Universal Design Example – Easter Seals House NL


The following are pictorial examples of universal design features in a public space, namely Easter Seals House NL. Note the various elements of universal design, from lowered counters and sinks to side-hinged appliances, as well as pocket doors,…

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.