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Universal Design: Barrier-Free Environments

This guide will help in you in your research and design of buildings to create barrier-free environments for everyone.

Searching Vocabulary

The terms listed below are vocabulary to help you when researching universal design.  Use the terms in the online catalog and databases.

  • universal design
  • barrier-free design
  • design for all
  • inclusive design
  • architecture and the handicapped
  • physically handicapped -- housing
  • aged -- dwellings
  • architecture and the aged
  • handicapped -- housing
  • interior decoration -- human factors
  • person-environment fit
  • people with disabilities -- housing
  • older people -- dwellings -- designs and plans