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The Centre of Design for All was established at the Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava in June 2007.

Mission of CEDA

Creating a seamless built-environment that can be used by all people, regardless of their age, size or ability.

CEDA is dedicated to the principle of universal design, enabling people in Slovakia to integrate in a society that takes in account a human difference and to interact with their environment to the best of their ability.

Universal design refers to the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people, regardless of their age, size or ability. (Disability Act, 2005)

Partners

CEDA is member of:

Design for All Europe - is a unique international platform for different organizations with a common goal: a more inclusive Europe for everyone

Dfa Acanet - is an Academic Network set up by the university MOs of EIDD-DfA Europe

Other partners:

Main activities

To contribute to development of standards in Design for All, CEDA:

- Participate in relevant standardization work with national, European and international standard bodies;
- Provide research by collaborating, conducting and commissioning national and international projects and by active attending conferences, seminars and workshops;
- Encourage compliance with national and international standards in Design for All;

To promote education and professional development, the Centre will take a role of the coordinator and expert to:

- Ensure the development of appropriate Design for All-Universal Design courses in cooperation with academic, professional and relevant state bodies;
- Promote the introduction and integration of the principles of Universal Design in university curricula at each level of study (bachelor, master and postgraduate level);
- Ensure, as far as possible, the principles and application of Universal Design are included in commissioning and judging criteria recognized by professional bodies

To stimulate awareness of Design for All, CEDA:

- Maintain a knowledge based on a good practice in Universal Design;
- Offer a professional consultancy to the people in difficulties caused by built-environment barriers;
- Promote an understanding of Design for All by organizing the courses for professionals participating an accomplishment of built-environment

 

Projects / Grants

UNIALL - Accessibility of Higher Education for Students with Special Needs.
Project Number: 2015-KA203-008959, Erasmus +, KA2 Strategic Partnerships
Duration of the Project: 2015 – 2018

Coordinator of the Project:
Assoc. Professor Ing. arch. Zuzana Čerešňová, PhD.
CEDA, Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology Bratislava

Participating Institutions: 
P1 - CEDA, Faculty of Architecture STU v Bratislave, Slovakia 
P2 - Teiresias, Support Centrum for Students with Specific Needs at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
P3 - AP3SP, Association of Service Providers for Students with Specific Needs, Czech Republic
P4 - Department of Architecture, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Elimination of architectural, information and space-navigation barriers at STU in Bratislava.
Project Number: 001STU-2/2015 / MŠVVŠ SR – Investment Project of Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the SR
Duration of the Project: 2015 - 2017

Coordinator of the Project:
Assoc. Professor Ing. arch. Lea Rollová, PhD.
Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology Bratislava

National Project: Deinstitutionalization of Social Care Services - Support of Transition Teams ESF.

CEDA is Partner of Project – responsible for education, consulting and evaluation in area „Universal Design of Social Care Buildings“
Duration of the Project: 2012 - 2014

Coordinator of Partner CEDA:
Assoc. Professor Ing. arch. Lea Rollová, PhD.
Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology Bratislava

 

VEGA: Audit program – universal accessibility of the built environment
Project Number: 1/0707/08 /Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the SR
Duration of the Project: 2008 - 2010

Main target:
The existence of the barrier-free environment is one of the conditions for social inclusion and employment of disabled persons. Because the influence of valid legislative regulations related to this field seems to be insufficient, it is necessary to find other more effective methods. One of them is the certification of buildings from the viewpoint of requirements in four groups of disability – physical, visual, hearing and mental. Plan of presented project of audit program is to define the basic requirements for buildings for housing, education, services, transport and leisure time in such a way, they would be accessible not only for all visitors and users, but they also would offer possibility to employ disabled people. Buildings, which will meet defined requirements of audit, will obtain certification and will be marked with international symbol of accessibility to be compatible with European Union requests.

   
Design for All – Universal Design. IP Erasmus, Lifelong learning programme
Project Number: 7203-0391/IP/BRATISL01 / European Commission
Duration of the Project: 2007 - 2010

Main target:
The general topic: "Design for All – Universal Design" within IP project will be dealing with new approaches of architects, urbanists, town-planners, designers and civil engineers to the barrier-free built environment.
The specific topic for IP 2007/2008:"Tourism for All" will deeper explore how designers can make positive impact on environmental, social and human dignity conditions for disabled people.
The others IP projects are focused on themes (“Culture for All, “Sport for All”) to show the problem of Design for All in complexity and depth of it. The IP project will deal with the specific aspects of architectural and urban design in term of all aspects of human life.
 

