Universal Design

Universal Design

is the design of products and environments to be accessible to ALL people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for modification or specialized design.

Examples:

No step entryways to homes and buildings.

Lever door handles. 

Automatic Doors

Wider doorways.

Wider hallways.

Elevators. 

Walkways free from obstruction.

Closed Captions. 

Icons for all languages.

Michael Allen Nesmith,

a Chicago native, was born into a deaf-culture family using ASL as the primary language and now is a designer for Amazon.

Lacey Brown

Accessible, Usable, Universal Design is User-Focused

Kody Olson

Principles of Inclusive Design
Create environments that include all levels of ability.