Universal Design Workshop May 5
April 26, 2010
Learn about how to make your home fit your life at every stage and situation at a free workshop about Universal Design on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton.
Registration is required and space is limited. To register,
call the Hunter Mill District Supervisors Office at 703-478-0283, TTY
711, or the Providence District Supervisors Office at 703-560-6946, TTY
This workshop is hosted by Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins and Providence District Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth.
Workshop participants will learn about common universal design features, how to find financing for installing these features, permitting issues, and how to find a contractor. The event also features a product fair.
Universal design is about making homes comfortable and safe for everyone, no matter their age or situation. Common features include:
- No step entries and doorways
- Wide hallways
- Floors, showers and bathtubs with non-slip surfaces
- Lever-style door handles and faucets
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is encouraging Universal Design as part of the 50+ Action Plan. For more information, visit the Universal Design Web pages or call the county’s Universal Design Ombudsman in the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services at 703-324-1555, TTY 711.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711