Coordinator of the Project:
Assoc. Professor Ing. Arch. Maria Samova, PhD.
Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology Bratislava

Participating Institutions:
Vienna University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Austria
University College Limburg, Department of Architecture, Belgium
Dresden Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, , Germany
Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture, Czech Republic
Gdansk University of Technology , Faculty of Architecture, Poland

 

Design for All - new method of seamless design in architecture, urbanism and product design supporting the integration of discriminated groups of people into the life of society

Duration of the Project: 2007 - 2009

 
Architecture and Urban Planning: Design for All from schol to practice

Project Number: VS/2004/0554 / European Commission

Duration of the Project: 2005 - 2006 

Objectives:

  • to include DfA education into the curricula of higher education institutions
  • to create proposals of teaching schemes (pilots) for education on DfA
  • to give recommendations for content of courses
  • to promote creation of centres of excellence in DfA
  • mainstreaming DfA in the education and research sector – to advance DfA education – collaboration with policy and strategy decision making bodies

    Coordinator of the Project:
    ARVHA (Association pour la Recherche sur la Ville et l´Habitat), France

     

    Architecture without barriers – Architecture for All

    International Research Programme Higher Education Support Programme 61700, Corporate Programme of Open Society Foundation and Education Foundation of Ján Hus, No. 2002/8 researchers - Samová M.,Puškár P., Čerešňová Z., Korček P., Hürlimann M., Hürlimann K., Končeková D., Schleicher A., 07/2002-12/2003

     

    Publications (selected)

    ČEREŠŇOVÁ, Zuzana (ed.). Inclusive Higher Education. 1. Edition. Praha : Nakladatelství Gasset - Allan Gintel, 2018. Pp-239. ISBN 978-80-87079-60-7.

    ČEREŠŇOVÁ, Zuzana - ROLLOVÁ, Lea - KONČEKOVÁ, Danica. Access Audit of School Environment at Slovak Universities (Slovak language). 1. Edition. Bratislava : SPEKTRUM STU, 2018. Pp-102. ISBN 978-80-227-4803-2.

    ČEREŠŇOVÁ, Zuzana - ROLLOVÁ, Lea. Universal design: Methodology to Enhance Engagement of Students in Higher Education. In Student Engagement: Leadership Practices, Perspectives and Impact of Technology. New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2015, Pp. 91-115. ISBN 978-1-63482-371-5.

    ČEREŠŇOVÁ, Zuzana - ROLLOVÁ, Lea - KONČEKOVÁ, Danica. Chapter 2: A Human-Centered Approach in an Educational Environment. In Progress in Education. 1. Edition. New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2017, Pp- 27-55. ISBN 978-1-53610-626-8.

    ČEREŠŇOVÁ, Zuzana - ROLLOVÁ, Lea - KONČEKOVÁ, Danica. Case Studies of Inclusive Higher Education in Norway, Sweden and Slovakia.  In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series. AISC, volume 776. Berlin: Springer, 2018, Pp 312-323. ISBN-13: 978-3319459905

    ROLLOVÁ, Lea. Tourism for All. Universal Design of Accommodation Buildings. Bratislava: CEDA  Fakulta architektúry STU, 2010. 119. ISBN 978-80-970177-1-2.

    ROLLOVÁ, Lea - SAMOVÁ, Mária - ČEREŠŇOVÁ, Zuzana - KONČEKOVÁ, Danica - KORČEK, Pavol. Identification of Architectural barriers. Universities and Student Housing (Slovak language). 1. Edition. Bratislava : Nakladateľstvo STU, 2015. Pp-137. ISBN 978-80-227-4451-5.

    ROLLOVÁ, Lea - ČEREŠŇOVÁ, Zuzana. Universal Design of Social Care Centres (Slovak languages). 1. Edition. Bratislava : Implementačná agentúra MPSVR SR, 2015. Pp-66. ISBN 978-80-970110-4-8.

    ROLLOVA, L.: Barrier-free housing, In. Bacova and Co.: Housing in Slovakia, p. 76-89, Publishing EUROSTAV, Bratislava, 2007, ISBN 978-80-89228-13-3 – Slovak language

    SAMOVÁ, M. & col.: Tourism for All, 1. Part - Lectures, 66 Pages, IP ERASMUS, FA STU Bratislava, 2008, ISBN 978-80-969981-6-6 – English language

    SAMOVÁ, M. & col.: Tourism for All, 2. Part - Results, 33 Pages, IP ERASMUS, FA STU Bratislava, 2008, ISBN 978-80-969981-7-3 – English language

    SAMOVÁ, M., CERESNOVA, Z., ROLLOVA, L., KORCEK, P., MAJCHER, S.: Design of Barrier-free Environment – Basic principles and contexts, 138 pages, Publishing EUROSTAV, Bratislava, 2008, ISBN 978-80-89228-10-2 – Slovak language
     

