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IDEA Center at UB receives another 5-year cycle of national funding – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff

By DAVID J. HILL

A quarter of a century. That’s how long a UB center that specializes in advancing universal design has been continuously funded.

The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, or IDEA Center, was just awarded another five-year, $4.6 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research for the center’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Physical Access and Transportation (RERC). The RERC is in partnership with the University Health Network in Toronto and the University of Michigan, among other stakeholders.

Over the past two-plus decades now, the IDEA Center — which is housed within the School of Architecture and Planning — has worked to advance the field of universal design. The center is a globally recognized leader in the field.

The center’s work has included developments to improve access to public transportation for people with disabilities, as well as a first-of-its-kind program,

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IDEA Center at UB receives another 5-year cycle of national funding

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A quarter of a century. That’s how long a University at Buffalo center that specializes in advancing universal design has been continuously funded.

The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, or IDEA Center, was just awarded another five-year, $4.6 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research for the center’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Physical Access and Transportation (RERC).

The RERC is in partnership with the University Health Network in Toronto and the University of Michigan, among other stakeholders.

Over the past two-plus decades now, the IDEA Center — which is housed within UB’s School of Architecture and Planning — has worked to advance the field of universal design. The center is a globally-recognized leader in the field.

The center’s work has included developments to improve access to public transportation for people with disabilities, as well as a first-of-its-kind program,

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DVIDS – News – Planning phases nearly complete on Fort McCoy’s new 5-year business plan


Fort McCoy senior leaders are currently in phase four of developing the five-year Strategic Business Plan for fiscal years 2021-2025.

Phase four is the final development or planning phase of the Strategic Business Plan before it moves into phase five, which is implementation and reporting.

“Over the years, Fort McCoy has established a proven record of excellence for installation management,” states the Installation Management System Handbook.

Phase four includes the development of performance goals, enterprise performance measures, and action plans to guide the garrison leadership for the next five years.

Workforce feedback was solicited during phase two of the planning process, which covers the analysis of organizational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

The worker-generated input, which was gathered during anonymous surveys earlier in the year, helped the team develop its new strategic objectives.

While considering both internal and external feedback, Fort McCoy senior leaders have developed 40 performance goals,

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