Universal Design incorporates features that increase the usability of homes and apartments by people of all ages, sizes, and abilities. A universally designed home enhances the ability of all residents to live independently in their own homes as long as possible by allowing the house to adapt to a lifetime of changing needs.
The City of Fremont's Universal Design Ordinance requires builders to offer certain accessibility features to consumers as an upgrade option. Incorporating these features at the building stage adds minimal cost to a new home and saves the need for future retrofits. More information is included in the brochure below: