What is Universal Design?

Article 2 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities defines Universal design as:

“The design of products, environments, programmes and services to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

Universal design shall not exclude assistive devices for particular groups of persons with disabilities where this is needed.” 

To learn more about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, click the button below.

The Universal Design Network of Newfoundland and Labrador

Formed in St. John’s Newfoundland 2004, the Universal Design Network NL (UDNNL) is a team of individuals from across many disciplines which focus on inclusion and accessibility. Our mission is to work with and educate governments, industry, and individuals on the benefits of Universal Design.