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Accessibility Regulations and a Universal Design Philosophy Inspire the Design Process

This 8-page web article offers that "Universal design asks designers to rethink some fundamental formal architectural concepts, to contemplate environmental equity for all kinds of users, and to consider a variety of ways the environment can be designed or adapted to accommodate people’s changing needs, such as those of the aging or of people who don’t speak the dominant language."

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