Seven Guidelines for Universal Web Design

To better illustrate the tenets of universal Website design, the Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University established seven guiding principles:

  • Equitable use

    The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.

  • Flexibility in use

    The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.

  • Simple and intuitive

    Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user’s experience, knowledge, language skills, or concentration level.

  • Perceptible information

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

  • Tolerance for error

    The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.

  • Low physical effort

    The design can be used efficiently and comfortably, and with a minimum of fatigue.

  • Size and space for approach and use

    Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use regardless of the user’s body size, posture, or mobility.

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