July 02, 2007

Integrating Universal Design Principles in Asset Building Program

Universal Design began as a design philosophy applied to the arrangement of space -- architecture, stage design, landscape design. It grew in parallel with a liberation philosophy of its era. That philosophy was radically interested in equity.

As Universal Design has evolved and been popularized it has come full circle as an encapsulated summary of the disability rights philosophy from which it sprang in the 1970's. Universal Design thinkers have been reinserting the concept in an ever widening circle of societal settings. Here Dede Leydorf of the World Institute on Disability presents
Integrating Universal Design Principles in Asset Building Programs

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http://www.wid.org/publications/integrating-universal-design-principles-in-asset-building-programs/

Posted by rollingrains at July 2, 2007 02:44 PM