Universal Design: All Attraction Visitors Should Have the Same Experience

06 Jun 2018
14:45

Universal Design: All Attraction Visitors Should Have the Same Experience

Equitable participation in the life of the community, without restrictions or disadvantages, is a human right that extends to all areas of society and social life. It is the right of all people to be respected for their social position and receive equitable treatment in society. The application of Universal Design principles is a step forward in mitigating inadvertent prejudice against people irrespective of their race, gender, age, faith, political or other opinion, or physical or mental limitations. Incorporation of Universal Design principles also helps in conferring independence and mobility to individuals. Accessible features integrated into the overall design process result in better design and avoid the stigmatising quality of accessible features that are added on late in the process or as modifications after completion. The presentation will inform the audience about:
  • The Universal Design principals
  • How disability forms part of Universal Design
  • How to ensure that attractions are accessible for everyone, so that all visitors enjoy the same experience
  • Why good access ensures good business