Universal Design

Beyond the ADA: How to incorporate Universal Design principles in commercial facilities 

04-09-2012 13:45

This webinar was the first in a three part series sponsored by the Universal Design member-created community on AIA KnowledgeNet. It was recorded on April 11, 2012.

The ADA Design guidelines have been mandatory for commercial facilities and public buildings since 1991. But those guidelines are only the minimum requirements for persons with disabilities. The 7 Principles of Universal Design are more inclusive and could easily be incorporated as well. This course will delve into the differences between the ADA and Universal Design and how a commercial facility can incorporate both into their spaces.

Additional Resources
Download the Seven Principles of Universal Design poster from the Center for Universal Design at NCSU. Download the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

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