Universal Access and Design

Access for all, regardless of age, ability or status.

The aim of universal access and design is to simplify life for everyone by making environments, products and services equally accessible, usable and understandable. It emphasises user-centred design and extends beyond issues of accessibility to buildings and public spaces to policy-making and planning regarding all aspects of society, including communication, information technology, goods and services.

The aim of this research program is to coordinate and support interdisciplinary research that focuses on ways in which products, processes, services, systems, environments and information can ensure access for all, regardless of age, ability or status.

This research program is led by Professor Bernadette McSherry and Dr Andrea Cook.

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