Universal Design (often called inclusive design) refers to broad-spectrum ideas meant to produce buildings, products, and environments that are inherently more accessible, comfortable, convenient, healthier, and safer. The resultant living environments are of benefit to seniors, people with special needs, and even those who simply wish to live in improved circumstances.
At present, our primary focus has been to develop presentations, which are part of communication and education programs centered on identifying Universal Design initiatives that help to implement new Living Environment practices.
Some examples of our target audiences include buyers of Universal Design home features (either renovations or new homes), sellers of Universal Design concepts (realtors, hospitals, caretakers) and providers of Universal Design physical elements (licensed contractors, equipment installers).
The Universal Design Coalition meets on a monthly basis at the Center for Arts and Humanity in Sarasota. We welcome new attendees to join us in learning more about Universal Design. Please feel free to contact the UDC Chair, Larry Hale, should you wish to participate in one of our sessions.
Larry W. Hale
Chair of Universal Design Coalition (UDC)
Cornerstone LifeCare Advisor
RA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, FGBC
Hale-Edwards Associates, P.A.
We would also look forward to discussing the possibility of scheduling a presentation for you or your organization about the UDC and Universal Design in general. Feel free to inquire about having one of our representatives work with you in this capacity.
Click Here to view an educational PowerPoint Presentation
created by the Universal Design Coalition.
Click Here to go to Universal Design.
Click Here to Learn More About the June 15 UDC Forum.
Click Here to go to Universal Design Coaltion Website.