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We appreciate your interests in Universal Design, a global movement of inclusive design practice initiated at NC State University College of Design. The Center for Universal Design is currently not active due to funding challenges. We are working to revive the Center, hopefully in the near future. We are unable at this time to provide assistance to your design inquiries.

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Cover of Accessible Temporary Events, A Planning Guide

Accessible Temporary Events, A Planning Guide , ATEAPG, Ron Mace, Rex Pace and Leslie Young, 2002, 103 pp., $5
This book includes information on how to plan, promote, and provide accessible temporary events such as fairs, festivals, exhibits, concerts, races, tournaments, shows, and rallies. The guide addresses temporary parking locations, portable toilets, signage, and sound amplification systems as well as issues from Disability Awareness to Advanced Planning, Access to the Site, Participating in the Event, Service and Support Facilities as well as Resources available in the community to assist with accessibility.
Note: This publication is also available from your local DBTAC -- Call the DBTAC toll-free line at (800) 949-4232 to be connected to the center serving your area. Information is also available on the DBTAC website at

Image from Childcare Publication Childcare , Leslie Young and Rex Pace, 2004,
This design tool provides information and strategies to ensure that child care facilities are welcoming and useable for everyone possible. Some elements include: Ideas to incorporate into existing and future facilities and classrooms, Select review points to guide you in determining if a child care center is universal, An overview of disability types and design tips for accommodating each group's needs, and Resources and places to find more information.
Note: This publication, whose content was created by The Center for Universal Design, is available from Easter Seals. You can obtain more information and an order form from Easter Seals at:
Cover of Removing Barriers: Planning Meetings That are Accessible to all Participants Removing Barriers: Planning Meetings That are Accessible to all Participants , North Carolina Office on Disability and Health, 2005
This publication highlights guidelines and strategies to help organizations make their meetings accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities. The guide focuses on small and last-minute meetings to make sure that a variety of participants are included in all aspects of organizational life.
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Cover of Removing Barriers to Health Care Removing Barriers to Health Care, RBHC.12.98, 1998, 17 pp., NC residents free, Others $3.00
This booklet provides guidelines and recommendations to help health care professionals ensure equal use of the facility and services by all their patients. This guide gives health care providers a better understanding of how to improve both the physical environment and personal interactions with patients with disabilities.
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Cover of Removing Barriers to Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities Removing Barriers to Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities , RBHF.01.02, 2002, 40 pp., NC residents free, Out-of-state $3.00
This guide provides ways you can make a health club's facility and services more accessible to all people, including people with disabilities and older adults.  Illustrations demonstrate how barriers in the physical environment can be removed and how exercise equipment and programs can be designed to create a welcoming facility.
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