AARP

Universal Design

Universal Design is an approach to home building, remodeling,
and community development that centers on safety and ease of movement, both inside and outside of the home.

Smart Homes—Livable homes come wired for the latest communications and security technologies.

Accessibility—For the community, universally designed community features range from curb-cuts on public streets and pedestrian countdown clocks, to easily accessible buildings, transit, and housing located near shops for goods and services.

Easy Living Standards—The features of Universal Design range from lever door handles and easy-to-grasp cabinet pulls, to no-threshold showers, zero-step entrances, and first floor living.