If you’re looking to renovate your home so as to be more accommodating to a person with a disability, then there are many considerations that you will need to keep in mind. For starters, you will need to think about the limitations that the person’s specific disability has on them; do they have difficulty getting up and down stairs?
Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.