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History & Benefits of Universal Design

This site addresses the history of universal design and the foundations on which it is based. It then lists a general overview of some of the benefits of universal design in education and examples of how it is successfully used. The website also provides a brief resource list on where to look for more information.

The American Institute for Research

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"We cannot afford to let the issue of disabilities be simply an afterthought. We have a unique opportunity now, as industry pours billions of dollars into upgrading the communications infrastructure, to make sure that people with disabilities are not left behind. Now is the time. Accessibility of services and products for all Americans has got to be a design feature, not an add-on."

Chairman Kennard, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Statement on Video Description, 11/18/99