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Universal Design Resource List


Ambrose, I. (1995). Accessible Housing in Europe. Policies and Procedures. Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, 65-67.

Disability Action. (1993). Adaptable Housing. Why? How? When? Disability Action, Belfast.

U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (1988) Universal design housing for the lifespan of all people.

Mueller, J. (1995). The case for universal design: If you can't use it, it's just art. Aging International, 22(1). 19-23.

Mueller, J. (1979). Designing for functional limitations. George Washington University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

Mueller, J. ( 1990). Toward Universal Design: An ongoing project on the ergonomics of disability. American Rehabilitation. Summer, 15-19.

Nolte, E.A.H. (1988). Building adaptable housing. National Housing Council. Commissioned by the Department of Action for Disabled People of the European Communities. NWR, Almere.

Ringwald, E. (1988). On the eve of universal design. Home Magazine, 34(10).

Scadden, L. A. (1993). Design for Everyone: A look at features that affect usability of consumer electronics. CE Network News.


Ambrose, I., and Nolte, E. European approaches to accessibility and housing adaptation. HELIOS:Brussels.

Koberg, D., and Bagnall, J. (1976). The universal traveler: A soft-system guide to creativity, problem-solving, and the process of design. Los Altos, CA: W. Kaufmann.

MIG Communications (1992). Play for all guidelines: Planning, design and management of outdoor play settings for all children, 2nd Ed. Berkeley, CA: MIG Communications.

Van Nostrand Reinhold, The Accessible Housing Design File ($49.95 + state tax)


Van Nostrand Reinhold
7625 Empire Drive
Florence, KY 41042
(800) 842-3636

Wilkoff, W.L., and Abed, L.W. (1995). Practicing universal design: An interpretation of the ADA . New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Housing and Urban Development (1987). Adaptable housing: A technical manual for implementing adaptable dwelling unit specifications. ($3.00/copy)


P.O. 6091
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 251-5154
(800) 245-2691


Health & Home (A Complete Home Health Store)
7720 W. Bell Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85308
(602) 878-5800

The Center for Universal Design
Center for Accessible Housing
School of Design
North Carolina State University
Box 8613
Raleigh, NC 27695-8613

Teague (Corporate Headquarters)
4 Columbus Circle, Fifth floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 315-3400
(800) 223-1400
(212) 315-3599 FAX

Universal Design Initiative
(Resource List)
P.O. Box 222514
Chantilly, VA 22022-2514
(703) 378-5079


Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA)
Price: $39.95 + $4.95 s/h
Video Management Services
P.O. Box 6292
Edison, NJ 08818
(800) 489-8436

Nobody is Burning Wheelchairs
National Easter Seal Society
Price: $35.00
National Easter Seal Society
230 W. Monroe St., Ste.1800
Chicago, IL 60606-4802
(800) 221-6827 Voice/TTY

Building Better Neighborhoods
Concrete Change
Price:$21.00 + $3.00s/h
Concrete Change
1371 Metropolitan Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316

Open for Business
Ward and Associate for The Institute for Law and Policy Planning
Price: $129.00 (disability groups)
$179.00 (businesses)
2212 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 644-2555
(510) 841-8645 FAX

The Guide: Facilities Evaluation and Modification Guide
Barrier Free Environments
Price: $200.00 + $5.00s/h
Barrier Free Environments, Inc.
P.O. Box 30634
Raleigh, NC 27622
(919) 782-7823 Voice/TTY

Toward Universal Design: Universal Design Initiative
Assistive Technology Program, National Rehabilitation Hospital
Price: $15.00
The Universal Design Initiative
c/o J.L. Mueller, Inc.
4717 Walney Knoll Court
Chantilly, VA 22021
(703) 378-5079

Designing Schools with Universal Design
Barrier Free Resources
Price: $45.00 + $5.00s/h
Barrier Free Resources
P.O. Box 401
Iowa City, IA 52244
(319) 337-9951

A Vision of Independence
Atlanta Research and Education Foundation
Price: $75.00 + $3.00s/h
Atlanta Research and Education Foundation
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 321-5828

To learn more about Assistive Technology and AzTAP, please contact:

Jill Oberstein, Project Director
Arizona Technology Access Program
Institute for Human Development
Northern Arizona University
4105 N. 20th Street, Suite 260
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 728-9534 Voice
(602) 728-9536 TTY
(602) 728-9535 Fax
(800) 477-9921 Toll-Free

To Learn More About Assistive Technology:

AzTAP has funded several Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) in Arizona. These RRCs provide direct assistive technology services to persons with disabilities, and are available to help consumers select the most appropriate devices, and advocate for themselves on order to acquire funding for the devices and services.

ASSIST! to Independence

Contact Person: Ann O'Connor
PO Box 4133
Tuba City, AZ 86045
(928) 283-6261 Voice/TTY
(888) 848-1449 Toll-Free

Southwest Human Development
Contact Person: Cheryl Belitsky
202 E. Earll Drive, Suite 140
(602) 266-5976 ext. 324 Voice/TTY

Technology Access Center of Tucson (TACT)
4710 E. 29th Street, PO Box 13178
Tucson, AZ 85732-3178
Contact Person: Paula Feeney
(520) 745-5588 ext. 1265 - Voice
(520) 790-7637 - Fax

IHD Assistive Technology Center
Northern Arizona University
Contact Person: Larry Gallagher
Building 27, Room 171, PO Box 5630
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
(928) 523-5083 Voice
(928) 523-1695 TTY
(800) 553-0714 Toll-Free

UCP of Central Arizona
321 W. Hatcher Road, Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Contact Person: Cindy Blair (602) 943-5472
Voice (602) 943-4936

For additional information on AzTAP please contact:

Arizona Technology Access Program
Institute for Human Development
Northern Arizona University

Pamela Alcala, Administrative Assistant
Box 5630
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5630
(520) 523-5879 - Voice
(520) 523-1695 - TTY
(520) 523-9127 - Fax
(800) 553-0714 - Toll Free

This document was developed by the Arizona Technology Access Program. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Grant #H224A40002. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of NIDRR or the U.S. Department of Education, and do not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.