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“A Sens-ible Home” and Our Changing Senses

Lecture presented by Center for Disability Studies at the Museum of disABILITY History

February 24, 2012: Our senses change significantly throughout the lifespan, but too often the designs of homes do not reflect this fact. The Center for Disability Studies will present “A Sens-ible Home” on Friday, March 2, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street in Buffalo (just north of the University at Buffalo South Campus).

The discussion will be led by Professor Beth Tauke, a faculty member at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and the Director of the University Educational Activities for the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (the IDEA Center).

Professor Tauke will discuss the LIFEhouse TM, a universally designed concept house and model residence that was developed by University at Buffalo’s IDEA Center and a number of partners. LIFEhouse TM provides an example of a residence adapted to a person’s changing needs throughout the course of a lifetime. The house and its site incorporate multisensory perception with universal design principles. LIFEhouse™ won the 2012 National Home Builder’s Association Best Universally Designed Home Award.

For more information or to schedule a tour of the Museum of disABILITY History, call 716.629.3626.

The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society’s reactions. The Museum of disABILITY History offers educational exhibits and activities that expand community awareness.

People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 10,000 people with special needs, their families, and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.

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