Rinaldo Menichetti is an Occupational Therapist. The focus during his course was on improving the participation for people with disabilities. The first time he heard about Universal Design was during his internship at the UD Livinglab (UD Woonlabo). After his internship he started working at the UD Livinglab project as a research assistant. The focus shifted from adapting the environment for one person to empowering the participation for the whole society.