Designing for the Elderly Population: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Its Implications for an Aging America

American Society of Interior Designers

by DAK Kopec, Ph.D., CHES, IDEC

September 15, 2006

As baby boomers age, many will, in fact, be disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This publication examines the connection between the disabled and the elderly populations, the history and intent of the ADA, and the most common types of accommodations that designers should consider to meet the needs of the disabled elderly.

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