In recent years, European and American countries have adopted the principles of "Universal Design" to design community environments that can be used by all. People regardless of body shape, gender, age, pregnancy, mobility impairment, disabled or able-bodied people can freely use various community facilities. In recent years, Hong Kong has also begun to popularize the concept of "universal design". The concept of "Universal Design" has the following seven principles:
Fairness: All users can use it.
Flexibility: Different users can choose different usage methods, such as left-handed and right-handed.
Intuitive: The method of use is simple and easy to understand, and the user does not need to have specialized experience or knowledge.
Multi-sensitivity: Use different communication methods, such as pictures, voice, touch, etc., for people with different senses.
Fault tolerance: The chance of errors is low, and warnings or protective measures appear when errors occur.
Labor saving: maintain a natural body posture when not in use, and reduce repetitive movements.
Appropriate size and space for use: Regarding the user's body shape, posture or mobility, this design provides an appropriate size and space for operation and use.