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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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Soak away fatigue with aroma therapy or bath salts
  Soaking in a tub of hot water can drain away fatigue. Try these tips...

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

Cues for locating the bathroom
  Use multiple cues and senses to keep memory sharp.

Install wrist blades on water faucets
  Separate hot and cold water knobs can be replaced with wrist blades. These...

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:...

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

Touchless faucets turn water on and off automatically
  A faucet with an electric eye that senses hands in front of it and turns the water on and off automa..

Use an automatic faucet control device to turn water on/off easily
  People who have trouble turning a faucet on or remembering to turn the water off might try...

6 Tips for an Accessible Bathroom
  Simple ways to make your bathroom more accessible and useable by someone with a disability.

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...

Turn faucets on/off easier with longer kitchen lever arm faucets
  Kitchen faucets usually have longer levers, so they are easier to use in both the kitchen and...

Keep urinary tract infections in check with premoistened towelettes
  Anatomy makes females prone to urinary tract infections. One way to keep infections in check

Make it easier to squeeze a washcloth
  Choose lightweight or

Mark hot water faucet with a dab of red polish
  Remembering which is the hot water faucet


   
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