Universal Design in Education: Physical Spaces


  • Planning, policies and evaluation

  • Appearance

  • Entrances and routes of travel

  • Fixtures and furniture

  • Information resources and technology

  • Safety

  • Accommodation


  • Clear directional signs that have large, high-contrast print

  • Restrooms, classrooms, and other facilities that are physically accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs or walkers

  • Furniture and fixtures in classrooms that are adjustable in height and allow arrangements for different learning activities and student groupings

  • Emergency instructions that are clear and visible and address the needs of individuals with sensory and mobility impairments

  • Non-slip walking surfaces


Source: The Center for Universal Design in Education, uw.edu/doit/CUDE