universal design


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An industrial, mechanical or architectural design of a device, physical plant or workplace environment which is intended to be used by all—i.e., ‘universal’—and does not represent an impediment for persons with disabilities

universal design

Public health An industrial, mechanical or architectural design of a device, physical plant or workplace environment which is intended to be used by all–'universal'–ie, does not represent an impediment for individuals with disabilities. See Americans with Disabilities Act, Architectural barriers, Readily achievable. Cf Undue hardship.

universal design

The design of places and objects to enable access and use by all persons, to the greatest extent possible, without adaptation or modification.
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A brilliant colleague, Salmen also sees the process of choice and participation itself as the core in universal design development.
2004; Schumm & Vaughn, 1995); one study from a teacher education program suggests pre-service teachers can develop lesson plans accessible to all diverse learners when they are trained in Universal Design for Learning (Spooner, Baker, Harris, Ahlgrim-Delzell, & Browder, 2007).
Universal design has become a standard part of the design conversation in developing single serve packaging.
CATEGORY A: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Awards in this category will be given to people with disabilities who have created an impact in accessibility and Universal Design in any of the areas such as built environment, transport infrastructure, service provision, information and communication technology (ICT), universally designed consumer products, mobility & independent living aids, or assistive technology in their personal/professional capacity.
CAST used additional publication outlets to describe their ideas about how universal design could be applied within education (Meyer & Rose, 2000; Rose & Meyer, 2000).
Universal design features, such as those identified in the development of the Universal eLearner, are intended to increase access to educational materials for students with disabilities (Engstrom & Stricklin, 1992; Lewis & Jackson, 2001; Packer, 1995).
For this special issue, we review the historical background regarding the movement toward greater access for students with special learning needs, the development of Universal Design for Learning as a method for providing access, and discuss supporting the implementation of UDL within school sites and institutions of higher education.
While most of these writers have focused on differentiated instruction, some authors recently have also addressed the use of inclusive pedagogical practices that are based on Universal Design for Learning principles.
At first glance my apartment looks much like any other, but take a closer look and you'll see subtle differences that define Universal Design.
As such, the home was designed to incorporate elements of universal design, demonstrating BASF's commitment to providing real-life solutions for people with diverse needs.
Universal design is an effort to find a middle ground.

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