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Universal Design

Universal Design is the practice of designing environments that can be efficiently used by people with a wide range of abilities operating in a wide range of situations. It is about putting people first, providing the same opportunity for accessing services, landscapes, buildings and information to young and old, with or without disabilities regardless of life circumstances.

PDF Universal Design Policy
The Universal Design Policy report passed by the Executive Policy Committee December, 2001
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PDF Universal Design Guiding Principles
Principles to consider when designing environments that can be efficiently used by people with a wide range of abilities operating in a wide range of situations.
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PDF Building a Visitable Home in Winnipeg
Basic information for those interested in the design features of a visitable home.
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A set of standards that supplement the City of Winnipeg Universal Design Policy approved by Council in December 2001. Please note this is not a regulatory document, but a set of standards to be used for City of Winnipeg owned or leased buildings and environments.

PDF The Accessibility Design Standards. Please feel free to download the attached pdf
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PDF Amendment to 2006 City of Winnipeg Accessibility Design Standards for Private Development
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Please visit our brochures page for regulatory documents which must be applied to private buildings.


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Last update: July 2, 2014