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Universal Design Tips – Lessons Learned from Two UD Homes 
J Salmen

This book showcases two Universally Designed homes for aging in place, and includes floor plans, numerous color photographs and aging in place design tips selected to guide baby boomers through the process of designing, remodeling or building a home that can support their needs and lifestyle for years to come.

The book was co-authored by John Salmen, FAIA, an architect specializing in accessibility and Universal Design for over 30 years, the publisher of Universal Design News and the founder of, and Ron Knecht, whose Universal Design home was featured in the January 2012 issue of Universal Design News.

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Accommodating All Guests
J Salmen

Authored by president and founder of UD&C, John Salmen, FAIA, Accommodating All Guests focuses on The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its effect on the lodging industry.  Topics include the ground rules for public accommodations, the main issues facing hotelier’s, and steps to becoming ADA compliant with the use of self-evaluation checklists broken down by priority.
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Home for the Next 50 Years

J Salmen

The Home for the Next 50 Years, designed and owned by John Salmen, FAIA president of Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc., is a showcase for how universal design can be applied to an existing home to make it more convenient, comfortable and safe, allowing its occupants to age-in-place.

“We eased the way people move around within the house, made the kitchen and bathrooms accessible and chose hardware and appliances for their efficiency, durability and ease of use.”

Click on the image for a free copy and see another article from The Washington Post here and a video about John’s home here.

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Everyone's Welcome
J Salmen

Everyone’s Welcome, by founder and president of UD&C, John Salmen, FAIA, highlights several courses of action that can be implemented by museums to make exhibits ADA compliant.  Detailed information on a strategy for accessibility, content communication, and accessible facilities and exhibits can be found in this work.

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Universal Design Newsletter

Universal Design Newsletters educate and inform people about the value of Universal Design, accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Check out our issues by browsing our entire ARCHIVE containing 20 years of Universal Design News.

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Do*Able Renewable Home
J Salmen

Adapting your home to allow you to remain there as you age doesn’t have to be expensive. The Do*Able Renewable Home, published by the American Association of Retired Persons and authored by UD&C President John Salmen, FAIA, explains in practical terms how to modify residential spaces to be accessible to elderly residents. The publication is heavily illustrated and is packed full of ideas and examples of changes that can be made to a home.

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