In a bid to answer the above, I began research and found that to design for everyone , the design has to be accessible, usable and inclusive. This all mean different things although closely related and their goals, approaches, and guidelines overlap.
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.