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Universal Design & Disability

 Tips on Accessibility from Meeting Lifes Challenges

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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8 Tips to Make Your Home ReadyGuests with Disabilities
  Tips and strategies from Shelley Peterman Schwarz to make any entertaining occasion safer and easier..

Ready Your Home for Holiday Visitors
  When the guest list includes aging parents or people using a cane, walker, or wheelchair, a few simp..

QuickLink Pen makes notetaking as simple as a stroke of your hand
  If you have limited use of your hands or difficulty writing and need to take notes from reading mate..

The Power of Words - Video
  Watch this short but moving video about how changing our view of a disability can change someone's l..

Imagine - Song without Voices - Video
  Watch this video of a deaf choir inspiring their hearing counterparts to sing with their hands and v..

Replace standard light switches with lighted ones
  To find the light switch in a dark room, replace regular switches with...

Talking newspapers for low-vision readers
  NFB-NEWSLINE® allows those who cannot read conventional newsprint to "read" newspapers...

Mark your trowel for easy planting.
  If your garden trowel doesn't already have planting depth markings on the blade...

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