All of our solutions are governed by the principles of universal design. Using these proven principles we ensure that your building or website is capable of meeting the needs of all those that wish to use it.
What is Universal Design?
The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.
The Principles of Universal Design
The Principles of Universal Design, Version 2.0, were conceived and developed by The Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University (1997).
- Principle 1 - Equitable Use
The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.
- Principle 2 - Flexibility in Use
The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.
- Principle 6 - Simple and Intuitive Use
Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user's experience, knowledge, language skills, or current concentration level.
- Principle 4 - Perceptible Information
The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user's sensory abilities.
- Principle 5 - Tolerance for Error
The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.
- Principle 6 - Low Physical Effort
The design can be used efficiently and comfortably and with a minimum of fatigue.
- Principle 7 - Size and Space for Approach and Use
Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use regardless of user's body size, posture, or mobility.
Compiled by advocates of universal design, listed in alphabetical order: Bettye Rose Connell, Mike Jones, Ron Mace, Jim Mueller, Abir Mullick, Elaine Ostroff, Jon Sanford, Ed Steinfeld, Molly Story, and Gregg Vanderheiden