HMOTA: Rosemarie Rosetti of the Universal Design Living Lab: Universal Accessible Design

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.
Awesome presentation by Rosemarie Rosetti of the Universal Design Living Laboratory for the Home Modification Occupational Therapy Alliance (HMOTA) on universal accessible design.

Great information on universal accessible design including definitions, design considerations and products for accessibility from an expert.

Rosemarie became a paraplegic in 1998 when a tree fell on her during a bike ride.  When returning home after the accident Rosemarie found a frustrating situation trying to live independently in her home.  So she and her husband began to research homes and design and discovered universal design which led them to developing the Universal Design Living Laboratory a national demonstration home and garden.  The Universal Design Living Laboratory was developed to help people understand how to create a more comfortable living environment that will enhance their quality of life.



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