Accessibility & Handicap Design
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)
It is estimated that one in five Americans has a disability, and the number of needy people wanting to remain in independent living is growing rapidly.
There are many reasons for creating spaces that are accessible to all, and there are certain people who could benefit more than others from more universal design. In order to design living and working spaces for everyone, Shattuck & Associates is certified to meet the unique needs of a wide range of personal abilities.
Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines
On March 6, 1991 (56 FR 9472), the Department published final Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines to provide builders and developers with technical guidance on how to comply with the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 (Fair Housing Act) that are applicable to certain multifamily dwellings designed and constructed for first occupancy after March 13, 1991. (Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity)
Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)
The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program provides the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place. "Aging in place" means remaining in one’s home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one’s maturing years and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and the special events that enrich all our lives. It means the reassurance of being able to call a house a “home” for a lifetime. (Source: National Association of Home Builders)