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#SDF2015 DESIGN FOR EQUITY  |  SEPTEMBER 12-25

Block Party
Saturday, September 12 - Sunday September 13, 10am - 6pm
Occidental Park, 300 Occidental Ave S. 98104

PARK(ing) Day
Friday, September 18, 10am - 7pm
Citywide

Conference
Saturday, September 19, 930am - 6pm
Seattle Central Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Partner Programs
Daily
Citywide 

Closing Party
Friday, September 25
Surface Theory, 536 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 

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Friday, September 25 • 9:00am - 5:30pm
INSTALLATION: Universal Play Kiosk

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The popular Universal Play Kiosk, one of the SDF2015 Rumble installations, has moved to its new home at the Paul G. Allen building on UW campus. The Universal Play Kiosk aims to address the challenges of creating immersive, collaborative, technology-rich environments. We wish our space to accentuate team engagement, all-the-while supporting the technologies and positioning devices that we bring but not allowing those devices to take center-stage. Whether you require a wheelchair, a stander, a cane, or a cozy space under the table, this configurable space was designed with the goal of facilitating your participation.

The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the Computer Science & Engineering department of UW promotes independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments by use of new technologies, while being careful not to isolate end-users from their collaborators or correspondents inadvertently through the introduction of technology. Modularity affords adjustable displays on-the-fly, engaging anyone who may join. Colors, shadows, textures, and sounds provide a fun, sensory feast for all!

Design Team
Anat Caspi
Gyorgy Zatloka
Setion Branko
Kevin Porter
Milena Batova
Sarah Haase
Hoffman Construction 


Location Information
Getting to the Paul G. Allen building:  http://www.washington.edu/home/maps/southcentral.html?CSE

Program Partners
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Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

University of Washington, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Established in 2014, the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) strives to promote independence, quality of life and inclusion for people with physical and speech impairments. We aim to enhance access to everyday technologies through the development of user-focused novel interfaces, the addition of sensors and input devices to existing technologies, and the promotion of accessible design practices in engineering processes. | Being part... Read More →

Sponsors
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Hoffman Construction

Hoffman Construction
SERVICES:Being a good partner is about more than meeting schedules and budgets.Today, it means collaborating with owners, architects, and the community to enhance every aspect of the project. Supported by the latest technology, deep in-house resources, and an old-school work ethic, Hoffman’s comprehensive services maximize value for our customers. From solving the toughest technical challenges to building a diverse workforce, we focus... Read More →