Objectives and Categories
The awards aim to fulfil the following objectives:
- To recognise initiatives and projects which seek to respect human diversity through the use of Design for All.
- To promote Design for All / Universal Desing as a tool to improve quality of life for everyone.
- To highlight the importance of Design for All / Universal Design and its contribution to innovation within all kinds of organisations.
- To draw attention to those among the Good Practices selected by the Foundation which exemplify most clearly the potential which Design for All / Universal Design offers for change.
- To demonstrate the various social and economic benefits that Design for All / Universal Design brings.
Categories and spheres of activity
Candidates may submit entries in one of the following categories:
- Spaces, products and services already in use.
- Projects, proposals, initiatives, methodologies and studies.
In the current edition, each of these categories includes,
but is not limited to, the following areas of activity:
- Products (household goods, industrial products, tools, textiles, consumables, foods, etc.).
- Graphics (graphic design, signage, etc.).
- Information and communication technology.
- Urban and natural spaces.
- Buildings (architecture, interior design, etc.).
- Transport and mobility.
- Services (tourism, culture, leisure, banking, health, etc.).
- Initiatives, projects and services co-created with users.