Pet Space Design, Article in EP Magazine by Mr. Schwab

Pet Space Design + Animal Therapy EP/ Exceptional Parent Magazine Article Copyright 2018 Charles M. Schwab Have you ever wondered if a service dog or assistance animal could benefit your child and family? Has your youngster asked you if he or she could have a pet? A better question may be, when was the last time they did? Chances are, you have…

Visit Mr. Charles Schwab’s Universal Designed Smart Homes website.

[caption id="attachment_67" align="alignleft" width="300"] This universal designed home for life-time living was designed by Mr. Schwab in SC. The photo visually links this blog to our website.[/caption] Universal Designed Smart Homes for the 21st Century 102 Home Plans You Can Order and Build Visit my original website by clicking above or bookm…

Resources from Exceptional Parent Article, July 2018, Parents and Youth Designing for Pets, by Charles M. Schwab Architect

Pet Space Design + Animal Therapy = A Happy Youngster And A Cool Pet Pad I am including references and resources here to save space (and cost) in the magazine.  Please also see the ADA and HUD assistance animal post that follows this. SEE BELOW FOR A FREE SERVICE DOG AND ASSISTANCE ANIMAL WEBINAR [caption id="attachment_686" align="alignlef…

Service,Emotional and Therapy Animals: What’s the ADA and HUD Laws have to say about it all?

Please note: This post was originally written for the EP/Exceptional Parent, July 2018 Accessible Housing Edition article that I have written. It will be published by EP/Exceptional Parent Magazine, July 2018, I will share the entire article then! Due to the abundance of information, I could not include the portion that follows in the article so…

Automatic Door Openers for You & Your Pets.

Automatic Door Openers for You & Your Pets. © 2016 Charles M. Schwab Architect The following article was originally published for PN Magazine, PN August 2016 Around the House Column, www.pvamagazines.com. It is reprinted here in its original format. Consulting with a Home-Modification-Remodel Pro There are various kinds of automatic do…

The Universal Design and Mobility Empowered Garden

The Universal Design Garden is an Easy Access: Able Pleasure.  © 2017 Charles M. Schwab Architect Universal Design implemented in the garden will allow everyone to enjoy it for their lifetime. Here's some basic space planning guidance and details for a universal designed garden.  [caption id="attachment_588" align="alignleft" width="222"]…

Access:Able and Better Bathrooms

Truly Access:Able for Better Bathrooms  © Charles M. Schwab Architect, 2017 What's new in the bathroom is partly the acceptance and attitude that bathroom access makes good sense for everyone. Bathing and hygiene industrial designers are besting their efforts by creating ever more attractive, innovative and accessible bathroom products. Bathro…

Outside Inclusive and Natural Free-play, for Children and Adults Alike.

Inclusive and Natural “Freeplay“ for Children and Adults Alike. Blog copyright 2017, Charles M. Schwab Architect & Author This blog topic is a reprint from an EP Magazine article, www.Eparent.com, Published July 2014, reprinted with permission. [caption id="attachment_521" align="alignleft" width="730"] Page one of the article by Charl…

Mr. Ron Mace: Innovator of the Universal Design Principles, explained differences between Universal Design and Barrier Free in 1989

Let's re-visit Mr. Mace's speech as he saw Universal Design (UD) and Access, and look at some other related definitions that I think you will appreciate. [caption id="attachment_230" align="alignleft" width="219"] Cartoon of Mr. Mace Courtesy: Universal Design Principles and Models by Null. P3. 3 CRC Press c 2014. Home book intro by Mr.  Schwab …

Specially Adapted Housing benefits Veterans and the Family.

© 2017 Charles M. Schwab Architect There are three types of housing grants that are available to veterans who have a service-connected disability due to military service, entitling them to compensation that can be used for their home. This is available to service members that have served since June 15, 1945. The law is officially known as …