Global Universal Design Commission
Increasing usability, safety, health, and social participation through design*

GUDC in Action


April 23, 2019

The Mary Free Bed Y was designed for everyone enabling and empowering a diverse population. In short, Universal Design makes life easier, healthier and friendlier by removing physical and social barriers. GUDC board member Michael Perryhad a chance to catch up with Emily Bush, whose son Carson plays for the Junior Pacers basketball team which is a team of West Michigan athletes ages 7-18 with physical disabilities. 

April 11, 2019

In the Universal Design Living Laboratory, the powder room features a pocket door to hide the toilet from view, a vertical toilet paper holder for easy replacement and a phone at an accessible height.

March 7, 2019

Universal Design Living Laboratory, located in Columbus, Ohio, is the top-rated universal design home in North America, with three national universal design certifications.

March 6, 2019

Listen to Rosemarie as she discusses the universal design features in her home, the Universal Design Living Laboratory,, and describes the highlights in her book, the Universal Design Toolkit in this podcast interview with Nichole Kain, Founder of the Home and Place Project.

January 22, 2019

Quito became the first city in the country and in Latin America to have a public building, certified in accessibility and universal design, by the 'Global Universal Desing Commission' (GUDC), a US corporation that develops standards for buildings, products and services. 

January 14, 2019

The first President, Lenin Moreno, will receive on Monday, January 14, 2019 Peter Blanck, head of the Board of the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC), at the Government Palace, according to the General Secretariat of Communication of the Presidency.