The finalists in this year’s Inclusive Design Award demonstrate the amazing quality of entries in this year’s AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards, including cutting edge tech, a groundbreaking Government team, a business and a theater company. Sponsored by Scope, the Inclusive Design Award celebrates those who are thinking about inclusion from the very start of their project and is the first time it has been part of the Tech4Good Awards.
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.