Universal design has been a topic of much discussion in recent times. In fact, the Association of Consultants in Access Australia dedicated their recent national conference to the theme "Universal Design: A Better Way."

Universal design has been described as “the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialised design.” There is no doubt that there are some consistencies between the fields of universal design and accessibility for people…