human performance, health, and social participation

Universal Design

Universal Design Knowledge "Road Map" for Designers

Universal Design Network of Canada Knowledge Matrix (Adapted by Dalton from 8 Goals of Universal Design by Steinfeld and Maisel; Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments 2012). Intended for: Architects, Engineers, and the people who build things to make the built environment more livable for all people across the lifespan.
UD Knowledge Matrix Table Description: This table consists of 11 columns and 11 rows. The 8 Goals of UD are listed vertically in column #4, rows 4 to 11. The 7 Principles of UD in Row 3, column 5 to 11. The 8 Goals share common knowledge domains with the 7 Principles which is represented with an "X" on the matrix. 7 Principles of Universal Design (Mace, et al 1997)
Universal Design Knowledge Parameters Universal Design Knowledge Domains Universal Design Knowledge Disciplines 8 Goals of Universal Design (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012) Equitable Flexible Simple to Use Perceptable Tolerance for Error Low Physical Effort Size and Space for Approach and Use
Human Performance Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) Anthropometrics Biomechanics Perception Cognition User Expert Body Fit X X X
Comfort X X X X
Awareness X X X
Understanding X X X
Health and Wellness Rehabilitation and Health User Expert Health and Wellness X X X X X X
Social Participation Charter of Rights and Freedoms Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Accessible Canada Act Accessible Ontario Disability Act User Experts (CNIB, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, etc) Accessibility Consultants Social Workers Other Social Integration X X X X X X X
Personalization X
Cultural Appropriate X X X X