Universal Design – Introducing Accessible Homes in Residential Zones
Over the past few decades, accessibility requirements have infiltrated most parts of our built environment, from commercial spaces to airports to multifamily apartments. But they generally don’t apply to single family homes or small plexes in residential neighborhoods. That’s starting to change. This session explores how builders are starting to respond to demand for accessible new homes – and how regulators are starting to infuse accessibility requirements into building and zoning codes – so the housing we build can be welcoming to people of all ages and all levels of mobility.