Graham Pullin is an interaction designer who teaches at Univeristy of Dundee in Scotland. He has written a book, Design Meets Disbility, and speaks about social issues pertaining to disability design topics.
Mention universal design and see your companions’ eyes start glazing over. Though formally flashy chairs and posh penthouses may reside at the sexier end of the design world, universal design actually affects us all. So pay attention and prepare to learn something - your less hale days aren’t far off; none of ours is.