Jean Hewitt, Director of the Centre for Accessible Environments, explores the subject of toilet design and supply and some of the issues for today’s society.
Speakers Susanne Tauke, owner and president of New American Homes, a custom builder and developer in the Chicago area, and Beth Tauke, associate dean in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo-SUNY, pointed to four specific needs in bathrooms:
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.