Join us in our quest to create diverse opportunities to network, learn, and share critical information useful to people working at all levels for positive change.
Because design is fundamental to everything we use to live and learn, Universal Design Today partners champion a "how-it-all-works-together-for-a-better-life-and-business" approach to designing housing, communities, programs and products. We like to share this information with others via unique events that allow people to share, learn, celebrate Universal Design for all.
OUR GOAL IS TO TRANSFER CRITICALLY USEFUL INFORMATION TO PEOPLE WHO NEED IT THE MOST
We are committed to liberating the practice of Universal Design - distinct from ADA compliance - extending beyond built environment concerns, and unleashing them into the wilds of many other design-driven disciplines. Our goal is to equip a wide range of people to incorporate universal design and innovation-driven strategies into all aspects of housing, education, community planning, technical and non-technical product/program development, to improve how we "live and learn."
We're interested in uniting an unprecedented mix of people with wide ranging design, building, education, planning, user experience (UX), and economic/community development and expertise. Help us create live-action design events that make UD and innovation-economy development habit forming, contagious and everyday household terms. Get in touch if you're interested in hosting, sponsoring or presenting at future events.
HOW DO WE (RE)CREATE BUILDINGS, COMMUNITIES, LEARNING PLACES, PROGRAMS AND PRODUCTS FOR 21st CENTURY PEOPLE?
With Universal Design.
Universal Design (UD) was first described by Ronald L. Mace as the concept of designing all products and the built environment to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in life.
“Today, the practice of UD has expanded beyond the built environment. UD is widely acknowledged by top educators, designers, technologists, product developers and business leaders as the best approach to create a world that is more user friendly and attractive to everyone."
-Richard Duncan, RL Mace Universal Design Institute