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Universal Design Exemplars is a project of The Center for Universal Design, College of Design, North Carolina State University.


Project Directors
Leslie C. Young
Lawrence H. Trachtman

Content Development
Leslie C. Young
Jessica Z. Coffey
Lawrence H. Trachtman

Digital Media and User Interface
Jim Allman
Interrobang Digital Media

Disc and Jacket Design
Robert Rock

Submission Package
Jackie Gottlieb

Project Staff
Jessica Z. Coffey
Wendy Michener
Andrea Gabriel
Charles D. Faust
Michael S. Reed
David Ringholz
Carrie Spencer


Major funding for this project was provided by:

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National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Office for AccessAbility


Additional support provided by:

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NEC Foundation of America

Trace Center logod  

Trace Research & Development Center
Trace Research & Development Center at the University of Wisconsin provided additional support through its NIDRR funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Information Technology Access

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National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
U.S. Department of Education

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Software provided by Macromedia


About the Center for Universal Design

The Center for Universal Design is part of the College of Design at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Center was established as The Center for Accessible Housing in 1989, a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). In January 1996, the Center changed its name to The Center for Universal Design to better reflect its overall mission and its involvement in accessible and universal design projects involving all types of environments and products. The Center has been funded by NIDRR since 1994 as the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Accessible and Universal Design in Housing (1994-1999) and the RERC on Universal Design and the Built Environment (1999-2004).

Today, The Center for Universal Design serves as a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, public and private facilities, and consumer products. The Center promotes the concept of universal design in all design, construction, and manufacturing disciplines through research, training and design assistance. The Center develops publications and instructional materials, and provides information, referrals and technical assistance to individuals with disabilities, families and professionals nationwide. The Center also works with business and industry on universal design solutions and marketing strategies.

The Center for Universal Design
College of Design, Box 8613
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8613

919-515-3082 (Voice/TTY)
919-515-3023 (Fax)
1-800-647-6777 (Information Line)



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