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Welcome to. Companion PowerPoint Presentation for the Introduction to Housing textbook. Universal Design. Universal design is design for all people.

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welcome to
Welcome to...

Companion PowerPoint Presentation for the Introduction to Housing textbook

slide3
Universal

design

is

design

for

all

people

slide4
Universal design is the design of products & environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.
four general ideas of universal design
Four General Ideas of Universal Design
  • Supportive
  • Adaptable
  • Accessible
  • Safe
universal design is supportive
Universal Design is Supportive

It makes the environment work for the individual, stressing ease of use & maintenance.

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Easy to use :
  • Child’s hand with faucet
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Example:
  • Easy to use, smooth surface, and also makes it easy to care for
  • Faucet
universal design is adaptable
Universal Design Is Adaptable

It serves a wide range of users whose needs change over time.

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Example:
  • From GE. “Real Life” (electronically) adjustable kitchen sink cabinet shown

at highest level

  • Note: Raised placement of dishwasher
universal design is accessible
Universal Design Is Accessible

The everyday comforts and

conveniences that “normal”

individuals enjoy are

provided to all people.

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“No step”

entrance-

California home of

Ruby Trow that

was designed

15 years ago

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Bed in wall –

Closed

San Francisco

Hotel guest room

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Easy to use

Bed open

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Accessible
  • Elevator at end of hallway
  • Private home,

San Diego,

California

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-Low threshold

-Roll in shower

-Important for all

interior doors

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Shower in Buuck home

User can slide along built-in bench to reach

shower area

Glass block adds light to interior bath

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Easy to use

Kohler

Comfort Height Toilet

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Accessible
  • Arjo “Freedom Bath”
  • Open
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Accessible
  • Arjo “Freedom Bath”
  • Closed
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Adaptable

Bocci adjustable magnifying mirror

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Asco front

loading washer

& dryer

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Easy to use

Accessible

Combination

washer & dryer

universal design is safe
Universal Design is Safe

It not only provides environments and

tools for the presently disabled, but

actually anticipates and prevents disabilities

such as repetitive strain injuries, back

problems, and those caused by accidents.

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Safe

Front controls on

range for elderly

housing

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Details of

soft bath tub

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Shower in senior

housing facility

No-step

entrance

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Inexpensive,

sturdy

grab bars

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