ARCH 517


Course content:

Introduction to the principles of universal design. A survey of the ethical, moral and legal issues involved, and of the related international legal instruments, including Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the revised European Social Charter, and recommendations, declarations, resolutions of international bodies in chronological order. History of universal design. Current research and scholarship that aim at contributing to the elimination of social, physical and attitudinal barriers in the built environment, and making the built environment universally accessible for people of all ages, sizes and abilities.Universal design in products. Review of existing policies and practices concerning access and mobility requirements.