Accessible Online Platforms with Cities4All


The uptake and utilization of online digital platforms for capacity building and learning is increasing as they offer many important advantages. This includes the fact they are often peer facilitated, which provides the community-based benefits of avoiding traditional hierarchical/top-down learning models.

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.