|Re: Universal Design means UNIVERSAL design||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 10:59:07 -0600 (MDT)|
On 6/26/2003 11:50 AM, "Fred H Olson" <fholson [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > As far as I know, there is no co-housing community that is designed using > universal design as defined above. Anyone know of one? Problem -- bulletin boards. If they are placed low enough for wheeled people to read them, the toddlers have access to thumbtacks. All our members are on email so the bulletin boards are not necessary for communications. We have made accommodations at the mailboxes for wheeled people (they have low mailboxes) but it is difficult. The boxes themselves can be low but then we have cubbies (also low) and packages. We have a lot of packages delivered. Right now they are filling up the ledge over the mailboxes and the floor under them and sitting in the hallway -- which blocks access. If all the boxes were low enough for children, we would have to use the whole side of a room. And if things get any lower, we will start having to subsidize back braces for anyone over 5'6". Bending over and stooping is not easy for those who are not as limber as we once were. Sharon -- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
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