Universal Design

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Universal Design

  1. 1. Universal Design Creating Technology for Everyone
  2. 2. Objective: Students will use their knowledge of “universal design” to engineer technology that makes life easier for everyone.
  3. 3. On your index card: How does technology make your life easier?
  4. 4. Technology as an Aid <ul><li>Makes our lives easier </li></ul><ul><li>Helps individuals with disabilities overcome obstacles </li></ul><ul><li>Allows people to become more independent </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is universal design? <ul><li>Engineering principle </li></ul><ul><li>Helps individuals with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Makes life easier for everyone </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examples
  7. 7. Examples
  8. 8. Universal design is creating technology that can be used by as many people as possible – disabled or not.
  9. 9. Engineering <ul><li>Choose a profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust the technology based on principle of universal design. </li></ul><ul><li>On your worksheet, explain and sketch your new piece of technology. </li></ul>

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