All the entries submitted to the universal design award are closely and critically examined and tested by a jury of experts as well as by a consumer jury. The evaluation criteria for the entries are broad and flexible usability, easy and intuitive operation, safety and error tolerance, intercultural character and economy. All the participating entries, whether products, architectures or services, are eligible to receive the universal design award as well as the universal design consumer favorite. The jury of experts is made up each year of well-known designers and architects who implement the topic of universal design themselves as a special focus in their work. This experienced jury selects the entries that are to receive the universal design award. 100 people of all different ages and across all professions make up the consumer jury for the universal design award. They put the entries submitted to the »acid test« and decide which ones will receive the universal design consumer favorite award and which ones won’t.