    Articles, Proceedings

    ČEREŠŇOVÁ, Zuzana - ROLLOVÁ, Lea. Implementation of inclusive strategies in education. In World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education. Vol.13, No.3 (2015), s. 392-

    ROLLOVÁ, Lea - KONČEKOVÁ, Danica. Universal Design - Making the Environment Accessible for All (Slovak language). In KUTARŇA, Jozef. Nové trendy v súčasnej sociálnej práci. 1. Edition. Bratislava : Ústav sociálnych vied a zdravotníctva bl. P. P. Gojdiča, 2015, CD ROM, s. 85-94. ISBN 978-80-89464-30-2.

    ČEREŠŇOVÁ, Zuzana - ROLLOVÁ, Lea - KONČEKOVÁ, Danica. Inclusive Design of Educational Environment for Diverse People. In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Vol. 587 Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Design for Inclusion; 17–21 July 2017, Los Angeles, California, USA, (2017), s. 431-440. ISSN 2194-5357.  

    KONČEKOVÁ, Danica - ČEREŠŇOVÁ, Zuzana. Identification of Barriers in School Environment. In Architecture in Perspective 2016 : sborník příspěvků z mezinárodní konference. 8th Architecture in Perspective 2016 = 8. Architektura v perspektivě 2016, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 13-14 October 2016. Ostrava : Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2016, S. 116-120. ISBN 978-80-248-3940-0.  

    HUDEC, Martin - ROLLOVÁ, Lea. Adaptability in the architecture of sport facilities. In Procedia Engineering: World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium 2016, WMCAUS 2016. Praha, ČR, 13. - 17. 6. 2016. Vol. 161, (2016), online, s. 1393-1397. ISSN 1877-7058.  

    JAKUBISOVÁ, Mariana - ROLLOVÁ, Lea. Barrier-free or Universal Design of Tourist Trails in the Forest Landscape? In Public Recreation and Landscape Protection - With Nature Hand in Hand? : Conference proceeding, 1st - 3rd May 2017, Brno. Brno : Mendelova univerzita, 2017, S. 30-36. ISBN 978-80-7509-487-2.  

    ROLLOVÁ, Lea - RUSŇÁKOVÁ, Eva. Universal Design of Social Care Buildings. In Architecture in Perspective 2016 : sborník příspěvků z mezinárodní konference. 8th Architecture in Perspective 2016 = 8. Architektura v perspektivě 2016, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 13-14 October 2016. Ostrava : Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2016, S. 104-106. ISBN 978-80-248-3940-0.  

    ČEREŠŇOVÁ, Zuzana – KACEJ, Michal. Human-centred Approach in Architecture Using Digital Instruments. In ACE 2017 : Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, Singapore, 8.5. - 9.5.2017. 1. vyd. Singapore : Global Science and Technology Forum, 2017, S. 112-116. ISBN 2301-394X.

    KONČEKOVÁ, Danica - ROLLOVÁ, Lea. Design of School Environment in the 21st Century. In Advanced Materials Research [elektronický zdroj] : EnviBUILD Buildings and Environment 2013. International Conference, Bratislava, SR, 17. 10. 2013. Vol. 899 (2014), CD ROM, s. 302-306. ISSN 1662-8985.

    KORČEK, Pavol - ROLLOVÁ, Lea. Wayfinding System in Public Transport for People with Visual Impairment. In ICTTE -International conference on traffic and transport engineering : proceedings. 1.vyd. Belgrade : City net scientific research center, 2014, s. 343-349. ISBN 978-86-916153-1-4.

    ROLLOVÁ, Lea - SAMOVÁ, Mária - ČEREŠŇOVÁ, Zuzana - KONČEKOVÁ, Danica - KORČEK, Pavol. Design for All - Tools for Accessible University Environment. In SGEM 2014. Conference on Arts, Performing Arts, Architecture and Design : International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences on Social Sciences & Arts, 3.-9. September 2014, Albena, Bulgaria. 1. .vyd. Sofia : SGEM, 2014, p. 609-615. ISSN 2367-5659. ISBN 978-619-7105-30-08.

    ROLLOVÁ, Lea - RUSŇÁKOVÁ, Eva. Universal Design of Residential Social Care Buildings. In Architecture in Perspective 2016 : sborník příspěvků z mezinárodní konference. 8th Architecture in Perspective 2016 = 8. Architektura v perspektivě 2016, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 13-14 October 2016. Ostrava : Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2016, S. 104-106. ISBN 978-80-248-3940-0.