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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
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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.
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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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Following the backward chain of legal reference, the definition of universal design as it was included in the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 is as follows:
Experimental or quasi-experimental studies should be conducted to determine whether a standard online learning module or the same module using the four proposed features of universal design results in greater learning by students with and without specialized learning needs.
They have defined the principles for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as providing students with multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement in the classroom (Rose & Meyer, 2000, 2002, 2006).
Universal design attempts to create a curriculum without adaptation or retrofitting by providing equal access to information, [and] .
A 1993 study showed that incorporating universal design features into a home's original plan increased initial costs by less than 1 percent.
Consider the universal design principles and guidelines illustrated on the previous two pages--the basics that every UD-programmed house should have, plus, suggestions for features that go beyond the basics, to enhance the marketability and profit potential of new single-family homes suited for a diverse buyer demographic.
Ottawa-based Gates Foundation is responsible for implementing the project that will last over the course of eight months and will include studying, evaluating and rehabilitating standard facilities as per the Universal Design Standards, as well as developing a final form for the design criteria as per Dubai's requirements.
Dh10 million has been set aside for the design of the pilot projects, with the aim of establishing a 'Dubai standard for universal design'.
Dublin, Ireland, November 05, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Renowned Irish digital strategy consultancy Arekibo has won the eir spider digital agency of the year for 2015 this follows on from their recent award for Best in Universal Design Award at the 2015 Net Visionary awards for the new Electric Ireland website.

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