Universal Design Resources

Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation of specialized design. The concept was coined by Ron Mace, an architect and faculty member who realized that in many cases, retrofitting a building or environment to be accessible could be eliminated if the full range of human diversity was taken into account in the design stage.  Please see below for helpful resources and information regarding Universal Design. 

Universal Design: Introduction

Video of Equal Access: Universal Design of an Academic Department (10 minutes)

When we design for disability, we all benefit Elise Roy TED Talk

How Design for One Turns Into Design for All