The Innovator of Universal Design, Mr. Ron Mace explained differences between Universal Design and Barrier Free in 1989

Let’s re-visit Mr. Mace’s speech as he saw Universal Design (UD) and Access, and look at some other related definitions that I think you will appreciate. This time I thought we’d look back into history in an effort to help clarify these definitions and especially for the benefit of our newer design students and Universal […]

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What is the definition of Universal designing as an active process?

Universal design–ing is an active process, as opposed to a stagnant noun. © 2015 Charlie M. Schwab Registered Architect, AIA, Universal Design Certified Specialist Why is the more encompassing meaning of Universal Design (UD) so important? Let’s get started by looking at the standard definition of design. “The word “design” can be either a noun […]

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