Universal Design Competition at University of Tennessee Center for Universal Design


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Some examples of Universal Design are the football huddle, originally created for players with hearing impairments, and foil seals on modern coffee cans, which replaced tops that were hard for people with arthritis to open with can openers.



As part of Disability Awareness Month, the Office of Disability Services [at the University of Tennessee] organized a competition to make students more aware of what Universal Design is and get students involved with designing objects, tools and practices for everyone. Any group of no more than four full-time undergraduate students was eligible to participate, provided they had a faculty sponsor. About 100 students entered the competition, bringing the number of projects entered to 27, Springer said.


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