Universal Design Resources

Research centers

Adaptive Environments. (2006). http://www.adaptenv.org/

Center for Universal Design, NC State University College of Design. (2006). http://www.design.ncsu.edu/cud/

IDEA Center at the University at Buffalo at the State University of New York. (2006). http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/idea/

Universal Design Network. (2006). http://www.universaldesign.net/

Articles and papers

Adaptive Environments. (2003). What is universal design? http://www.adaptenv.org/index.php?option=Content&Itemid=3&PHPSESSID=43602eb8f89b409c87fa44ed1c8677a5

Adaptive Environments. (2003). History of Universal Design. http://www.adaptenv.org/index.php?option=Content&Itemid=26

Adelson, Rachel. (Oct-Dec 2004). Universal Design: Opening every door. Inside MS. 22/4, 30-34. Doctoroff, Sandra. (Dec 2001). Adapting the physical environment to meet the needs of all young children for play. Early Childhood Education Journal. 29/2, 105-109.

Goltsman, Susan. (2001). Universal design in outdoor play areas. Chapter in Preiser, Wolfgang and Elaine Ostroff. (2001). Universal design handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional.

Mace, Ronald and James Mueller. (1998). The universal design file: Designing for people of all ages and abilities. http://www.udeducation.org/resources/readings/mueller_mace.asp

Books

Girl in accessible hand-powered swing

Covington, George and Bruce Hannah. (1993). Access by design. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Goldsmith, Selwyn. (2001). Universal design. Oxford: Architectural press.

Hardie, Graeme, Ron Mace, and Jaine P. Place. (1990). Accessible environments: Toward universal design. Raleigh: Center for Universal Design, NC State.

Lebovich, William L. (1993). Design for dignity: Studies in accessibility. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Mace, Ron, James Mueller and Molly Story. (1998). The Universal design file: Designing for people of all ages and abilities. Raleigh: Center for Universal Design, NC State. (Out of print: check your local library or used bookstore.)

Norman, Donald. (1988). The design of everyday things. New York: Basic Books, Inc.

Play and Learning in Adaptable Environments, Inc. (1994). Universal access to outdoor recreation: A design guide. Berkeley, CA: MIG Communications (Pocket guide version also available).

Preiser, Wolfgang and Elaine Ostroff. (2001). Universal design handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional.

Photographs

University of Oregon examples of universal design and non-universal design http://www.uoregon.edu/~sij/udep/photogra.htm

Newsletters

Global Universal Design Educators Online News, http://www.universaldesign.net/gudeo_news.htm

(Photo courtesy of Fairfax County Park Foundation)