Universal Design: About Inclusivity and Common Sense

Do you know what universal design is? Well if you haven't heard of it before chances are you might find it in your future. Harvey S. Jacobs at The Washington Post says universal design is becoming more common as the number of "home builders, renovators, architects, designers and manufacturers" using it is growing. Universal design means equitable, flexible, and simple use, something that benefits homes with toddlers to the elderly. In addition it may also mean tax credits, as Jacobs reports that states such as Maryland, whose "Design for Life Montgomery" incentive program goes into effect July 1st. What are your thoughts on universal design?

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