Universal Design Improves the Quality of Life for Individuals, Families, and Communities
What is universal design? Why is it important in housing and communities? And how can family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals work to expand it more broadly into housing in their communities? This article will focus less on how to design universally, although examples will be provided, and more on why it is important to individuals, families, and communities to design universally. It also presents considerations specifically for professionals in housing and in FCS.
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Document Type: Editorial
Publication date: 01 September 2017
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