Universal Design Links

What Is Universal Design? (related article on home modification)

The American Occupational Therapy Association is the nationally recognized professional association of more than 35,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and students of occupational therapy. AOTA's Web site contains useful information about aging in general, as well as Aging in Place.

Center for Universal Design
Operated by the College of Design at North Carolina State University, CUD is a national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products.

IDEA (Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access)
The IDEA Center is dedicated to improving the design of environments and products by making them more usable, safer and appealing to people with a wide range of abilities throughout their life spans.

Universal Design Alliance
A nonprofit, membership organization for professionals and educators in design-related fields, the Universal Design Alliance seeks to create awareness and expand the public's knowledge of universal design. Its Web site includes information on education (CEUs) and events, as well as design principles and resources on related organizations and products. It also offer consultation and referral services.