What is Universal Design? (6-27-17)

brown bag lunch and learnPresented by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

The broad definition of Universal Design (UD) is the idea of producing buildings, products, communication and environments that are supportive of all people. In this 30 minute session, John Salmen, President of Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. discussed the evolution of the concept of UD, methods of accommodation using UD in architecture and in other elements, accessible design vs. universal design, and UD for aging in place.


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