Standards Development

To contribute to the development and promotion of standards in Universal Design, we continue to stimulate and inform research by commissioning, collaborating in and conducting studies. We participate in and contribute to relevant standardisation work with national, European and international standards bodies. We provide expert advice and information to relevant stakeholders involved in implementing and promoting standards. We encourage compliance with national and international standards in Universal Design.

Education and Professional Development

We play a role in ensuring the development of appropriate Universal Design courses, in liaison with relevant academic, certifying and professional bodies. We support and promote the introduction and integration of the principles of Universal Design in educational and training courses we ensure, as far as practicable, the principles and application of Universal Design are included in examinations recognised by professional bodies.

Monitoring and Compliance

We monitor several elements of the Disability Act 2005 and the accessibility of websites through the EU Web Accessibility Directive