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The Northwest Universal Design Council is a volunteer citizens group seeking to promote the incorporation of universal design principals, products, and processes that enable everyone, regardless of age or ability to “live actively by design. Universal Design (UD) considers all aspects of the built environment—homes, mobility routes, landscapes, commercial developments, products and life space,...
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Ever hear of a yurt? Well it’s kind of like a very fancy tent that was used by nomads in Central Asia. Recently here in the West they’ve been built for nature lovers that would like a place to stay. Somewhere a cross between the amenities of a log cabin and a tent. They can also be made wheelchair accessible as can be seen by this one in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Read more. Planning a trip to...
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We are focused on design and intervention work that makes the world a more universally accessible place. At the core, our work centers on accessibility, specifically in the areas of (1) Augmentative and Alternative Communication, (2) Assistive Technology, and (3) Universal Design for Learning....
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The Universal Design Mobile Display and this companion web site is a project of many state and non-profit agencies to spread the word about the benefits of Universal Design in home settings – in kitchens, bathrooms, common areas, and entryways. The benefits help all of us live and flourish in our...
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UniversalDesignResource.com is a website of resources gathered to help you find what you need. We strive to include all information, education, products and services connected to universal design. We do not recommend, endorse or research the links gathered here; our only goal is to make it simple...
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A national conference focused on universal design in housing and communities. Universal Design is inclusive, attractive and never obvious; it integrates features that improve function and usability for everyone. Universal Design is a superior approach to design and construction that can be achieved in homes, products, and communities. A leading conference in North America that proudly provides...
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Edward Steinfeld ArchD, AIA is a registered architect and gerontologist with special interests in universal design, accessibility, and design for the lifespan. He is a Distinguished SUNY Professor of Architecture and Director of the IDeA Center. Dr. Steinfeld has directed over 35 sponsored research projects, including three cycles of the RERC on Universal Design and the Built Environment and...
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Universal Design E-World provides web based tools to support the "community of practice" in universal design. Conventional web pages can be constructed to provide permanent reference documents and links to other resources on the World Wide Web. A wiki engine allows the construction of interactive web pages and collaboration in development of documents. On line surveys can be organized using an...
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We are born with differing abilities and we change throughout our lifetime. Unfortunately, most housing is static and does not change with us. Homes have traditionally been built with steps at the entrance, narrow doorways and other barriers. These barriers can mean the difference between healing at home and sacrificing independence to a nursing home, between attending the neighbor's party and...
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Barrier free showers, automatic door openers and walk in tubs up to 42% off & free shipping. Easy online shopping so buy now. Best Bath Systems has been making barrier free handicap showers for over 40 years and we have proudly represented them for 24 of these. Offering unbeatable pricing on a variety of 253 walk in showers and 236 color choices with shower packages including everything you...
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About one block away from Broadway in New York City, sits a 62 by 23 foot temple tucked away on West 47th Street. Around 200 people spent the night before Valentine’s Day at the Actors’ Temple for their Evening of Broadway Love Songs show. With eleven musical guests, the audience enjoyed a night of performances centered on romance, while raising money for the 100-year-old temple. While it is...
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USD was established in 1997 with a vision and team that revolutionalised the blading world and has since gone from strength to strength, continually improving, adapting and evolving. USD is proud to support a strong team of street skaters worldwide while offering more molds than any other aggressive boot company, encouraging people of all ages and levels to become a part of our worldwide...
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The design of a house directly impacts the ability of residents to live at home comfortably and safely. A good design can make it possible for residents to stay at home as they age or cope with a short- or long-term disability. Sarasota County supports designing homes to better support these varied populations and aims, and has unveiled a voluntary recognition program for residential units that...
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Grab bars, portable showers and adaptive equipment and fixtures for the home based on universal design for wheelchair and handicap accessibility, home safety. Essential Luxuries - Beautiful, accessible, universal design products – Essential Luxuries by Functional Homes, Inc.
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Universal Design Solutions, General Contractor serving North Florida, Specializing in Home Accessibility Construction and Medical Equipment Solutions in Jacksonville for People with special needs. The Universal Design Solutions team is ready and willing to go above and beyond in helping you achieve satisfaction with your life. We offers a wide range of services to meet your project needs. We...
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I like to tell people that "the plans are a good place to start ". The best home design is one that is specifically designed for you with attention to your specific site. However everyone can not afford a custom home from the start. We do however provide custom design and construction document services. The plans are modified to a certain degree if you wish. We provide a proposal and a...
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Ageless Spaces – by PJB Contracting. We remodel homes. We specialize in universal design and remodeling for multi generational living, aging-in-place, and special needs. Through active collaborations with our clients and designers we create spaces that are beautiful, accessible, and livable. For The Time of Your Life! Bringing together superior craftsmanship, customer service, and elements of...
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Curtis universal joints are used by OEMs in thousands of military, commercial, industrial and medical applications. Call to speak with an application engineer. Back in 1935, George V. Curtis designed a way to disassemble and reassemble the universal joint without damage to the component parts. This TakeApart feature has saved companies a great deal of time and money in three ways. Read on…. "...
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The overarching objective of the HSAUDC is to develop ideas that will improve the quality of life for older persons in Ireland in the context of Action 2.19 of the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness and the Programme of Actions for Smart Ageing. The Five Commended Entrants were each awarded €10,000 in prize money and advanced into Round 2 to further develop their ideas and compete for the...
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Learners are highly variable, but that variation is not chaotic. Learners share common, predictable patterns of variability that are very useful to consider when designing educational environments. Read more from this new book by Anne Meyer, David H. Rose, and David Gordon: udltheorypractice.cast.org. Looking for professional learning opportunities and free resources that enable educators to...
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