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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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Center for Universal Design PDF Publications

All of these documents are available in PDF.  This means they can be downloaded to your computer or looked at on your computer.  If you are unfamiliar with PDF documents, please read about them. Note that a few documents available in a format other than PDF and these are noted.

If you are not sure what these documents are, we suggest that you first look at the detailed publication information page.
Public Facilities

Removing Barriers: Planning Meetings That are Accessible to all Participants
Removing Barriers to Health Care
Removing Barriers to Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities

Construction Details

(NEW) Installing Trench Drains in Curbless Showers
Roll-In Shower: Slab on Grade Construction, 1.03.3
Roll-In Shower: Wood Frame Construction , 1.03.2
Section Through Pipe Protection Panel (32" Counter Height) , 1.04.2
Section Through Pipe Protection Panel (34" Counter Height) , 1.04.1
Threshold: Recessed Into Subfloor , 2.09.1
Curbless Showers: An Installation Guide
Wood Ramp Design: How to Add a Ramp

Federal and State Accessibility Requirements and Standards

Accessible Multifamily Housing
The Fair Housing Act Design Manual


(NEW) Stepless Entrances for Multifamily Housing
(NEW) Residential Rehabilitation, Remodeling and Universal Design
Center’s Gold, Silver, Bronze Universal Home Features
Universal Design Demonstration Home: Design for a Lifetime
Universal Design in Housing
Fact Sheet #6 Housing Definitions: Accessible, Adaptable, and Universal Design
Accessible Stock House Plans Catalog
Affordable and Universal Homes: A Plan Book
The Next Generation House Mini-Poster
The Next Generation House Poster
Bathroom Options for Multifamily Housing in North Carolina (also called NC QAP Tech Sheet)
Simple Solutions: Home Automation for Easy, Safe, and Accessible Living
Home Modifications and products for Safety and Ease of Use

Product Usability

Evaluating the Universal Design Performance of Products
Universal Design: Product Evaluation Countdown

Universal Design

Accessible Environments: Toward Universal Design
Case Studies (HTML Format also)
Housing for the Lifespan of All People
Principles of Universal Design
Universal Design File
The Principles of Universal Design Poster

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