The Principles of Universal Design

Hannah: What a simple idea: as you enter a space or environment the lights automatically go on. Again, I go back to the automobile. No one would buy a car that doesn't welcome you with an interior light as we open the door. Why should our homes be any different? No more searching for that elusive light switch. As you walk up to your home, the lights in the yard turn on. As you enter your home, the interior lights turn on. These systems are much more than just convenience. They provide safety and reassurance as we navigate. Everyone's ability to navigate spaces is a giant issue when it comes to universal design.