A practical resource to assist the planning, design and development of inclusive sport and recreation facilities.
Welcome to the Design For Everyone: A Guide To Sport And Recreation Settings.
The concept of Universal Design is to simplify life for everyone by making the built environment more usable to as many users as possible.
It is separate from accessible design as Universal Design is based on the equitable use of a facility and social inclusion and not the measurement of accessible design features and meeting minimum legislative requirements.
Applied holistically to a building without an alternative for different groups, Universal Design addresses issues of having a different approach for different users, which not only improves and simplifies the way a facility is used but also eliminates user segregation to maximise participation by users of all abilities.