With the development of the OID, students will have more resources to learn about, provide, and acquire accessibility on campus. In addition, the creation of the OID will allow the SDC to concentrate on aiding students with disabilities in their successful completion of their desired degree.
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.