Frequently asked questions

What is “universal design?”

Design that’s usable by all people,
to the greatest extent possible,
without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

–Ron Mace, 1985

People often think that universal design is just for individuals with disabilities.

This misconception occurs when disabled people are able to use something that they otherwise would not be able to.

So you do ADA accessibility?

No. We focus on design that isn’t regulated by the ADA.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is legislation that primarily applies to places of public accommodation. Privately-owned homes in the USA aren’t required to follow accessibility guidelines, with the exception of some multi-family residences like apartment complexes.

Can you help modify my home?

No, sorry. We don’t do accessibility modifications.

Can you help me design a home?

Not unless you’re an architect who’s willing to contribute to our library, sorry.

That said, we’ll hopefully have some universally accessible home plans available for you to use in 2020!