Programs

UDIA is established to improve the inclusion of people living with physical disabilities in society by promoting the adoption of Universal Design principles in the designing products and spaces. Our activities will revolve around developing contextually suitable Universal Design solutions and implementing these in host communities.

Programs

UDIA is established to improve the inclusion of people living with physical disabilities in society by promoting the adoption of Universal Design principles in the designing products and spaces. Our activities will revolve around developing contextually suitable Universal Design solutions and implementing these in host communities.

Why Inclusive design?

Inclusive Design is a methodology that enables and draws on the full range of human diversity – Microsoft.

Ensures Compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): Have you heard about the CRPD? It is an instrument that calls for a shift from traditional ways of viewing disability as individual impairment to a focus on creating enabling environments that promote inclusiveness and accommodate all human beings in their diversity. You can check out the CRPD Toolkit on Disability here.

Social Responsibility: Ensuring that our designs- products, spaces and services can be accessed and used by diverse persons including persons with disabilities is indicative of a high sense of social responsibility.

To Celebrate Diversity: Inclusive design helps us acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of human life.

To Reduce Inequality and Discrimination: When design is not inclusive, it automatically is exclusive and leads to direct and indirect discrimination of certain persons. Thus, inclusive design helps to reduce inequality and discrimination of vulnerable groups like the persons who are aged, physically disabled or visually impaired.

Helps Persons Living with Disabilities Live Independently: An Inclusive design approach reduces barriers to access/use and promotes participation thus helping persons with disabilities live independently.

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