UD principles for Australia’s aid program

front cover of the DFAT Guideliens for aid programsThe Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade stipulates that all overseas aid programs must follow the Principles of Universal Design. They have produced a comprehensive guide to all types of development projects including water, health, education and the built environment. The title of the 2013 document is, Accessibility Design Guide: Universal design principles for Australia’s aid program

It is useful to see how thinking universally about design can produce such a clear guide to inclusive practice and accessibility. This document was updated with a 2016 brochure with ten tips for promoting universal design in aid projects. There is also the companion document Development for All: 2015-2020 Strategy.  

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