Universal design is the expression of societal values of equality and greater accessibility, and it is envisioned that Norway will be universally designed by 2025.
Universal design is enshrined in a number of pieces of legislation
Universal design is a strategy that requires co-operation and interdisciplinary planning, user participation, practical implementation and an evaluation of measures. Universal design is also rooted and enshrined in several acts and regulations, including the Anti-Discrimination and Accessibility Act and the Planning and Building Act.
The County Governor’s responsibilities
The County Governor monitors state initiatives by playing a role in incorporating universal design into regional and municipal plans. The County Governor also provides advice and guidance on universal design to regional and municipal co-operation partners, as well as to volunteer groups, organisations and user groups.