“Although much has been done, there still remains much to do in the area of universal design. This is the reason for our two-day meeting. Too many architects continue to use the minimal ADA guidelines or are reluctant to incorporate universal design principles into their projects. The charge of this gathering is to recommend next steps for the public and private sectors in order to infuse universal design into the strategic thinking of community leaders, consumers and designers."
Chairman National Endowment for the Arts
"Universal Design is an approach to design that honors human diversity. It addresses the right for everyone-from childhood into their oldest years-to use all spaces, products and information in an independent, inclusive and equal way. It is a process that invites designers to go beyond compliance with access codes-to create excellent, people centered design."
Adaptive Environments Center