Universal Design is a design process - not a checklist of design solutions or mere compliance with legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Disability Discrimination Act
Universal Design is a design process - not a checklist of design solutions or mere compliance with legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
The Seven Principles and Seven Goals of Universal Design serve to orient the entire project – its conceptualization, scope, and specifications – around the observation that human beings occur with a range of abilities.
These ability sets also change over time in individuals.
Compiled by advocates of Universal Design in 1997.
Participants are listed in alphabetical order: Bettye Rose Connell, Mike Jones, Ron Mace, Jim Mueller, Abir Mullick, Elaine Ostroff, Jon Sanford, Ed Steinfeld, Molly Story, Gregg Vanderheiden. The Principles are copyrighted to the Center for Universal Design, School of Design, State University of North Carolina at Raleigh [USA].
“ While we are aware that one size does not fit all, we are equally aware that without designing for the individual we will miss opportunities and innovations that bring us closer to a universal design solution. Inclusive Design is design for all by designing for every individual... “
“ The practice of universal design means understanding the experience and needs of every individual within a community and then designing to meet not the largest number of those needs, but the full spectrum of need. “