The Design for All principle

What is the Design for All principle ?

Design for All is design for human diversity, social inclusion and equality. This holistic and innovative approach constitutes a creative and ethical challenge for all planners, designers, entrepreneurs, administrators and political leaders.

Design for All aims to enable all people to have equal opportunities to participate in every aspect of society. To achieve this, the built environment, everyday objects, services, culture and information – in short, everything that is designed and made by people to be used by people – must be accessible, convenient for everyone in society to use and responsive to evolving human diversity.

The practice of Design for All makes conscious use of the analysis of human needs and aspirations and requires the involvement of end users at every stage in the design process. EBU advocates the design for all principle in all its work, and especially in its standardization work. EBU encourages designers, architects and  to apply the design for all principle in practice.

From The EIDD Stockholm Declaration©, 2004
For more information see the EIDD website.