Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

Hamraie, Aimi

Rich with archival images, the first critical history of the Universal Design movement

Building Access investigates twentieth-century strategies for designing the world with disability in mind. Illustrated with a wealth of rare archival materials, this book brings together scientific, social, and political histories in what is not only the pioneering critical account of Universal Design but also a deep engagement with the politics of knowing, making, and belonging in twentieth-century United States.