The Case for Universal Design

Joshua Klyber

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May 14, 2024

With more people living longer and cognitive and cultural issues increasing across the population, the need for universal design is growing. Universal design considers people's diverse needs and abilities throughout the design process, facilitating the creation of environments, services and systems that benefit everyone.

Design challenges span multiple facets of the built environment, from transportation, educational campuses, and health care sites to commercial, hospitality, and entertainment venues. Accommodating the diverse needs of all means going beyond the minimum code-enforced requirements to develop innovative layouts and designs that empower individuals at home and in public spaces.

Discover more about how universal design principles can be implemented to create inclusive spaces that enhance everyone's experience. Read our white paper, The Case for Universal Design.

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Joshua Klyber
Joshua is a veteran of accessibility initiatives on the leading edge of educating and supporting clients by integrating universal design into their projects to surpass the code minimums and accommodate more individuals’ needs.