8 Goals of Universal Design

Body Fit

Accommodating a wide range of body sizes and abilities.


Keeping demands within desirable limits of body function and perception.


Ensuring that critical information for use is easily perceived.


Making methods of operation and use intuitive, clear, and unambiguous.


Contributing to health promotion, avoidance of disease, and protection from hazards.

Social Integration

Treating all groups with dignity and respect.


Incorporating opportunities for choice and the expression of individual preferences.

Cultural Appropriateness

Respecting and reinforcing cultural values, and the social and environmental contexts of any design project.

Universal Design is meant to make spaces, products, and things easier, healthier, and friendlier to use.