Universal design is the design of buildings, products or environments to make them accessible to all people, regardless of age, disability or other factors. Wikipedia
Universal Design is based on seven principles:
The Seven Principles are:
Principle 1: Equitable Use.
Principle 2: Flexibility in Use.
Principle 3: Simple and Intuitive Use.
Principle 4: Perceptible Information.
Principle 5: Tolerance for Error.
Principle 6: Low Physical Effort.
Principle 7: Size and Space for Approach and Use
A picture of two persons hands, each holding a piece of a puzzle.
- Only a few countries require the application of universal design and establish that inaccessibility is a matter of discrimination. In Europe, Norway is, along with Spain, one of those countries that actively promote both concepts and practice in universal design. In Norway universal design is an enforceable legal standard.
Centre for Excellence in Universal Design – Ireland
- Lots of images and diagrams of Universal Design in action.
City of Calgary
- Making strides in Universal Design adoption.
Center for Universal Design - Australia
- Continuing to update their Universal Design practices and procedures.
Design Council - UK
- The UK are moving to make websites fully accessible under law.