Universal Design is a no-brainer.  If you click on some of the links provided below, you'll see why.  On the left, you'll find a video covering the principles of universal design, as well as an academic center that has done a great deal of research on the topic.  On the right, you'll find a case study from BMW.

This video provides an overview of the principles of universal design using a poster from the Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University.

There are a number of academic and not-for-profit centers that are working on designing age-friendly products, services and workplaces, including but not limited to the Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University, the Stanford Center on Longevity at Stanford University and the MIT AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Click on the logos on the right side of this page to learn about these hubs of age-friendly innovation.

Americans over 65 years old will make up more than 16 percent of the country's population by 2010. Richard Roth reports on what companies like BMW are doing with the increasingly aging workforce.