Institute for Design and Disability (IDD) (Ireland)


IDD, established in 1991, is a non-profit-making foundation contributing to the participation of people with disabilities through design.

The Institute promotes the ideal of design-for-all through research studies, interdisciplinary meetings and seminars, awareness training and consultancy.

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.