Login   |     |   Sunday, June 25, 2017
Universal Design & Disability

 Tips on Accessibility from Meeting Lifes Challenges

UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR ACCESSIBILITY:
By incorporating accessibility features into the overall design of the home in a tasteful and barely perceivable way, Universal Design allows use by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. Learn more about this design philosophy and how it can make your next apartment, home or remodel better whether you are young with children, elderly wishing to stay in your home, or disabled.

For more tips on making your home more accessible,  look for Shelley's book, "Home Accessibility: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier," available online or at a library or  bookstore near you.

Universal Design Tips & Products
    Input search text      
Attach earrings to watchband when traveling
  When traveling, attach your earrings to your watchband to make sure...

Adaptive clothing resources for people with disabilities
  When you cannot button buttons, reach behind you to close a zipper, or...

Keep warm, dry off, or lounge in Change-A-Robe™
  Change-A-Robe™ is a hooded, poncho style robe that is roomy, easy to put on, and large enough...

10 Tips for Making Dressing Easier
  Dressing tips for people with the use of only one hand, limited reach, or difficulty gripping or gra..

Helping toddlers dress
  Give a toddler something small to hold.

10 Tips for Making Grooming Easier
  Tips for brushing your teeth, styling your hair, shaving, and applying make-up when you have a disab..

Wash your underarm when your shoulder is immobilized using a tongue depressor & washcloth
  To wash under your arms when your shoulder is immobilized, try this:...

Remove tight rings with lip balm
  If you have swollen hands or knuckles and need to remove your ring(s), apply a little lip balm...

Polish your fingernails even with weak or contracted fingers
  Lay a large, cylindrical bottle of lotion or shampoo on its side and gently drape hand and fingers o..

Wear swimming goggles when washing hair
  If someone you care for hates to get his hair washed, have him wear a pair of swim goggles so...

Remove mascara smudges and groom eyebrows with lip balm
  If you smudge your eye makeup while you are away from home, lip balm may...

Remove gum from hair with mayonnaise
  If you or your child get chewing gum stuck in your/their hair, rub a little mayonnaise into...

Remove eye makeup with baby oil
  If you use eye makeup, an inexpensive remover is baby oil. Apply the oil to lashes on both eyes...

Knowing your "colors" makes clothes shopping easier
  Shop with a friend who wears the same size you do. And,

Moisturize bath and body with olive oil
  If you are chemically sensitive, olive oil, purported to be the closest thing to human skin oils...

Give mascara an expiration date
  Mascara that's been sitting around too long does more than clump on your lashes, it also increases....


   
Site Search
 

Making Life Easier Contact Us at Making Life Easier
9042 Aspen Grove Lane | Madison, WI 53717-2700
Phone: (608) 824-0401 |
Shelley@MakingLifeEasier.com


website security