strategy

Designing for accessibility

Synonyms:
Designing access
Description:
Designing in ways that provide access to everything all of the time for all people.
Context:
Every day 48 million Americans with disabilities face man-made barriers that turn disabilities into handicaps. These barriers are as obvious as a flight of stairs or as subtle as 8-point type, all barriers that could be eliminated through Universal Design.

Universally designed products and services are actually used everyday by people who are both abled and disabled simply because they are the easiest and safest products available. At its best, Universal Design is seamless and invisible. We shouldn't look at a Universally Designed product and think, "This was designed for people with disabilities."

Claim:
Responsible design makes universal access by a full spectrum of the public an imperative.
Subjects:
Design
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies