Inclusive Workplace Practices

Benefits of Universal Design in the Workplace

Employees are diverse in terms of background and work styles. If departments design their work environments for a diverse population of employees, they can positively impact hiring, retention, and productivity. Additionally, when departments integrate Universal Design into their work environments, the need for employees to request individual accommodations through a separate process is reduced, which creates a more similar and equitable experience for everyone. If your department would like to explore specific examples and principles of Inclusive Practices, please contact our Workplace Access Team at