PROVIDING RESEARCH AND BEST PRACTICE RESOURCES

UNIVERSAL DESIGN for Housing

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“Knowing both reflects and shapes the world. Knowledge, in other words, is a kind of design.”

– Aimi Hamraie

HOUSING BEST PRACTICE RESOURCES

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LifeMark

Based out of New Zealand, Lifemark Homes is a certification process to mark universally designed homes. Lifemark® rated homes are designed to be usable and safe for people of all ages and stages. Learn more about Lifemark certification standards below.

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SafeScore

SafeScore a measure of Universal Design features for homes.

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SAFERhome

SAFERhome based on of British Columbia "is the only 100% measurable GOLD Standard in Universal Home Design."

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Home Modification Canada

Home Modification Canada is an organization dedicated to helping Canadians find needed information about modifying their homes and connecting them with trusted industry professionals

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UniversalDesignNL.ca

The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – NL, in partnership with the Disability Policy Office – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, has created this interactive website to promote and increase awareness of universal design in our communities.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation website on Universal Design for new Housing Units is a great resource to get started on UD principles and applications for your home.

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Beyond Code by Voices and Choices

A great resource for making a home wheelchair accessible with some additions for visual and hearing inclusion elements. Click button below for the pdf document.