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Orientations are noted with the thumbnails to the right.

Passive solar design refers to the use of the sun's energy to heat and cool the living spaces in a home, utilizing the southern exposure to allow the sun to enter the home during the winter and warm it's interior.

Universal Design Plans

House Plans: Universal Design Plans

Accessible/Universal Design References

Center for Universal Design, North Carolina State University 
The Center for Universal Design is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial facilities, and related products.

ADA – US Department of Justice
Home page for The Americans with Disabilities Act.

ADA Standards
A downloadable manual from The Department of Justice covering the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

Universal Design Education
This site supports educators and students in their teaching and study of universal design

Adaptive Environments Center
Adaptive Environments has established a niche in the international spectrum of organizations and individuals that share a vision of design-for-all/universal design.

National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC)
Information for homeowners interested in aging in place.

DisABILITY Information and Resources
One of the largest collections of resources for all types of disabilities. This site is an encyclopedia of links that provide information concerning disability products, research, organizations, events, and politics. Also includes links to chat rooms, databases, and resources not on the Web.

Adaptive Access
Web site specializing in products for accessible housing, including off-set hinges.

Disability Resource Directory
A directory of resources for the disabled community.

Accessible Design/Universal Design Resources
A directory of resources for the disabled community.

The Wheelchair Site
The Wheelchair Site is an independent website designed to help you understand the challenges faced by people with physical limitations.