Accessibility

The following is a selected list of information resources and Web links addressing various aspects of "universal design" (in this broad sense), including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accessibility and "barrier-free" design, independent living, adaptable design (aka adaptive or flex design), and design for an aging population.

Accessibility Bathroom Case Study

A complete renovation of an existing master bath was desired for this wheelchair bound client. 

Accessibility was priority, incorporating a roll-in shower, side entry toilet and accessible sinks.  A masculine, spa-like, beauty was equally important, so that accessibility would not be obvious.

View the case study.

 

Designing for the Elderly Population: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Its Implications for an Aging America

As baby boomers age, many will, in fact, be disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This publication examines the connection between the disabled and the elderly populations, the history and intent of the ADA, and the most common types of accommodations that designers should consider to meet the needs of the disabled elderly. Purchase online or download a PDF order form.