You will see examples of universal design around you every day. These
examples might include:
ramps and lifts in buildings (these benefit not just people with a mobility
impairment, but also those making deliveries and with prams)
power plugs with a finger loop to make it easier to pull out the plug
mobile phones with vibrating alert (once an expensive option for people with a
hearing impairment, or those in noisy environments, this now comes with most
text messages on mobile phones were once a breakthrough in mobile communication
for people who are Deaf, this feature is now hugely popular in the community,
with text-to-speech available for people with a vision impairment
proximity cards, which can be recognised within 60 cm, as an alternative to
magnetic swipe cards for entry into secure areas
Ergonomic power plug Mobile phones with
Bruce Hannah's Top Thirteen Universal Design Examples
site offers a photo gallery and short description of 13 products ranging from
door handles, to cars, to kitchen gadgets.
FlossGrip holds dental floss and has a long handle making it possible for some
people, and easier for most people, to use dental floss.
Thinking outside the square
Incorporating instructions for left handers is a good example of universal
Left Handed Throwing Technique
See these instructions
for how to throw a boomerang using your left hand. There are also
instructions for right handed throwing as well.