Universal Design and why it’s so important

Welcome to the 119th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month is Disability History Month 2021! So, to keep with this theme, on today’s episode, I am going to talk about universal design and why it’s so important.

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In today’s show on Universal Design

  • Why I decided to make make an episode on this topic. [00:44]
  • What universal design is all about. [00:49]
  • Some examples of bad designs. [01:56]
  • Seven principles of inclusivity and accessibility in design. [06:15]
  • What you can do to create the right environment in the workplace. [11:39]

Quotes on Universal Design

  • Access and accessibility is a key part of equalising society and the playing field.
  • Good design will always have usability as the front and centre, so that services and environments will meet those people’s needs.
  • No two people are necessarily the same, and have exactly the same ability.
  • Thinking about how your meeting space is configured is vital to a positive workplace.
  • This extends beyond a design trend.

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