United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
As previously mentioned, Universal Design is largely defined as a methodology, a way or means of achieving Universal Access. The first guidelines, the 7 Principles of UD, were developed in 1997 by a working group which consisted of architects, product designers, engineers and environmental design researchers, and was led by the late Ronald Mace. As Inclusive Design’s work includes work on public transport, as areas where UA can always be improved, we have used transport to demonstrate the 7 Principles. For more information on the 7 Principles please refer to The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design.
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