Going to the movies or seeing a performance can be challenging for people with disabilities.
The hard of hearing struggle to decipher speech amid background noise and reverberation, while those who have difficulty seeing find it hard to find their seats in dimly lit halls.
Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.