NEW YORK--Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Second Edition of the Inclusive Design Guidelines, New York City. The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities wrote the first edition in 2010 to assist designers to produce environments inclusive to all. The IDG consolidates design guidelines from multiple sources and expands on the minimal requirements to produce multisensory enhanced environments that accommodate a wide range of individuals with physical and cognitive abilities of all ages. New York City is a place of inclusion where every single person who resides here should be able to navigate daily life without accessibility being a concern, said Mayor Bill de Blasio. We are excited to launch this 2nd edition of inclusive design guidelines as a tool to help make our city even more welcoming, convenient, and enjoyable for ALL New Yorkers. The IDG is proving to be an important tool for designers to create welcoming, Comfortable and usable environments, said Mayor's Office of People with Disabilities Commissioner Victor Calise. Locally, the IDG is helping to make New York City the most accessible city in the world.
An Annual Report on the State of Persons with Disabilities living in New York City. A catalog of forward and current looking efforts to enhance accessibility and inclusion in transportation, education, employment and health, as well as City services, insitutions and resources.
The IDG is a voluntary, prescriptive, technical guidance that helps designers produce multisensory enhanced environments accomodatinga wide range of physical and mental abilities for people of all ages.