Creating better options for people to live and participate in their own communities.

Because design often excludes people affected by disability, and disability can affect all of us.

Learn what we do & why.

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.”

Illustration of different types of disabilities: less than 20/20 vision, broken arm, wheelchair user, amputee, deaf or hard of hearing
Illustration of different types of disabilities: need for caregiver, sign language, seeing eye dog, broken leg, older person using walker.

Universal design is super useful for people affected by disability, but it’s beneficial for all of us.

Read more about universal design.

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.

Check out our vision & our strategy.