Universal, Barrier-Free, Accessible Design
These terms all embody the same idea –comfort and ease of use for all – for all ages and ranges of ability – for the young, the old, the able-bodied, and the physically challenged.
It's about planning for the future – the future of you through your lifetime, your family, and everyone who may enter your home. Even if you, your friends, and family are all able-bodied, when building or renovating your home it's wise to plan for changes in mobility and cognition that could be caused by a sudden accident, illness, or aging. The ultimate objective is providing a home where all are welcome and comfortable.