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Universal Design Tips: Lessons Learned From Two UD Homes

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Free Booklets Provide UD Guidance

Building for Everyone BookIreland's Centre for Excellence in Universal Design has produced a series of 10 booklets providing guidance on how to design, build and manage buildings and spaces so that they can be readily accessed and used by everyone, regardless of age, size, ability or disability. Together the booklets make up Building for Everyone: A Universal Design Approach, which can be downloaded as an accessible PDF for free. 

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Planning Guide for Accessible Bathrooms

Bobrick Planning Guide for Accessible RestroomsBathroom fixture manufacturer Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. has put together a Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms for planners, architects, designers, specifiers, building owners and facilities/property managers. The planning guide covers the accessible bathroom requirements in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and the 2009 revision of ICC A117.1/ANSI Standards. It is important to remember that this guide is Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.'s interpretation of these legal codes. The guide is only of an advisory nature and is not a substitute for the study and understanding of the two accessibility standards that are referenced. Even so, the planning guide may be a useful starting point for people interested in learning more about accessible bathrooms that meet the requirements of the 2010 ADA Standards and the 2009 ICC A117.1/ANSI Standards.

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Smart and Sustainable Homes: Design Objectives

design objectivesThe Queensland Department of Public Works' Smart and Sustainable Homes: Design Objectives offers a "triple bottom line" design approach for designing sustainable homes. This three-tiered plan focuses on the economical, environmental and social implications of design with the social tier taking a look at safe and secure universal design.

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Accessible Instructional Materials: A Technical Guide for Families and Advocates

Children using different AIM. This guide, produces by the PACER Center and CAST, provides an introduction to accessible instructional materials (AIM.) The guide covers what AIM are available, why a student may need AIM, the process for making decisions about AIM, and what supports are necessary to effectively utilize them. Also includes what types of specialized formats are available and how to promote their use. Downloads of single copies are for personal, noncommercial use only. For permission to reprint multiple copies or to order presentation-ready copies for distribution, use the links below.
Reprint Request form & Publication Order form

Read the full guide at Accessible Instructional Materials.

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The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages and Abilities

Book Cover for The Accessible HomeFrom the January 2013 Universal Design Newsletter

Designing an accessible home tailored to meet the residents' needs requires a close collaboration between design professionals and homeowners, both of whom will find value in Deborah Pierce's new book, The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages and Abilities. This guide to accessible homes provides enough detail to inspire design professionals searching for ways to better serve their clients, while being straightforward enough to educate average homeowners about features that can make their lives easier.

The Accessible Home

Accessible Disaster Relief Housing

Trailer with pull-out that can be used for emergency housing.The draft of a new manual designed to assist designers and builders in creating emergency, transportable accessible housing is currently under review by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). With a working title of "Design Details for Accessible Disaster Relief Housing," the document articulates the elements of design for a variety of portable housing units that will allow them to comply with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design and the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards.

Accessible Disaster Relief Housing

  1. SEGD 2012 ADA White Paper Update: Signage Requirements in the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design
  2. EZ AT
  3. Universal Design: A Practical Guide to Creating and Re-creating Interiors of Academic Libraries for Teaching, Learning, and Research
  4. ADA Guide for Lodging Owners & Operators
  5. Fair Housing Act Design Manual: A Manual to Assist Designers and Builders in Meeting the Accessibility Requirements of The Fair Housing Act
  6. The Universal Design File: Designing for People of All Ages and Abilities
  7. Open London: An Accessible London Guidebook
  8. Requirements For Interior Signs
  9. An Open Welcome: Why being accessible is good for your pub
  10. Unassisted Living
  11. Removing Barriers to Healthcare
  12. More Accessibility for North Carolina Tourist Sites
  13. Universal Design Ideas for Style, Comfort & Safety
  14. Removing Barriers to Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities
  15. Residential Design for Aging in Place
  16. Accessible Home Design: Architectural Solutions for the Wheelchair User
  17. Removing Barriers: Planning Meetings That Are Accessible To All Participants
  18. Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities
  19. Universal Design as a Rehabilitation Strategy
  20. Best Practices In Accessible Tourism
  21. Inclusive Design: A Universal Need
  22. Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments
  23. Everyone's Welcome
  24. Accomodating All Guests
  25. Beautiful Universal Design: A Visual Guide
  26. Aging in Place 2.0 Workbook
  27. Aging in Place 2.0 Report
  28. The Do-Able Renewable Home
  29. International Best Practices for Universal Design: A Global Review
  30. Livable Communities: An Evalutation Guide
  31. Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers
  32. Stepping Thru Accessible Details
  33. Universal Design Handbook
  34. World Report on Disability
  35. Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits
  36. Accessible Tourism: Concepts and Issues
  37. FEMA Releases Guidance for Emergency Managers and Shelter Planners
  38. The State of the Science in Universal Design: Emerging Research and Developments
  39. Technical and Operational Challenges to Bus Rapid Transit: A Guide for Practitioners
  40. Inclusive Housing: A Pattern Book
  41. Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities
  42. Just Below the Line: Disability, Housing, and Equity in the South

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