ARC products promote universal design principles. We believe that building attractive environments that are usable by the most people possible is better for everyone. Employing universal design in the construction of homes and buildings makes them more accessible, more sustainable, safer, and more comfortable.

There are many resources for learning about universal design, which is also referred to by other names, such as inclusive design, lifespan design, and human-centered design. You may want to visit the following internet sites for more information on shower, bathroom, and home design.

Universal Design Institute

Universal Design Institute

 The Ronald L. Mace Universal Design Institute is a non-profit organization based in North Carolina dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of accessible and universal design. The Institute’s work manifests the belief that all new environments and products, to the greatest extent possible, should and can be usable by everyone regardless of age, ability, or circumstances.

Institute for Human Centered Design

Institute for Human Centered Design

The Institute for Human Centered Design has chosen to use the term “human centered design” as the most representative of our philosophy. We are invested in the international universal design/design-for-all/inclusive design movement but we believe that it is important to be open to complementary ideas that make sense within the simple and open framework of human centered design. Important parallel trends today include green design and design for health and healing. We see value in finding the common ground between movements and in working collaboratively.

Center for Universal Design

Center for Universal Design

The Center for Universal Design is a national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and publiec facilities, outdoor environments, and products. Our mission is to improve environments and products through design innovation, research, education and design assistance.

Global Universal Design Commission

Global Universal Design Commission

Global Universal Design Commission, Inc., (GUDC) a not-for-profit corporation, was established to develop Universal Design (UD) standards for buildings, products and services. GUDC is currently developing UD voluntary consensus standards for commercial buildings, which will expand access to buildings for all people, regardless of physical stature and varying abilities. The approved UD standards will guide corporations and government entities in the creation of barrier-free facilities, providing diverse users with access to commerce, public services, entertainment and employment opportunities.

 

Better Living Design Institute

Better Living Design Institute

Better Living Design™ is a sensible design approach to improve how homes are designed, built and remodeled in America. The BLD Institute™ promotes, educates and encourages wide adoption of Better Living Design™ practices.