04 | Designing for Specific Circumstances

Designing for Specific Circumstances

In some circumstances expanding the Universal Design approach will be required to encompass the requirements of particular individuals or groups. Such circumstances arise where individuals have specific design requirements due to their having a disability whereby the design of the home environment needs to be tailored to meet their requirements.

These circumstances may arise where a person has:

  • Blindness or a severe vision impairment;
  • Deafness or a severe hearing impairment;
  • An intellectual disability;
  • A cognitive impairment;
  • A difficulty with basic physical activities, such as walking;
  • A psychological or emotional condition;
  • A difficulty with pain, breathing, or any other chronic illness or condition;
  • Decline in mobility, dexterity, stamina, strength, hearing, sight or memory that can be associated with age.