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Who at Indiana University Southeast hasn’t used the automatic

doors designed for wheelchair usage when racing to class with

an armload of books? Or used the elevator to avoid climbing two

flights of stairs? Unless you’ve gone without the use of your legs, or

the luxury of sight and sound, or faced the challenge of navigating

through the simple tasks of everyday life with some form of physical

disability, it’s easy to take these situations for granted. Through those

challenges are born concepts of Universal Design. Simply put, the

concept is defined by the Center for Universal Design as involving

design for accessibility to the widest array of people.

By Kent Reed W-364, and Sadie Hess and William Mercil, W-395