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

GUDC in Action


November 9, 2016

In an unprecedented move, tech leader Apple released a video highlighting the accessibility features of its products. Instead of simply showing the features, the advertisement demonstrates the ways that people with disabilities can achieve greater inclusion with Apple’s innovations. Just like Nike, Apple is seeing the value of the underserved markets that Universal Design allows them to reach. It’s not just about business though, as Apple’s tech accessibility features actually allow inclusive use for all.

November 7, 2016

This is the first of a series of posts on some specific Universal Design features in Destiny Arms, one of the Global Universal Design Commission’s living laboratories.

November 4, 2016

Demonstrating the social and business value of Universal Design, Nike released a shoe-entry technology known as FLYEASE. This innovation allows athletes and those of various ability levels to easily get shoes on and off.

October 27, 2016

The Silicon Valley giants are embracing users with disabilities, resulting in tech and features that everyone can appreciate.

October 12, 2016

This guide is a rich resource of ideas which development practitioners can consider when applying universal design.

October 10, 2016

Camping and hiking may be a fundamental upstate New York experience, but it can pose many hurdles to individuals with lesser ability.