While the buzz word in the modern day world is “technology” what also has to be strongly considered and given its fair recognition is Universal Design. When technology and Universal Design are combined efficiently and properly then the end result is one that is very dynamic.
Technology is used in almost every segment of an individual’s life. It is in their business environment, their social environment, and their home environment. If this technology throughout the many different categories where it is utilized is enhanced with Universal Design then it certainly makes life much easier not only for those that have disabilities but for those that don’t.
It’s important to understand the principles of universal design. It focuses on making something more understandable, easier to use, safety features, as well as accessibility. When it relates to a product it basically comes down to being more comfortable and easy to use, and being accessible by as many people as possible.
In relation to the home technology when combined with Universal Design it can contribute to products that are available for you to use that are going to provide minimal strain on your body, make the task that it is being applied to much easier, and be built for longevity as well as be visually appealing.
When it comes to the technology in your vehicle more manufacturers in this industry are leaning towards Universal Designs to help increase the mobility, its standards, and ease of use within a variety of different types of environments.
Universal design and technology also go hand-in-hand within the community environment. Being able to move around with greater ease and keeping in mind safety and comfort is one of the end goals of the combination of these two components. The same concept can be carried over into the business world.