Universal Design Doesn’t Mean Institutional Bathrooms
When you walk into a beautiful bathroom with a wide entrance, large shower with multiple shower heads, wall mirrors extending all the way to the sinks and adjustable cabinetry, I’m willing to bet that “universal design” is not the description that pops into your head. Most people seem to equate universal design with accommodation for physical disabilities, which, unfortunately, often seems to mean an institutional look to many people.
Myth #1: Universal Design is just for people with physical disabilities or for aging in place.
Universal design is the art of creating environments that are usable by all people without the need for adaptation or specialized design.