Universal Design

The objective of universal design is to accommodate as many people as possible, including the elderly, the wheelchair-bound, people with cognitive and mobility issues, as well as average adults and children.

"Universal design is just good design," said Universal Design Alliance CFO Sandra McGowan.

"People do mistake that it's for elderly people, and it's not. It certainly has to do with accessibility, but it's much more than that. The designs -- until you really need them -- just make things more convenient," she said.

Read more on cnn: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/05/21/universal.design/index.html

This is exactly what we say when we say 508 benefits everyone, accessibility and usability on the web help everyone.

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