Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy 576: Universal Design
Examination of the concepts and principles of universal design and the benefits of the approach for people with disabilities and for all individuals. Graded CR/NC.
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.