Homes for Everyone: Universal Design Principles in Practice
The projects highlighted in this well-illustrated book were selected to show how the universal design approach accommodates a wide variety of design and user requirements. Some projects pictured are built into new housing, while others integrated universal design features through remodeling. The homes are generally affordable, although a few luxury homes are included. Most of the universal design elements were implemented at little or no more expense than conventional design features.
Color photographs, drawings, and floor plans illustrate the successful -- and often seamless -- incorporation of universal design features into large and small housing across the country. The features include:
- Basic accessibility features.
- Security or communication systems.
- Easily traversed floors.
- Remote control features.
- Accessible lavatories, sinks, and counters.
- Accessible bathtubs and showers.
- Variable height counters and accessible work surfaces.
- Hearing impairment aids.
- Visual impairment aids.