Universal design

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Universal design

A design that makes a building accessible to as many individuals as possible, including older people and those with physical handicaps.
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Thanks to some really amazing inclusive design Cardiff should be held up as a shining example to other cities.
as with the rest of world, inclusive design is a part of Nestle's approach to holistic and sustainable development which provides a better product and packaging experience," said Bob Lepior, department head, Nestle Product Technology Center in Marysville, Ohio.
It offers a key to considering different housing types and styles that lend to diverse communities and discusses everything from reducing urban sprawl to developing building approaches supporting inclusive design goals.
E[sz]It focused on introducing architecture students to the values of inclusive design and to involve them in a community project that can develop their sensitivity to users with special needs, including those with prosthetics.
As part of its Inclusive Design Strategy, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced that it will include accessible Changing Places toilets in each of the Olympic Park's venues.
His main research interest is the theme of inclusive design, whereby products and services can be better matched to the needs and abilities of the less able in society whilst having a broad benefit for that society as a whole.
We compensated for the lack of an inclusive design by devising the teletypewriter as an assistive technology to enable telecommunications through telephones.
A new online Inclusive Design Toolkit has been launched by communications solutions and services provider BT, developed to support designers and those working in product development and to provide a general inclusive design guide for businesses.
Case studies are included, as well as criteria for assessing the ethical and practical success of an inclusive design.
While I like calling it inclusive design, the consumers I talk with call it friendly design, better design, or personal design.
Other key programme elements included a design life of 100 years, and accessible and inclusive design for people of all ages and abilities.
The building has won the RIBA inclusive design award, PRS foundation award for innovative approach to programming, and the Red F Award for Northern Sinfonia's outstanding contribution to classical music by Classic FM.