• UNIVERSAL DESIGN
    Accessibility for everyone

Universal design is about inclusive services and solutions that enable environments – private as well as public – to be used by everyone, regardless of physical conditions. For us, it is about helping you with visual communication with a focus on clarity and increased accessibility.

OUR SERVICES WITHIN UNIVERSAL DESIGN

Consultation

We perform a preliminary study of your project where we go through the conditions and clarify what rules and requirements apply. After the preliminary study, you will gain a clear picture of your needs and what must be done.

Design & Construction

We design with optimal technical and material solutions in mind. This is done with the least possible environmental impact and with originality and innovation – in both construction and design.

Project Management

We drive your project forward through all phases. We handle orders, production, logistics, installation, follow-up and documentation.

Rules and legal requirements for universal design

Accessibility and the area of universal design are subject to a number of rules and conditions. The purpose of the rules regarding accessibility is to enable as many people as possible to participate in society on equal terms. The built environment should be possible to use for both people who have full mobility and people who use, for example, a wheelchair, walker or cane. People with impaired vision, hearing impairment or other orientation impairment should also be able to use the built environment. If you are planning to build or change something, it is your municipality that can tell you what you can or must do. It is the developer who is responsible for compliance with the rules.

Related services and products within universal design

We follow seven principles of universal design*

1. Equal use

The design should be useful and accommodating for people with varying abilities.

2. Flexibility in use

The design should allow for a wide variety of personal preferences and abilities.

3. Simple and intuitive use

The design should be easy to understand, regardless of the user’s experience, knowledge, language ability or current concentration level.

4. Perceived information

The design communicates the necessary information to the user effectively, regardless of the surrounding conditions or the user’s mental abilities.

5. Tolerance for mistakes

The design minimises risks and serious consequences of mistakes or accidental actions.

6. Low physical effort

The design can be used efficiently and comfortably with minimal fatigue.

7. Size and space for access and use

The design has the appropriate size and there is space to ensure that it can be accessed, reached, navigated and used by everyone.

*  developed by The Centre for Universal Design at North Carolina State University

Do you want to know more about how we work with accessibility and our services within universal design? Contact us today to book a meeting.

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