Universal Design and Visitability
The design of a house directly impacts the ability of residents to live at home comfortably and safely. A good design can make it possible for residents to stay at home as they age or cope with a short- or long-term disability.
Sarasota County supports designing homes to better support these varied populations and aims, and has unveiled a voluntary recognition program for residential units that apply principles of Universal Design and Visitability.
Click Here for Age-Friendly Promising Practice Brief: Housing
Municipal Resolution for Voluntary Universal Design and Visitability Program for Residential Housing.
Click Here for Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Sarasota County, Florida (No. 2015-236).
Click Here for the Sarasota County Universal Design and Visitability Program Checklists.
Click Here for more information.