Department of Family Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
703-324-7500 TTY 711
12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035
Michael A. Becketts

Universal Design

Building for All: A Doorway to the Future


Universal Design makes your home a space that enables you to thrive as your living situation changes and makes life easier for visitors to your home. It's about making your home a comfortable and safe environment where everyone is welcome, and everyone can flourish.

Universal Design can help you enjoy your home today, and it will help you to stay in your home as you age. 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 Fairfax Community 50+ Action Plan.

Universal Design Features

Building For All Committee

More Information About Universal Design

Jill West, Customer Service Ombudsman
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 216
Fairfax, VA 22035
Telephone: 703-324-1528

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