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Universal design: improving access for people with disabilities

The term "universal design" isn't well known but its principals are all around us. Modern elevators, hallways and doors are all easier to use than they used to be. As the Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports, a western New York group has played a key role in making the world more accessible for people with disabilities and everyone else.  Go to full article
The solar panel array at the Wild Center (Photos:  Wild Center)
The solar panel array at the Wild Center (Photos: Wild Center)

Wild Center honored for green design

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake has won one of the country's top awards for green building design. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, known as LEEDs, required years of work. As Brian Mann reports, one of the key steps was to buy as many building materials as possible that were made in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

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