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Universal Design Toolkit: An interview with Rosemarie Rossetti

Rosemarie Rossetti is a powerful, internationally known speaker, trainer, consultant, writer, and publisher who walks her talk. On June 13, 1998, Rossetti’s life was transformed when a 3 1/2 ton tree came crashing down on her and paralyzed her from the waist down. Author of the Universal Design Toolkit and Take Back Your Life! Together with her husband she designed, built, and lives in the Universal Design Living Laboratory. This is the top-rated universal design home in North America with three national universal design certifications.


Universal Design Living Laboratory

Helpful Links

American Housing Survey referenced in the episode.

Universal Design Living Laboratory for virtual tour, many photographs, and additional references.

Universal Design Toolkit free chapter.

Rosemarie Speaks website for additional information on consulting with Rosemarie Rossetti.


Nichole Kain

Environmental Gerontologist

About your host: Nichole Kain is a residential universal design and aging-in-place consultant, her work is based in solid research and guided by a deep appreciation for the power of place and importance of personal choice. 

Nichole is the founder of Home and Place Project. With a background in occupational therapy, environmental gerontology, and training as a certified aging in place specialist, she helps homeowners, researchers, and business owners go beyond ADA to create beautiful and inclusive environments.

To connect, collaborate, or just learn more about Nichole and her work, please visit: www.homeandplaceproject.com 

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Nichole Kain