Google Alerts II: "Universal Design"

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One way to eliminate any doubts that Universal Design is becoming mainstream is to set up daily Google Alerts.

A Google Alert is a robot that uses Google technology to spider through the internet collecting information that y ou specifcy. The post on February 2, Using Google Alerts, explained how to set one up.

Here are some recent finds - notice how they cluster around construction of single family dwellings, remodelling, aging-in-place, etc. Watch for them to start showing up in articles on hotels, motels, and resorts.

Google Alert for: "Universal Design"

(Note: Items marked "subscription" mean that you must first register at the site before the link below will take you to the article they point to. Click on the link and you will be taken to a registration page.)


Today's seniors fueling changes in retirement living
SouthCoastToday.com - New Bedford,MA,USA
... Other trends include housing developments that embrace regional and ethnic traditions, capitalize on natural surroundings and incorporate sustainable designs.
"The most encouraging trend is the prevalence of universal designs," Rosen said. "Builders are including features like step-less entries, wider doorways and other resident-friendly features. They're also providing more space in the kitchen and bath, along with universal designed cabinets and fixtures. It appears universal design is becoming mainstream."
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Home plans adopt universal design
Press-Enterprise (subscription) - Riverside,CA,USA
SENIORS: Universal Design is a way to make a house easier on the people living in it. By DAVID BRADLEY / The Associated Press. With ...

Where the action is
Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
... into the hub of home floor plans, with other rooms radiating off like spokes, Mary Jo Peterson, a kitchen, bath and universal design consultant from Brookfield ...

Human Rights Commission reaches accessibility settlement with ...
Canada NewsWire (press release) - Canada
... This includes accommodating the needs of persons with disabilities. The principles of universal design are important in this respect. ...


Include universal design in remodeling plans
North County Times - Escondido,CA,USA
... But there are encouraging signs of the continued emergence of a design approach called universal design or UD. Universal design ...


Accessible home on sale for $4.9 million
Inside Bay Area - CA,USA
... Rose, who uses a wheelchair, incorporates universal design -- design that's accessible to people despite age or physical abilities -- in the high-end houses ...

'Universal design' is aimed at all
Evansville Courier & Press (subscription) - Evansville,IN,USA
... An increasingly popular concept known as "universal design" is based on the notion that any building should be attractive and usable by all people, regardless ...

Access for All: How Distance Education Addresses Learning Needs
PBS - USA
... As defined by Ron Mace, "Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the ...

Elderly embrace cellphones
Globetechnology.com - Canada
... abysmal. One thing that cellphones lack, Moore said, is "universal design." In other words, every mobile phone works differently. ...

ASID Wash. Chapter Fetes Community Design
Interior Design (subscription) - New York,NY,USA
... categories, including Abodes (residential), Out & About (restaurants, healthcare, retail, hospitality and government) and Sustainable and Universal Design. ...

JAPAN: A radio that suits senior citizens
TheMatureMarket.com - World
... quickly. Japanese society is rapidly aging, and JVC has been in the forefront of the development of universal design products. Its ...

Universal design makes this cape special
Weston Town Crier - Framingham,MA,USA
Universal design, a movement to create environments and products serviceable to people of all ages and physical capacities, has gained nationwide momentum in ...

Ramping up universal design
Lexington Herald Leader - Lexington,KY,USA
... An increasingly popular concept known as universal design is based on the notion that any building should be attractive and usable by all people, regardless of ...

Your guide to the latest new home lingo
Toronto Star - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
If you have young kids, you'll probably gravitate toward TNDs, or if you're an empty nester, you'll see the merits of universal design. ...

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