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    THE ADA AT TEN: IS IT WORKING?

    Timidity and a lack of enforcement strategy are the reasons the Americans with Disabilities Act is not being enforced, according to a new study. Released by the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency that makes policy recommendations to the White House and Congress, the study notes that government agencies charged with enforcing the ADA have been "overly cautious, reactive, and lacking any coherent and unifying national strategy."

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    SIGGRAPH PRESENTS THE FUTURE OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS

    Peek into a kid's world of video games and you may see the future of computing technology for architects. Despite the differences between the realms of work and play, the fact is that games and movies are fueling the economy and the direction of serious computer graphics research and development.

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    NEW VIRTUAL REALITY THEATER SUPPORTS ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH

    Architecture students at Iowa State University (ISU) can walk into a magical environment and take on seemingly super powers. They can explore the architecture of the Roman Empire, sculpt architectural forms with their hands, and test structures in the process of design.

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    Architecture College Fails to Find Principal — Times of India, 2000.0816

    Architects Tinker with Downtown Plan in Lisle Illinois — Chicago Tribune, 2000.0816

    The Farm - Bang & Olufsen Headquarters — at DesignArchitecture, 2000.0817

    Restoration of Thomas Day's House — AP, 2000.0816

    Path to Disney Hall — at the LA Times, 2000.0816

    North Carolina AIA Chapter Design Awards — at Hoover's Online, 2000.0815

    Architect of hotel in Dispute with Rocha — at Irish Times, 2000.0815

    'Universal design' blends style with easy access for disabled — on Koolhaas, at CNN, 2000.0807

    Remembering Olmsted's Vision for Boston — New York Times, 2000.0806 (registration required)

    Paris Metro celebrates first century — MyBC News, 2000.0803

    More Architecture Headlines at Yahoo...

     

     
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