The Seven Principles of Universal Design are as follows:
Principle 1: Equitable Use
Wheelchair ramp located next to stairs allows for equitable access to buildings for everyone.
Principle 2: Flexibility in Use
Adjustable height desks and chairs provide flexibility in use for everyone.
Principle 3: Simple and Intuitive to Use
Product should be simple and intuitive to use regardless of age, ability, or geographic location.
Principle 4: Perceptible Information
Information should be provided in a way that is perceptible to everyone.
Principle 5: Tolerance For Error
The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.
Principle 6: Low Physical Effort
Product can be used efficiently and comfortably with minimum fatigue regardless of ability or age.
Principle 7: Size and Space for Approach and Use
The principle of Size and Space for Approach and Use allows for reach, manipulation, and use regardless of user’s body size, posture, or mobility.