Access to Cultural Heritage Sites for All

Linda Nilsen Ask
2015 EXARC Journal  
The purpose of Universal Design is to increase people's opportunities to participate in society through the design of products, services, methods of communication, buildings and built-up spaces that are accessible to as many as possible. Many will suffer from some form of disability at some time in life, either temporarily or long-term. Disability is best viewed as yet another aspect of the diversity of humankind. By applying the principles of Universal Design to shared spaces and media, it is
more » ... ossible to create general solutions that cater to many, while avoiding the need to implement special solutions for various groups. The terminology of Universal Design is not limited to building or architecture, but is equally important in sectors such as education, information, design, et cetera (Rogaland County Authority 2014).
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