Universal Design aims to create environments and products that are accessible and usable by all people, regardless of their age, abilities, or disabilities.

QUALIFICATION: Mean grade of D- (minus) in KCSE Or equivalent.

DURATION: 2 Semesters


The Foundation Certificate in Universal Design is a structured program that covers a wide range of topics related to inclusive design principles and practices. The curriculum is carefully designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the theoretical foundations and practical considerations of Universal Design. Throughout the course, students will engage in interactive learning experiences, collaborative projects, and real-world case studies to develop their knowledge and skills.

Course Topics:

Introduction to Universal Design: An overview of the principles, philosophy, and historical background of Universal Design, emphasizing the importance of creating environments that are accessible to everyone.

Designing for Diversity: Understanding human diversity and the diverse needs and abilities of individuals. Exploring strategies for designing inclusive spaces, products, and services that cater to a broad range of users.

Accessible Architecture and Interior Design: Examining principles and techniques for creating universally accessible buildings, including spatial planning, circulation, sensory considerations, and inclusive design elements.

Inclusive Product Design: Exploring design strategies for creating products that are usable and inclusive for diverse users. Topics include ergonomics, tactile feedback, intuitive interfaces, and assistive technologies.

Universal Design in Urban Planning: Examining the application of Universal Design principles in the planning and development of inclusive urban environments. Topics include accessible transportation, public spaces, and infrastructure.

Universal Design and Technology: Exploring the role of technology in promoting accessibility and inclusivity. Topics include accessible websites, digital interfaces, mobile applications, and assistive technologies.

Interior Design Career Options

Here are a few potential career paths:

Universal Design Consultant: As a Universal Design consultant, you can work with architects, designers, and organizations to ensure that their projects and products adhere to Universal Design principles. You would provide expertise and recommendations to make spaces, buildings, and products more accessible and inclusive.

Accessibility Specialist: Accessibility specialists focus on ensuring compliance with accessibility regulations and guidelines. They work with architects, engineers, and developers to review designs, provide recommendations, and ensure that projects meet accessibility standards.

Inclusive Design Researcher: Researchers in inclusive design explore new strategies and technologies to improve accessibility and inclusivity. They conduct studies, analyze data, and develop innovative design solutions to address the needs of diverse user groups.

Product Designer: As a product designer, you can specialize in designing inclusive and accessible products. This could include creating assistive devices, ergonomic products, or user-friendly technologies that cater to a wide range of users.

Accredited & Fully Registered With TVETA
Affiliated to Interior Designers Association of Kenya
Affiliated to The African Institute of the Interior Designs Professions