We are the entrance to the workplace of tomorrow.
A place where people and organizations can reach their full potential.
A place for new ideas, a place for more diversity – and a place for the future.
Quite simply, a better place.
What is Universal Design in the Workplace?
The objective of Universal Design in the Workplace is to create flexible organizations as well as societies where everyone’s right to be included is respected. This requires workplace innovation.
The model is based on Universal Design as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, but has developed into a broad approach to make sure that everyone's unique skills are valued. Universal Design in the Workplace takes a holistic approach to working environment, working methods and recruitment. This article discusses how an inclusive working life may be enforced by social innovations, in terms of new services, products, methods, organizations, etc. that aim for societal benefit and social change. This article discusses how an inclusive working life may be enforced by social innovations, in terms of new services, products, methods, organizations, etc. that aim for societal benefit and social change.
Quite simply, a better place.
Universal Design in the Workplace takes a holistic approach to the working environment, working methods, and recruitment
Necessary for some, useful for all
If you get it right from the start, you won’t have to keep making individual adjustments. This creates opportunities for the company, which will be able to recruit from a broader source, and therefore develop better.
Think further – go far
When there’s room for everyone, it’s better for the work environment, and both workers and companies develop.
Bring more people in, get more out of them
Many groups have a hard time getting into the job market: people with disabilities, people with international backgrounds, and others. Universal Design in the Workplace is a solution to broadening recruitment.
Become a member of UDW
Become a member of Universell Utformning av Arbetsplatser, [Universal Design in the Workplace Association - ‘UDW’] - influence and develop with us. We welcome members from businesses, NGOs and the public sector, as well as interested private individuals.
As a member of the UDW Association you will contribute to development and learning about universal design in the workplace in a changing society. Businesses and organisations are invited to participate in co-creative processes that aim to open up the workplace, contribute to business development and at the same time develop working life. Interested individuals are welcome to register as a 'Friend of UDW' and will receive a lower annual fee.
The UDW Association offers members:
Newsletters and global monitoring
Development labs and inspirational lectures
Visibility in the Association's communication and advocacy work
Member discounts on seminars, events and conferences
The opportunity to subscribe to benefit packages at different levels for targeted development work in your organisation
The UDW Association is geared towards:
Organisations from the private, public and NGOs. Businesses and the self-employed.
Annual membership fee SEK 2,500.
Become a Friend of UDW
- Subscribe to newsletters and articles
- Advance information about seminars, events and conferences
- Development labs and inspirational lectures
- Discounts on seminars, events and conferences
Becoming a Friend of UDW is aimed at: Private individuals with an interest in the work of the Association.
Becoming a Friend of UDW costs SEK 250 per year.
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Background: Lärandeforum UUA
Lärandeforum UUA was a project co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF). It is also a broad coalition: the Co-operative Employers’ Association, CSR Sweden, the Industrial and Metal Workers’ Union, the National Forum for Voluntary Organizations, Randstad Sweden, Swedavia Airports, the Swedish Association of Occupational Health and Safety, the Swedish Disability Rights Federation, the Union for Professionals, and Vasakronan. The project is being implementet by the Union for Professionals. UUA" in the acronym for "Universell Utformning av Arbetsplatser", which is Swedish for for Universal Design in the Workplace.