Design for All: Universal Design for Buildings
Design for All: Universal Design and Design for Disabilities
Universal design refers to ideas and designs meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently, and indiscriminately accessible to ALL people – inclusive of older people, people without disabilities, and people with disabilities. Starting with an overview of design for accessibility, this course intends to provide an introduction to the rationale and increase understanding as to why we have accessibility codes and of appropriate applications.
This is an exciting design opportunity for how spaces can be functional for various abilities and still be aesthetically progressive. When applying universal design principles, an elegant design solution will meet all needs and requirements. It all starts with a bit of increased perspective.
1. Understand the demographics of persons with disabilities
2. Acknowledge the Codes for Accessibility and best practice
3. Understand the Principals of Universal Design
4. Explore specific criteria and rationale with applications and examples