New Ideas for Aging in Place and UD

When you think about Universal Design or aging in place, you likely call to mind a boomer or senior remodeling a kitchen or bath for better accessibility. This is certainly a thriving segment, and will continue to expand as the massive baby-boom generation continues to move into their 60s, 70s and beyond.  But you’d be wrong if this is the only population that comes to mind for accessibility needs. Sports injuries, car accidents, combat injuries, illness and blindness affect younger generations, too, and call for new kitchen and bathroom design paradigms.  Will you be ready if a prospective client calls with special needs? Are you manufacturing or selling products to this demographic? If not, you could be missing out on a rewarding experience – both professionally and personally – in shaping spaces that make it possible for people of all abilities to fulfill their potential.

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