MTA unveils new ‘accessibility laboratory’ in Brooklyn testing commuter ideas for disabled riders

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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN, Brooklyn (WABC) — A transit hub in Brooklyn is being used by the MTA as a so-called “test kitchen” to see which ideas work best for disabled riders.

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.