We have heard quite a bit about universal design and accessibility recently but what do they look like when actually implemented in real life?
To promote universal design in houses, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation recently launched a new campaign called “Accessibility Is Beautiful” that highlights some key aspects to be taken into consideration while designing a house that’s accessible to everyone, irrespective of age, ability or disability. The Foundation has launched a new mini video series that features three different families that built truly accessible homes in various locations – one in a Seattle suburb, another in a seaside location in Mexico, and the third in a busy downtown location. All these houses have everything for everyone without screaming accessibility – in a truly universal design-esque fashion. Along with the videos, the Foundation has also released a 40 page “Look book” that shows various facets of each house in the form of photographs and detailed descriptions, inspiring the rest of us on what universal design really means, and how important it is to consider each person’s requirements and tastes, and blend them into the final design. The end of the look book has a universal design checklist too that highlights necessary elements of a fully accessible house.
Check out the first of three videos from the mini series below. The second and third videos will be released on May 23rd and May 30th 2019 respectively. (keep an eye on the source link for those videos)
Take a peek at the Look book below or go to the source page to flip through the pages “magazine style”.AIB_Lookbook_Chubb_FINALPAGES