'Future Home' Adds Ease to Living for EveryoneBy Shapiro, Joseph; Morning Edition,
Publication Date: October 24, 2006
Radio story focuses on the Future Home, which is a house that has been turned into a model of universal design for people with disabilities. The principles of Universal Design call for safe, user-friendly products that everyone can use regardless of ability. This can help to avoid stigmatization, and can make homes safer for people with disabilities. A man who uses a wheelchair lives in the house, which features a ramp to the front door and a number pad in case of a lock-and-key system. The owner uses a pointer to punch in a security code, which opens the automatic door. The Future Home is located in Phoenix, Maryland, which is one hour north of Baltimore.
Published by: National Public Radio (NPR) (Website:http://www.npr.org)
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