Universal Design (UD) professionals employ tools to ensure that the widest possible range of users will be considered in the design process, regardless of users’ age, size, ability or disability.
Supporting evidence has been drawn from professional trade magazines and scholarly journals. Click on magnifying glasses throughout the model to review evidence specific to each stage or step, or view evidence related to the NtK Model as a whole. Review Search Tips for additional guidance.
Tools required to perform technical, market and business analyses can be found by clicking on toolbox icons in the model. Alternatively, you can explore a listing of all tools.
Cases exemplify specific opportunities or constraints.
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