Design for the Future

Some testimonial on Universal Design:

Betty Volkman felt trapped in her own home. Narrow hallways, lots of stairs and high cabinets meant she could do little on her own. Volkman, 58, has had multiple sclerosis, a disease that damages the brain and spinal cord, for 20 years. Eighteen months ago, she lost use of her legs. Instead of retiring in their ranch-style Marshfield home as planned, Volkman and her husband, Jeff, decided to build a "universal design" home to meet both their needs as they age.

"Anyone can use (universal design), whether they are handicapped or not," Betty Volkman said. Designing with accessibility in mind was difficult, because it's not a common goal for the average homeowner -- though Betty Volkman thinks it should be, as baby boomers age.

Source:

http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/article/20101123/MNH0101/11230602/Universal-design-enables-more-accessible-living


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