Welcome to QUAD DESIGN
Working for a barrier free tomorrow.
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Quad Design was formed in the hopes of trying to better the lives of people who face a variety of challenges in life. We will help Individuals, Architects, Municipalities and whoever else needs help to Design or Consultation in the hopes of making a barrier free tomorrow.
Quad Design will help you to design a universal house to fit your needs, help architects with designs that are being made or projects started, I offer my services to make sure it is universally accessible. It is better to solve the problem at the beginning of the project than have to go back and change it after the fact and work with municipalities to enlighten them with the challenges people with disabilities face daily. I can give you first-hand experience of physical barriers from a wheelchair. I will let you try to access some barriers I face in wheelchairs by letting you try to drive one yourself. I have been averaging over 1200 miles a year in my wheelchair.
Quad Design will consult on drawings to improve blueprints to make them accessible for all members of the community, and provide detailed reports. To design a universal house, is to make it Accessible, Adaptable, Visible and Universal.
Quad Design will also help individuals who seek personal care venture out onto Self Manage Care. Quad Design will help in the transition to Self Manage Care to help provide resources needed to make this transition successful. Quad Design will be either provide a payroll service or teach you to do your own payroll. The end goal is to provide quality of life by helping individuals take control of their lives.
To make it accessible is to make it approachable by anybody with a disability. They may have a physical, visual or auditory disability.
Someone may not need to have all the accessibility when they initially build it but they will have the opportunity to adapt if the need arises.
Visitablility is to ensure that all people who use a wheelchair are able to visit their family and friends in their homes. Is the threshold at the entrance door accessible? Are all the hallways and doorways wide enough? Is there access to the bathroom on the main floor?
Universal design means designing a house to meet the needs of a variety of people and to be able to adapt the house as needed throughout the life of the people that live in them. It will increase safety, be more economical to adapt, provide a chance for people to remain in their home longer, allow people with disabilities to visit, help people who have a degenerative ailment to stay in the community and live in their home.
If you have a degenerative disease where you may end up in a wheelchair the universal house is ideal for you. You can change it as you need it. If you or a family member or have friends that are in a wheelchair, universal housing is a great idea. Also Universal housing you let live in your house and retire there.
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