ABC's of Accessibility - www.visualizerset.com
Delivers proactive interior design consulting and educational services for consumers and professionals seeking information about accessible and universally designed environments.
GENERAL UNIVERSAL DESIGN
Global Universal Design Commission - www.globaluniversaldesign.com
The Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC) is a not-for-profit corporation, was established to develop Universal Design (UD) standards for buildings, products, services.
Design For All Foundation - www.designforall.org
Design For All Foundation is a European-based group that promotes Universal Design with technical assistance, dissemination and education.
AARP - www.aarp.org/livable-communities
A clearinghouse of current information on healthy aging, healthy communities, the built environment and mobility issues with policies, practices and tools.
National Aging in Place Council - www.ageinplace.org
NAIPC is a consumer-oriented organization that is an information resource to assist older Americans remain active and healthy throughout their retirement years. They have established a network of professionals from the private, public and non-profit sectors who can help you plan for your future housing and care needs. Their web site provides ideas and information to help you accomplish whatever goals you may have.
North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition - sites.google.com/site/ncfallsprevention/home
NCFPC uses education and training to reduce the number of falls, falls-related injuries, and seriousness of injuries resulting from falls.
Second Journey - www.secondjourney.org
North Carolina Second Journey explores the wonderful possibilities in the second half of life.
Better Living Design Institute - www.betterlivingdesign.org
The Better Living Design Institute™ (BLD™) promotes, educates and encourages wide adoption of Better Living Design™, the sensible design approach to improve how homes are built and remodeled in America. The BLD Institute™ has been informed and supported by over 30 other organizations, companies, universities and leaders in the universal design field.
Home Matters - www.homemattersamerica.com
A national movement designed to ensure that every American lives in a safe, nurturing environment with access to education, healthcare, public spaces and community services.
National Center for Healthy Housing - www.nchh.org
The National Center for Healthy Housing creates healthy and safe homes for children through practical and proven steps. The Coalition's mission is to implement the most promising and realistic recommendation for a National Healthy Housing Action Plan.
Lifetime Home Project - www.lifetimehome.us
The Lifetime Home Project promotes comfortable, safe, long-term living at home. It advances the understanding and use of:
Accessible and universal design techniques for home construction and remodeling
Innovative home telehealth products and practices flexible living options and local practices that promote them
Homes Renewed - www.homesrenewed.org
HomesRenewed™ is a coalition of stakeholders whose goal is to increase the number of American homes prepared for residents of the modern lifespan through privately funded and policy incentives. UDI supports the goal and hopes that working with incentives and innovative messaging will increase home updates and more appropriate new home construction activity.
ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION AND WORKPLACE
Starkloff Disability Institute - starkloff.org/s/
Committed to promoting the full participation of people with disabilities in American life for the benefit of general society, as well as for those who have disabilities.
New Voices Foundation - www.newvoicesnc.org
The New Voices Foundation is a short-term, intensive, individualized educational program for elementary-age children with physical and communicative disabilities. Inclusion in all aspects of school, home and community life with transition back to local school is our guiding philosophy.
PRODUCTS - UNIVERSAL AND ACCESSIBLE
Live Oak - liveoakmed.com
Live Oak Med provides innovative durable medical equipment and high-quality aids for the elderly and disabled. Live Oak Med intentionally selects products that help to increase daily independence while preserving peace of mind, safety, and value.
Better Living Design Awards - betterlivingdesign.org/awards
Offers two exemplary products that work well and look good.
UNIVERSAL HOMES AND COMMUNITIES
Better Living Design Institute - betterlivingdesign.org
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.
Lifemark - www.lifemark.co.nz
New Zealand's Lifemark designation is a seal of approval whose goal is to foster and promote design standards that work for people right across life's ages and abilities - from young families to older and disabled people.
Professional Housing Rehabilitation Association of North Carolina (PHRANC) - www.phranc.us
PHRANC is a non-profit organization for those interested in improving housing conditions in North Carolina. Membership is made up of housing professionals who share in this goal andenjoy sharing their valuable experiences with others. PHRANC provides training and networking opportunities for those new to the field as well as the seasoned veteran. Training program topics are driven by the needs of the membership and by current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) initiatives.
Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio - www.maxhousing.org
Through housing, advocacy, and education, Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio advances accessible and inclusive communities. The Anderson Center for Accessible Living provides training and information on accessible housing.
Aging Projects, Inc. of Western North Carolina - www.AgingProjectsInc.org
Aging Projects, Inc., 501 (c) (3) nonprofit's, online resource directory is specially designed to help seniors, caregivers, providers and community organizations find the resources to assist seniors to age in place. It lists the most commonly needed services and products from providers whose services are available in a limited geographic area.
Pitt County Council on Aging of Eastern North Carolina - www.pittcoa.com
Offers Home Safety Assessments, Balance and Falls Risk Screenings and recommendations to help individuals identify risk factors and learn fall prevention strategies, Home Accessibility Modifications (e.g. widening doorways, installing grab bars and stair rails), and A Matter of Balance evidence-based group classes to help individuals decrease the fear of falling, learn falls prevention strategies and exercises to help reduce falls risk.
Senior Information & Networking (SING-WF) of Central North Carolina - www.sing-wf.com
The mission as the Senior Information & Networking Group - Wake Forest (SING-WF) is to provide a comprehensive resource for non-profit and for-profit senior-focused organizations in the Town of Wake Forest. Our goals include education, outreach, coordination of services, public awareness, and political advocacy for the senior population.