Universal Design Checklist - developed by the City of Calgary. This checklist for building modifications is based on the 2010 Access Design Standards published by The City of Calgary’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility (ACA), with the assistance of Development & Building Approvals (DBA) and Community & Neighborhood Services (CNS). These Standards are a requirement for all City of Calgary owned and operated buildings, but are also recommended for all other buildings and construction developments throughout Calgary.
Accessibility for housing is not yet mandated in Canada however there are multiple resources to help creating barrier free homes.
Northwest ADA Center - A US resource for Universal Design in the Workplace
The inclusive Design Institute is "a generative hub of applied research that addresses the challenge of designing our information and communication systems (ICT) so that they work for all potential users, including users with disabilities, varying language needs and diverse
Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in collaboration with General Electric, have developed a tool for measuring the degree of universally designed small kitchen appliances. Click here for more information.
"OXO was founded on the philosophy of Universal Design, which means the design of products usable by as many people as possible. Today, OXO offers 1,000+ products covering many areas of the home, all created based on this principle. The company has been recognized globally as an example of how a well-executed Universal Design philosophy not only creates products that are beneficial to end users but is also a sensible business model." - Oxo.com
"Most seating manufacturers take a “one-size-fits-all” approach to chair design which may fit many, but won’t fit everyone. ergoCentric believes that everyone should be comfortable at work and our build-to-order, modular manufacturing system allows us to fit every person with the perfect chair." - Ergocentric.com
UDLResource.ca This site and its resources were developed by SET-BC (Special Education Technology – British Columbia) with support from the BC Ministry of Education (Department of Diversity and Equity). The content of the site was developed from a variety of print and online resources and is intended to provide K-12 educators with a starting point for implementing Universal Design for Learning in their classrooms.