What is Universal Design?

  • Equitable Use
    The design is useful and marketable for any group of users.
  • Flexible in Use
    The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.
  • Simple and Intuitive Use
    Use of the design is easy to understand.
  • Perceptible Information
    The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user.
  • Tolerance for Error
    The design minimizes hazards and adverse consequences of accidental actions.
  • Low Physical Effort
    The design can be used efficiently and comfortably.
  • Size and Space for Approach and Use
    Appropriate size, space and clearance for a variety of users.