Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

Universal Design In Building: Discussion

Dr. Aideen Hartney:

One of the potential barriers to uptake is the sense that universal design might only be about disability, particularly wheelchair users. The argument is that we are only benefiting a small number of people whereas the whole point of universal design is that it benefits the entire population. If we could get traction and understanding on that argument, that might be helpful.