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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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Microsoft's inclusive design kit comes with activity cards that help you and your web team identify and address these biases.
Their experiences are shared each day by millions of people representing almost 20 percent of American families, and their particular situations simply illustrate the broader set of problems arising from the fact that functional mobility levels vary among people (5) They also illustrate the fact that many communities are doing a less than ideal job of planning for inclusive design. As indicated in these narratives, we see examples of communities failing to provide adequate planning for accessible bus routes, neglecting the building and repairing of sidewalks, making inadequate provision for senior housing, and failing to make streets safe for easy crossing.
Thanks to some really amazing inclusive design Cardiff should be held up as a shining example to other cities.
If and when technologists are trained to think about accessibility as an inclusive design challenge; when we create authoring tools, browsers, and AT that support inclusive design principles; and when responsibility for accessibility is shared by all and measured with other performance standards at every step in the design, development, procurement, and implementation process; we will all be able to agree with John Slatin that "Good design IS accessible design."
It is hoped that nearly one third of all built environment professionals will be proficient in inclusive design within 10 years.
Sometimes touted as "design for all," the concept of universal or inclusive design has companies taking a second look at their package design.
There should be a more balanced and inclusive design to this proposed high speed rail system.
"The intricate community planning, efficient and inclusive design, and ongoing asset-maintenance focused on integral to community-based master planning requires expertise that is currently lacking in the Saudi marketplace," said Naveed Siddiqui, CEO of Capitas.
Its variations can be traced in the Ruskin- and Morris-inspired Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau (especially Vienna Secession), Deutscher Werkbund, and Bauhaus; through the 1960s and 1970s appeal for more ethical approach in design; up to the present trends toward sustainable design, eco-design, and inclusive design.
Film teams and news agencies will document this process for other villages in the West Bank and also in Gaza to show how this inclusive design process works and why it is important to bring people together to plan their future.
It offers a key to considering different housing types and styles that lend to diverse communities and discusses everything from reducing urban sprawl to developing building approaches supporting inclusive design goals.