What is universal design? And where lies the difference between barrier-free design and universal design? One can answer this question from different viewpoints. This paper attempts to answer the question from the Far East, where the idea came later than in the United States or Europe.
The requirements demanded for pedestrian crossings, as the meeting point of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, are becoming more and more numerous and to guarantee that they are understandable, employable and feasible for all people in safe and convenient conditions, and in the most natural and autonomous manner (LEY 51, 2003). Natural stone is a highly… (More)