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Members of the Northwest Universal Design Council (NWUDC) seek to promote the incorporation of universal design principles, products, and processes that enable everyone, regardless of age or ability to “live actively by design.”

Age Friendly Seattle logoThe Council serves as a forum to educate, discuss, plan, collaborate, and promote universal design into new built environments. All members serve on a volunteer basis. The NWUDC receives staff support from Aging and Disability Services—the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County—and Age Friendly Seattle

Our mission is to educate others so they can recognize, own, and promote good design for everyone. We will offer resources in such a way to illustrate options and empower people.

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Upcoming Events

The Universal Design and Pedestrian Wayfinding forum is taking place on February 27, 2020 in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall. See information in the Event Archives, below. Come back soon for information about upcoming events.

Note: Dates, times, and venues are subject to change. Current information will be posted on our News & Events page as it becomes available. Notices are also sent to subscribers of the NWUDC email list. For meeting archives, scroll down this page.

NWUDC Steering Committee

Monthly steering committee are open to all interested parties, in person or by conference call. If you would like to participate, e-mail info@environmentsforall.org for dates and other details.


Event Archives

Subscribers to the NWUDC email list will receive announcements about Universal Design events. To subscribe, click here (GovDelivery).