January 2008

Manage the…..Flu?

January 28, 2008

What is my role as an Independent Living Strategist for a homeowner client? I empower them to make and implement decisions to support and maintain their independence. I do it for a living and for personal satisfaction. I’ve never had too much trouble getting paid. No need to talk about that. But I am not… Continue Reading Manage the…..Flu?

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Contrast in Design

January 24, 2008

I call for contrast between the bars and background in bathrooms I design. It is a good idea when the bars are easily visible. I also try to include contrast near the edge of the floor or between the wall and the floor. Less often I call for contrast at counter edges. As I have… Continue Reading Contrast in Design

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Runner Up is Progress

January 17, 2008

Advocates always look for signs of progress in their passions. Google search results has quickly become the easiest yardstick. Universal Design was one of the my first searches. I have not been scientific in tracking the number, but I know there are more results now than when I first searched. You can even ask google… Continue Reading Runner Up is Progress

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Hope for 2008?

January 11, 2008

The Urban Institute’s report, “Housing in the Nations Capital 2007” is a breath of fresh air. The report starts in familiar territory describing affordability and homeless issues in the nation’s capital. Then this report heads into new territory. It extends it’s analysis first by exploring accessible housing availability. The report explains that this additional layer… Continue Reading Hope for 2008?

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