Universal design is design that works for everyone.
When something is universally designed, it’s like saying, “we literally want anyone to be able to use this.”
Universal design is super useful for people affected by disability, but it’s beneficial for all of us.
More universal design = More welcoming communities.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 1 billion people globally experience disability.
The WHO explains that disability is more than a health problem: “It is a complex phenomenon, reflecting the interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives.” In other words, design can either disable or enable people.