Japan is the country which does people-friendly design.

Photo:Chan Lai KiuChan Lai Kiu
Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Architecture Centre: China
(Interview date: Oct. 13, 2012 PM 18:30-)

Japan has progressed UD for the last°°decade in that public and private sectors have been working together and tackling.

Photo:Roger ColemanRoger Coleman
Professor Emeritus, Royal College of Art: UK
(Interview date: Oct. 12, 2012 AM 10:50-)

NEWHIH Princess Yohko inaugurated as the Patron of IAUD

His Imperial Highness Princess Yohko, the second daughter of late Prince Tomohito, was inaugurated as the Patron of IAUD on August 29, 2013. HIH Princess Yohko attended the IAUD's 10th anniversary event on November 21 and gave a message.

NEW The 5th International Conference for Universal Design in Fukushima & Tokyo 2014

IAUD is holding The 5th International Conference for Universal Design in Fukushima & Tokyo 2014. The details are as follows. We sincerely look forward to your enthusiastic participation.

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NEW 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]

What We Do

Announcement of the Mobile Information UD Survey

Since it came to the attention of IAUD that the methods and procedures of providing transportation information to commuters and travelers at places like train stations and bus terminals vary from one company to the next, the IAUD Mobile Space Project has been studying the °»seams°… in the crossover from one service to another. To investigate this issue, the IAUD Mobile Space Project prepared the Mobile Information UD Survey as a tool. We are now making the survey available to our members and the public.

[Updated:March 25, 2010]

Making original pictogram "Beware of burns" available for use

pictogram Beware of burnsWe are making available to the public three new pictograms created by the UD Food Project, two pictograms for °»Beware of burns°… and one for °»Beware of steam°…

[Updated:November 26, 2009]

Use of the online version of the IAUD/UD Matrix

We are introducing the concept of the IAUD / UD Matrix and instructions on how to use it to enable people to access and use IAUD / UD Matrix User Information of the Standardization Research Working Group.

[Updated:October 8, 2009]

The IAUD / UD Matrix is now available for use

We have just released Ver.1.10 of the IAUD / UD Matrix. This is an upgrade of Ver.1.00 released in October 2007. We hope members will make use of the new version and we welcome all comments regarding the new version and requests for future versions.

[Updated:February 27, 2009]