What is Universal Design?
Universal Design is the design of products and environments so that they can be accessed and understood by users regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.
Narrowly defined, it refers to the design of a built environment so that it is accessible, usable, convenient and a pleasure to use for people of diverse needs. Broadly defined, universal design also includes products and services. A product built with universal design principles can be used by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. An example would be a mobile phone with large buttons—the numbers can be read by seniors with poor eyesight and adults with visual impairments, without the need for eyeglasses.
The Enabling Village has the following features.