Introduction to universal design

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Register for this free course using the name you would like on the certificate. Check your inbox for the registration confirmation email.

Course outline:

By the end of the course you should be able to effectively explain the concepts of universal design. You will understand diversity and stereotypes and how universal design is applied in practice. Specifically, you will be able to:

  • explain the concept of universal design
  • understand population diversity and stereotyping
  • show how universal design can be applied in your industry or area of work

In just one hour you will have all the basics!

Complete the course and receive your certificate of completion.

Drawings of 12 different people indicating population diversity. It is a screenshot of the video
Make the world comfortable for all

There are three modules and eight short lessons covering definitions, diversity, stereotypes and applying universal design principles.

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What is it and who is it for?

In this module you will find out what universal design covers, who it’s for, and different definitions of universal design. This module provides context for the course.


What does it cover? Definitions of universal design Concepts have evolved

Diversity and Stereotypes

This module discusses diversity and stereotypes and their role in understanding and implementing universal design.


Diversity Preview Stereotypes Images, icons, brands

Applying universal design

This third module is about applying universal design. There is also a summary of the course at the end.


Applying universal design Last words

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