Universal Design for Accessible Homes

Home modifications by occupational therapist (OT) based on principles of universal design and accessibility.

Universal/accessible design of the home from an occupational therapy and a construction perspective. This blog is part of a quest for cool, convenient, functional design that makes life safer, easier, and as maintenance-free as possible. It's about the lifestyle.

HMOTA: Richard Duncan on Better Living Design

Home Modification Occupational Therapy Alliance-HMOTA hosts Richard Duncan of the RL Mace Universal Design Institute.  Richard reviews des...


Muhammad Ali on Impossible

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to expl...


HGTV and Aging-In-Place Home Modifications

  Recommending HGTV program for aging in place home modifications. I did a presentation for a women's group and explained hom...


How to Design a Wheelchair Ramp

  Designing a safe and functional wheelchair ramp is imperative for the safety of the ramp user and caregivers. This ...


Where to find beautiful, designer accessible/universal design home products

Great video on where to find universal design and accessible home products  as well as a free consultation on planning for aging-in-place or...


Working with The VA

I just had an opportunity arise to work with the Veterans Administration (VA).  I don't have any experience working with the VA on ho...


Baby Boomer's Home Preferences

 This is a great article on what baby boomers are looking for in a home. http://www.builderonline.com/design/projects/the-nextadventure-i...