Make it ridiculously easy for builders to offer universally accessible housing.
It’s common for homes to be usable by most people, but if someone needs something “special,” customization is required. We don’t think it’s okay to exclude people affected by disability from the status quo.
We design. You build.
We’re working to create a library of construction documents that are ready to use for new homes. This will set you up for being able to easily accommodate any individual and/or family, whether they’re affected by disability or not.
There’s a lot of work involved in designing a home that’s usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialization. Don’t spend your time trying to figure it out when we can do it for you.
As for situations that might require a little extra adaptation or specialization? We’ve got a plan for that too. Those situations will be easy to address if universal design is done well.
Our process. Your advantage.
Universal design is a simple concept, but the process is complex when exploring what it means to accommodate anyone affected by disability. It’s easy to overlook some people’s functional needs, only to realize that when it’s too late. We’ve figured out how to avoid this problem.
The solution is to facilitate collaboration between design professionals (e.g., residential architects, interior designers), health professionals (e.g. occupational therapists, rehabilitation engineers, environmental gerontologists), and our advisory group of individuals who have life experience with disability. The purpose of doing so is to include all the necessary perspectives in discussions about design decisions.
But… we need funding.
Our collaborative design process isn’t easy, nor inexpensive. We’re still raising money so we can build a team and get to work. We’re a young 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and growing. If you like what we’re doing, we’d love for you to consider supporting us.
Home builders: what would you prefer?
We want to help you help your community. We have two options for a sustainable funding model.