The aim of universalising design is to create a more inclusive world. Universal Design, as an endeavour in its own right, is being used internationally as a vehicle for bringing about wholesale change in design thinking throughout the design process so that all people are considered regardless of age, capability, or background.
Universal design is a design concept not a design product.The principles of universal design can be applied to concrete things like products, buildings and open spaces, to intellectual activities such as designing learning programs, and to conceptual things such as policies and practices. Universal design is also part of conversations about sustainability, resilience, health and wellbeing.For more on this concept go to the What is Universal Design page or choose one of the topics on the left hand menu.
Information about the 2016 Australian Universal Design Conference can be found on the News, Conferences and Events tab.