These 7 Principles of Universal Design benefit every body, across the life span, regardless of level of ability - while simultaneously creating spaces that can be incredibly accessible to those with disabilities.
So you're thinking about building Universally Designed homes. Before you get to the fabulous kitchens, bathrooms and wide hallways, you'll want to start by considering the property itself!
If we were to include these six points in all of our new home and new apartment construction we would significantly lower the challenges faced by families and individuals who have to deal with new disabilities.
When it comes to creating spaces that work for people with disabilities, there seem to be two approaches. The first is what I am going to term Reactive Design.