Goals of Universal Design
Over the last 40+ years, significant efforts have been made to increase inclusivity and accessibility in the built environment. Although accessibility laws have helped to support these outcomes and decrease discrimination due to physical barriers, UD aims to go further to better support the needs of all people. Building upon the foundation of the Seven Principles of UD, the Goals of Universal Design were created.
The IDEA Center developed the Goals of Universal Design© to define the outcomes of UD practice in ways that can be measured, linked to existing bodies of knowledge, and applied to all design domains within the constraints of existing resources.
Week 1: Body Fit
The illustration features varying swing sizes to allow people of all shapes and sizes the opportunity to comfortably play and swing alongside one another.