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Building Your Dream Home: Why Universal Design?

Leader of Home Project Details Benefits of Going Universal

Columbus, OH – August 1, 2012 – Constructing a new home is a daunting process. Between conversations, blueprint approvals, and the whirlwind of technical jargon with builders, architects, designers and contractors, aspiring homeowners may only pretend to understand.

As you age, the subtle nuances that once added unique flourishes to your home may lead to a decline in comfort and ergonomics later on. Universal design addresses these issues up-front, by utilizing architecture that, while aesthetically pleasing, allows for aging and potential disability. 

“People want to stay in their homes as they age, but oftentimes homeowners come to the striking realization that they have outgrown where they live,” says leader of the Universal Design Living Laboratory project Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. “Homes should be designed with aging and disability in mind, and universal design provides the framework to construct human-centered homes for people of all ages that can better accommodate aging, injury and disabilities.”

When meeting with design and building professionals, it is imperative to account for your future, as well.

Along with her extensive knowledge on the benefits of universal design, Rosemarie Rossetti can offer your readers tips on:

  • Preparing for a multigenerational household
  • Overcoming the challenges of accommodating older generations
  • Creating a ‘disability-friendly’ home


Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized speaker and advocate for people with disabilities. Along with her husband, Mark Leder, she is spearheading the Universal Design Living Laboratory (www.UDLL.com), a national project to help people better understand how to create a more comfortable living environment that will enhance their quality of life. As a keynote speaker, she shares the lessons she has learned since a tragic accident left her paralyzed from the waist down, and demonstrates how to rise above misfortune and live life with conviction.

For more information on Rosemarie or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Carter Breazeale
PR/PR Public Relations
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