The Swedish Agency for Participation, MFD, has been tasked with working to ensure that disability policy is impacted throughout society. MFD’s mission is guided by goals and strategies for disability policy, based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The purpose of the assignment was to explain the concept of universal design, which is about thinking critically when it comes to norms and different conditions and abilities in the design process. From this perspective, people’s diversity and the design of products, services and environments are promoted to make them work for as many people as possible. Universal design is a tool for achieving full participation in society for everyone, regardless of their ability to function. Therefore, the assignment required solid experience of norm criticism and knowledge of working from an intersectional perspective.
Furthermore, the videos purpose was to provide knowledge of what universal design means, why it is important to use universal design, give examples of good universal design and to think about these perspectives when designing or procuring.
Linked below are also accessible versions of the film: syntax interpretation and sign language interpretation.