360° Coverage : Universal Design Tips: Lessons Learned from Two UD Homes - the...

1 Updates

Universal Design Tips: Lessons Learned from Two UD Homes - the New Aging in Place E-Book from UniversalDesign.com

Oct 2 2013, 8:00am CDT | by PR.com

UniversalDesign.com is pleased to announce the release of their new e-book, “Universal Design Tips: Lessons learned from Two UD Homes,” available on Oct. 2, 2013. The book showcases two universally designed homes for aging in place, and includes floor plans, numerous color photographs and aging in place design tips selected to guide baby boomers through the process of designing, remodeling or building a home that can support their needs and lifestyle for years to come.

Takoma Park, MD, October 02, 2013 --(PR.com)-- UniversalDesign.com is pleased to announce the release of their new e-book, “Universal Design Tips: Lessons learned from Two UD Homes,” available on...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Universal Design Tips: Lessons Learned from Two UD Homes - the New Aging in Place E-Book from UniversalDesign.com

Oct 2 2013, 8:00am CDT | by PR.com

UniversalDesign.com is pleased to announce the release of their new e-book, “Universal Design Tips: Lessons learned from Two UD Homes,” available on Oct. 2, 2013. The book showcases two universally designed homes for aging in place, and includes floor plans, numerous color photographs and aging in place design tips selected to guide baby boomers through the process of designing, remodeling or building a home that can support their needs and lifestyle for years to come.

Takoma Park, MD, October 02, 2013 --(PR.com)-- UniversalDesign.com is pleased to announce the release of their new e-book, “Universal Design Tips: Lessons learned from Two UD Homes,” available on Oct. 2, 2013. The book was co-authored by John Salmen, AIA, an architect specializing in accessibility and universal design for over 30 years, the publisher of Universal Design News and the founder of UniversalDesign.com, and Ron Knecht, whose universal design home was featured in the January 2012 issue of Universal Design News. The book showcases the authors’ two universal design homes, and includes floor plans, numerous color photographs, tips on home design and the home building process and aging in place design tips selected to help other baby boomers design, remodel or build a home that can support their needs and lifestyle for years to come.

According to a survey done by AARP, nearly 90 percent of seniors 65+ want to age in place, remaining in their homes for as long as possible. In 2011, the leading edge of the baby boom generation turned 65, and by 2030 nearly 20 percent of the entire U.S. population will be over 65 years-old. One way to address the needs of this growing demographic is through universal design, which produces products and spaces that can be used by the widest range of people possible, regardless of their age or abilities.

Universal Design Tips explains how to achieve a home for aging in place, and clarifies necessary universal design features, like no-step entrances, adequate lighting, kitchen design and accessible appliances, accessible storage, and bathroom design, including barrier free showers and grab bars. Photographs of the two houses demonstrate that universal design does not need to look institutional, and that aging in place features can be subtly and beautifully incorporated into the overall look of a home.

John Salmen’s universal design home has been featured in various media outlets, including The Washington Post, Fine Homebuilding, AARP’s television show Inside E Street and the book The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages and Abilities. Salmen also received the 2013 Forward Thinker Award from Better Living Design for the innovative universal design features included in his house. Now for the first time, Universal Design Tips offers a complete, in depth look at this award-winning universal design house and its many aging in place features.

The e-book is available for $20 as a downloadable PDF found at http://www.universaldesign.com/ud-tips-book.html.

For more information about Universal Design Tips: Lessons learned from Two UD Homes or about the authors, John Salmen and Ron Knecht, please contact John Salmen at (301) 270-2470.

About the Authors

John Salmen has devoted his entire professional career to the field of accessible architecture and universal design. Over the last 30 years, Salmen has authored numerous articles and books on accessibility and universal design, including “The Do-Able, Renewable Home” and “Accommodating All Guests.” Salmen is the publisher of Universal Design News, founder of UniversalDesign.com and president of Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc.

Ron Knecht’s experience with universal design started after his wife of 46 years became ill with cancer. As her health worsened, Knecht learned first-hand the importance of accessible architecture. Before Knecht’s wife passed away, she extracted a promise from him that he would move into a universal design house that would support his needs later in life.

Contact Information:
UniversalDesign.com
John Salmen
(301) 270-2470
Contact via Email
https://UniversalDesign.com

Read the full story here: http://www.pr.com/press-release/518352

Press Release Distributed by PR.com

Source: PR.com

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

China pledges $81 mn financial assistance for Afghanistan
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) China Friday pledged to provide non-reimbursable assistance of 500 million yuan (about 81 million dollars) to Afghanistan this year at an international meeting on Afghanistan held here.
 
 
EU seeks talks with Russia over goods duties: WTO
Geneva, Oct 31 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has sought a consultation with Russia over the tariffs the latter imposed on certain agricultural and manufactured goods, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Friday.
 
 
Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes during test flight
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) A passenger rocket plane developed by Virgin Galactic's crashed Friday after suffering an "in-flight anomaly" during a powered test flight over the US state of California, the company said.
 
 
Bhopal fugitive Warren Anderson is dead (Roundup, Changing dateline)
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Warren Anderson, the former CEO of Union Carbide Corp, has died at 92 after living for 30 years under the shadow of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy that killed thousands.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Three Iraqis arrested on terror charges in Switzerland
Geneva, Nov 1 (IANS) Swiss authorities Friday said they arrested three Iraqi nationals suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Europe. The office of the attorney general of Switzerland said in a statement that the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Pakistan repatriates 29 Afghans
Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) Pakistan handed over 29 Afghans arrested during a military operation in its northwestern tribal region to Afghan authorities, the army said Friday. The Pakistani security forces had launched a...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Less than half of Americans support stricter gun laws: Poll
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Less than half of Americans said they back tougher gun laws, which is significantly lower than the 58 percent recorded just after the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Zimbabwe's main opposition calls for fresh polls again
Harare, Oct 31 (IANS) Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T party said Friday economic challenges confronting the country could only be resolved if the country holds free and fair polls. MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai told...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Trapped miners confirmed dead: Colombia
Bogota, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) Twelve workers trapped by a flood inside a coal mine in the northwestern province of Antioquia are dead, Colombian authorities said Friday. "With an inspection we made in the night hours, we...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
10,000 agents searching for missing Mexican students
Mexico City, Oct 31 (IANS/Prensa Latina) The search for the 43 students who disappeared in Iguala, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, continued Friday with participation of 10,000 agents, including federal forces,...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Unicef wants unimpeded delivery of aid to kids in CAR
Geneva, Oct 31 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) Friday asked for unhampered delivery of humanitarian assistance to children in need of support amid the recent episodes of unrest in Central African Republic (CAR...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
UN calls for inclusive urban development
United Nations, Oct 31 (IANS) UN General Assembly President Sam Kutesa Friday called for an inclusive and sustainable approach for urban development that considers the needs of marginalised groups. Commemorating the...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Ponzi schemer in US cheats residents of $22 mn, jailed
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) If you have been one of those approached by some 'known' person for investing in something with an assurance of 'easy money', you may benefit reading about this Ponzi schemer, jailed in the US...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China pledges $81 mn financial assistance for Afghanistan
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) China Friday pledged to provide non-reimbursable assistance of 500 million yuan (about 81 million dollars) to Afghanistan this year at an international meeting on Afghanistan held here. China...
Read more on Politics Balla