Integrating Universal Design Principles in Asset Building ProgramsBy Leydorf, Dede; World Institute on Disability ,
Publication Date: February 2004
Paper proposes ways of expanding the principles of Universal Design to asset building programs, which have the potential to provide people with disabilities with the means to address poverty and promote their independence. The seven principles of universal design are listed and discussed: (1) equitable use; (2) flexibility in use; (3) simple and intuitive use; (4) perceptible information; (5) tolerance for error; (6) low physical effort; and (7) size and space for approach to use. Examples are provided of the application of these principles. The author contends that these principles have broad implications in the field of asset development program delivery, and that federal and state policies need to consider the needs of people with disabilities in policy development and implementation.
Published by: World Institute on Disability (Website:http://www.wid.org)
Link to text: http://www.wid.org/publications/WIDUNIVERSALACCESSCONCEPT.doc