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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
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A Mother's Story
  When I was first diagnosed with MS, my children were young. Read how I faced the challenges of watch..

Pack active toys when traveling by car
  When you travel by car with children or dogs, plan for active rest breaks...

Great Truths Adults Have Learned:
  Life is a series of lessons. Enjoy these adult insights on life.

Take note of what traveling companion is wearing.
  Airports, train and bus stations, ships, trains and large aircraft can be confusing places...

Great Truths Little Children Have Learned
  Enjoy this wisdom from the younger set...

Celebrating Mom
  Anyone who is a mother knows what a difficult mine field it is when you’re raising children. Shelley..

Helping toddlers dress
  Give a toddler something small to hold.

11 Tips for Staying Independent
  When you have a disability, life can feel out of control. Shelley Peterman Schwarz provides strategi..

Give liquid vitamins or medication when in the bathtub
  Give liquid vitamins or medications when the person is in the bathtub. Then if...

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

9 Tips for Taming the Chaos of the Holidays
  Shelley Peterman Schwarz shares tips for reducing holiday chaos by unplugging technology and pluggin..

Use plastic clothes baskets as toy boxes
  Plastic clothes baskets are lightweight and inexpensive "toy chests."


   
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