Northeast ADA center


Located at the Yang-Tan Institute at Cornell University | Provides information, referrals, resources and training on equal opportunity and on the ADA New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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.