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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Assistive Technology Act of 1998 : Section 3(17)

Section 3(17) of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 states that the term universal design means a concept or philosophy for designing and delivering products and services that are usable by people with the widest possible range of functional capabilities, which include products and services that are directly usable (without requiring assistive technologies) and products and services that are made usable with assistive technologies.