Most people are unlikely to know what Universal Design is or its importance if they have not had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the array of abilities and/or disabilities. Universal Design can be described as the intersection between ability and disability. It can also be defined as the design and composition of an environment in order for it to be accessed, understood, and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability.
There is a common misconception that Universal Design is a 'special need', however, it is the basis for good design. If we are able to create spaces that can be accessed, utilized, and enjoyed by all, why wouldn't we have that goal?
We personally understand the unique challenges that each client’s needs can represent. We have had the opportunity to build our own accessible homes in order to meet the needs of our family’s physical limitations and it's always been a pleasure to be able to welcome friends who can enjoy a space with no barriers. We take the time to listen and create a space that fits your needs.
The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.
The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.
Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user's experience, knowledge, language skills, or current concentration level.
The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user's sensory abilities.
The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.
The design can be used efficiently and comfortably and with a minimum of fatigue.
Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use regardless of user's body size, posture, or mobility.