Universal design is a process of eliminating barriers and making things easy to use – for everyone. It is the best approach to designing places, products, & programs that are accessible and user-friendly for all ages and abilities.
The idea of universal design often gets confused with what the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is all about – ONLY accommodating people with disabilities.
Universal design is about the natural integration of accessible characteristics into the design of places, products, and programs to make things user-friendly, or “welcoming” for the greatest number of people.
Universal Design vs. Accessible Design
Universal design is more than just looking at the environment.
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