The Universal Design Network of Canada

PROVIDING BEST PRACTICE RESOURCES IN UNIVERSAL DESIGN

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“Knowing both reflects and shapes the world. Knowledge, in other words, is a kind of design.”

– Aimi Hamraie

ACCESSIBILITY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

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Housing

Accessibility for housing is not yet mandated in Canada however there are multiple resources to help creating barrier free homes. In development - Accessible Housing Standard B652. Stay tuned!

Universal Design of Products

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Ergocentric​

"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."

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OXO

"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."

Universal Design for Learning

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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.