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Introduction to Universal Housing Design
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Remodeled Bathroom
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Retrofit Door Sill Ramp
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Dependency Determination (Military)
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Exploring Possibilities and Guardianship Issues - Age 17
Age 18
After High School Graduation - Age 19-22
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Wheelchair Evaluation
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Introduction: Special Needs and the Military Family
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Wheelchair Accessible Vans
Van Conversion: A good Example
Fund Raising - The Flamingo Air Project
Utah DSPD Complaint List Winter 2011

Single Family Homes ~ Recommended Resources

Universal Design involves smart and creative planning, a little forethought and plenty of research to create small changes that will result in a home where everyone could live comfortably for years.

Not quite sure what you need? We recommend the following reading for homeowners, prospective homeowners and all professionals interested in Universal Housing Design.


Accessible Home Design Architectural Solutions for the Wheelchair User, Second Edition

Thomas D. Davies, Jr., AIA and Carol Peredo Lopez, AIA

Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006-3517


The Assist Guidebook to the Accessible Home Practical Designs for Home Modifications and New Construction (2002 Edition) 

Roger Borgenicht, Melissa Hoffman, Robert Matkin, Benjamin Shreiter

Order at:

Assist, Inc.
218 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 355-7085
(801) 355-7086 (Fax)

*Contact the organizations listed for ordering and pricing information.

On the Web:

Center For Universal Design
North Carolina State University
P.O. Box 8613
Raleigh, NC 27695-8613
(800) 647-6777
V/TTY : (919) 515-3082
(919) 515-3023 (Fax)