Redefining the Principles of Universal Design

Steinfeld Danford 2006 ICF presentation

In 2006 Ed Steinfeld and Scott Danford re-worked the classic seven principles of universal design to make them more understandable. They also ‘crosswalked’ the principles with the ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) which is an international system that can be used as a basis for research world-wide. Download the presentation to the 2006 ICF Conference held in Vancouver.

Briefly the redefined principles are:

Body fit; Comfort; Awareness; Understanding; Identity; Social integration; and Cultural appropriateness. These formed the 8 Goals of Universal Design – a more practical approach than some of the classic 7 Principles.