Making buildings safe and accessible for people with disabilities

The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.

The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.

Use of the design is easy to understand regard-less of the users experience, knowledge, language skills or current concentration level.

The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the users sensory abilities.

The design minimizes hazards and adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.

The design can be used efficiently and comfortably, with a minimum of fatigue.

Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulations and use, regard-less of users body size, posture or mobility.

The concept of Universal Design is about a new quality relationship between a diversity of users (old and young, strong and weak) and human-made physical environments/objects.

Universal Design goes beyond the mere provision of special features for various segments of the population as it also emphasizes a creative and inclusive approach to make the mainstream built environment more sustainable and better for everyone.