Universal Design

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    History of Universal Design

  • "Barrier-free" movement begins

  • First accessibility standards are published by ANSI

  • Architectural Barriers Act passed by Congress, removing obstacles to employment for people with disabilities

  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973 outlaws discrimination against people on basis of disability

  • Education for Handicapped Children Act guarantees equality for disabled students

  • Center for Applied Special Technology founded; publishes seven principles of Universal Design

  • MOMA exhibit "Design for Independent Living" displays objects that improve thee lives of disabled people

  • Americans With Disabilities Act continues to remove barriers for people with disabilities

  • Telecommunications Act guarantees equal access to public technology

  • CAST redesigns its website to reflect principles of UD and increase accessibility

  • CAST releases UDL Guidelines 1.0

  • Common Core Initiative endorses UDL