An initiative of the College of Design at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, NC, the Center conducts original research on usability, disseminates information on UD, and provides training and technical assistance to the public, businesses, students, educators, and government organizations. The Center’s work promotes Universal Design —the idea that all new environments and products, to the greatest extent possible, should be usable by everyone regardless of their age, ability, or circumstance.
Today, Universal Design (UD) is more important than ever. The market for UD is growing rapidly due to an ageing world population. UD offers help to strained economies by creating lasting value and enabling people to participate in and contribute to society for longer. Companies all over the world have embraced the potential of Universal Design: from international corporations such as Toyota, to small businesses such as custom homebuilders with UD training.
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