Universal design is a design approach that works to ensure that buildings and products can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, or ability.* Universal design is not a special requirement to benefit the minority of the population. Environments should be designed to meet the needs of ALL people who will use it. To put it simply, universal design is good design. Click here to learn more about the 7 principles of universal design. Below are some examples.