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Universal Design

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Universal design- The seven principles

Principle 1: Equitable Use
The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.

Guidelines:
1a. Provide the same means of use for all users: identical whenever possible; equivalent when not.
1b. Avoid segregating or stigmatizing any users.
1c. Provisions for privacy, security, and safety should be equally available to all users. Read more »

Why should you think about access ?

There are many reasons why you should think about access and how you plan to meet the
requirements of people with disabilities:
• There are around 60 million people with disabilities in India representing a considerable
proportion of your potential audience or customers. Read more »

Universal design Princples

Definition
The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible,without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

1. Principle One:Equitable Use
The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.

GUIDELINES

  1. Provide the same means of use for all users:identical whenever possible; equivalent when not.
  2. Avoid segregating or stigmatizing any users.
  3. Provisions for privacy, security, and safety should be equally available to all users.

Making libraries disabled friendly

Inclusive Libraries - A step towards making libraries disabled friendly

The need to access libraries is not one that we need to contend. Libraries provide us with a vast resource of knowledge whereby a person can access books, periodicals, newspapers, journals, etc. Today with the advent of digital libraries, collections are stored in digital formats and accessible by computers, also.

Persons with disabilities should also have access to both that is physical libraries as well as digital libraries.

Libraries are also a point of access whereby resources can be pooled and used by a large cross-section of the society. Therefore, making libraries inclusive is important for the growth of India’s population. Read more »