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It’s Not Ugly Design: A Disabled Blogger Makes A Case for Universal Design

With older baby boomers and wounded veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan increasing overall demand for accessible homes, the case for universal design has never been made more clear.

s.e. smith, a social activist with a disability, wrote last week on her This Ain’t Livin’ blog that universal design “does not mean ugly design.” Universal design has not only enhanced accessibility, but also the aesthetics of design itself. She cites some solid examples and makes a case for universal design as a way to improve the quality of life, even for people without disabilities.

A provocative read that addresses some of the more common misconceptions about accessible design.

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