If you’ve ever used a large–handled can opener or a door with a lever instead of a knob, you’ve benefited from universal design. Universal Design is a relatively new approach to creating products and buildings. The goal is to make everything usable and effective for everyone. That means people who have disabilities, and people who don’t. Wendy Chisholm is a computer programmer and developer. She’s also coauthor of the book "Universal Design for Web Applications." KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel visited Wendy in her home office in Seattle’s north Ballard neighborhood. And she found out why Wendy strives to make the Internet universally accessible.
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