Universal design is a design principle that makes accessibility the default. According to the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, accessibility “is not a special requirement, for the benefit of only a minority of the population. It is a fundamental condition of good design.” Universal design is the concept that the main way of accomplishing something for the majority of the population should also be the accessible one. Instead of having a special side entrance of a building with the main one having stairs, for example, the main entrance should instead be wheelchair accessible with a ramp or level entrance that everyone uses. Read more…


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