This Universal Design guidance demonstrates how the World Health Organisation, International Classification of Functioning, Health and Disability (ICF) can be applied to the development of design guidance standards by using a set of linking rules along with related classifications to represent the interaction of human functions, activities, and environmental factors.

Universal Design and the ICF - Guidance Full Report including Guidance Summary

A Guidance Summary version highlights examples that were developed to show how the ICF can be mapped to design guidance for the Universal Design of; Products, Services, the Built Environment and Information/Communication Technologies.

Universal Design and the ICF - Guidance Summary with Examples &PowerPoint

The development of this "Universal Design and the ICF" guidance is based on an extensive literature review. The ICF is part of the WHO Family of International Classifications and to date the ICF has been adopted in 191 countries, including Ireland.

Universal Design and the ICF - Literature Review