Universal Design - The University of Tulsa

Universal Design

Universal Design (UD) refers to creative design elements of products and environments (such as the classroom, campus buildings, websites) that make them accessible to diverse people. Universal Design in the classroom is a concept that aims to make the whole environment inclusive by eliminating barriers to provide all people with equal opportunities to learn (regardless of individual characteristics such as age, ethnicity, and disability).

For our purposes, we are using Universal Design, Inclusive Design, and Design for All interchangeably.