The NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland), have returned to Ireland victorious after their tourism accessibility standard, I.S.373, was named Most Innovative Policy by the Zero Project, at an awards ceremony at the United Nations Building in Vienna, Austria. – See more at: http://www.failteireland.ie/Utility/News-Features/News-Library/Making-a-Splash-Better-Tourism-though-Universal-De.aspx#sthash.URH0faIl.dpuf
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.