UNIVERSAL DESIGN PRINCIPLESThe Seven Universal Design Principles that Level Playing Field applies.
Universal Design Principles
OUR SEVEN PRINCIPLES
There are seven Universal Design Principles that Level Playing Field applies to all of its clients and projects, to ensure their spaces are accessible as possible to everyone, and have room to accommodate and grow based on future needs.
These seven principles are as follows:
- Equitable use. The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities. For example, a website that is designed to be accessible to everyone, including people who are blind and use screen reader technology, employs this principle
- Flexibility in use. The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities. An example is a museum that allows visitors to choose to read or listen to the description of the contents of a display case
- Simple and intuitive. Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user’s experience, knowledge, language skills, or current concentration level. Science lab equipment with clear and intuitive control buttons is an example of an application of this principle
- Perceptible information. The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user’s sensory abilities. An example of this principle is captioned television programming projected in a noisy sports bar
- Tolerance for error. The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions. An example of a product applying this principle is software applications that provide guidance when the user makes an inappropriate selection
- Low physical effort. The design can be used efficiently, comfortably, and with a minimum of fatigue. Doors that open automatically for people with a wide variety of physical characteristics demonstrate the application of this principle
- Size and space for approach and use. Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation and use, regardless of the user’s body size, posture or mobility. A flexible work area designed for use by employees who are left- or right-handed and have a variety of other physical characteristics and abilities is an example of applying this principle.