[community] Differentiating Accessibility, Universal Design and Inclusive Design

Ambrose Li al12si at student.ocadu.ca
Tue Oct 25 22:12:09 UTC 2016


There are two obvious problems that need to be addressed:

1. There is at least one author who has worked out a mapping between
universal design and inclusive design. So you will need to demonstrate
that the two in fact cannot be mapped to the other.

2. In French universal design and inclusive design are the same word, so
by insisting on a difference you are claiming the French understanding
to be incorrect. You will need to address how a distinction can be
created, since French is an official UN language.



On 2016-10-25 04:11 PM, Treviranus, Jutta wrote:
> I’m part of a number of UN Committees and was requested to both define inclusive design and differentiate inclusive design from accessibility and Universal Design.
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> I would love to get your thoughts and suggestions as this will go into some fairly far-reaching documents.
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> Here is my proposed wording for the differentiation (not the definition):
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> Accessibility is an intended outcome for persons that experience disabilities.
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> Universal design, as it is currently articulated, is a set of universal quality criteria for a design.
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> Inclusive design focuses on a) achieving an integrated personal fit for the full range of human diversity, b) the process of design and who participates in the design decisions, and c) the indirect impact of the design or the design in its larger context.
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> Inclusive design is more than an outcome or a set of design criteria. It is a systemic approach that guards against the risk that persons will be excluded by the outcome, the set of criteria, the design process, or the indirect impact of a design. As such Inclusive Design encompasses both accessibility and Universal Design.
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> Thoughts?
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> Jutta
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