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Governor's Commission on Disability

Universal Design Benefits All Ages and Abilities

The Center for Universal Design - North Carolina State University

Universal Design provides improved access for all of us who at some time in our lives have difficulty with opening heavy doors, reaching items that are low or high and negotiating stairs or curbs. The goal of Universal Design is to create products and build environments that are usable by all people to the greatest extent possible and at multiple life stages without the need for adaptation or specialized design. Automatic door openers, high/low drinking fountains, curb ramps, ramps, elevators and lifts, and larger restrooms with higher toilets and grab bars are some of the ways environments can become universally accessible.

The seven principles of Universal Design are:

For More Information on Universal Design

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