HES Extension Department of Environmental Design

Environmental Design
Links Directory

Green Architecture and Sustainable Living

Building Utility Systems

Building Envelope Systems

Community Development and Planning

Home Management and Home Improvement

Indoor Air Quality


Housing/Affordable Housing

Extension Housing Sites

Regional Contacts

Architectural Studies

Ageless Design
Provide accessible, affordable, community building ideas for the aged.

American Association of Retired People-AARP

The Center for Universal Design - North Carolina University - Raleigh
A national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in buildings and related products.  They are using a combination of text and multimedia modes for presentation of their information to ensure access to all users.

The Design Linc - The Disability Products & Design Resource Center
An on-line interior design resource and information service, specifically geared to locate high quality products and services available for the physically challenged (all disabilities) individuals.

Disability Related Organizations Link
Provides a list of disability related organizations.

Dynamic Living
Offers information on kitchen appliances, unique daily living products and home automation products that promote a convenient, comfortable and safe home environment for people of all ages. Useful information for seniors and people with mobility challenges.

Funding for Home Rehabilitation
Web sites for information on funding sources.

The Home Modification Action Project
Provides information on home modifications so that frail older and disabled persons have the choice to age in place and the provision of care can take place in a supportive environment.  Site is designed for builders, homeowners, or those who have a loved one with access needs.

Home of Your Own Program-Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities

Missouri AgrAbility Project
This state program provides appropriate education and assistance designed to promote independence in production agricultural and rural living. The Missouri AgrAbility Program provides professional training, on-the-farm assessment, technical assistance, information dissemination, and referral to other service providers.

National Fair Housing Advocate Online
A resource designed to serve both the fair housing advocacy community and the general public with timely news and information regarding the issues of housing discrimination.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
Promotes the coordination of research about individuals with disabilities through the federal government and ensures that the general public, services, and agencies have access to research results.

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home
The Center's mission is to make supportive housing and home modification a more integral component of successful aging, long-term care, preventive health, and the development of elder-friendly communities.

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Nondiscrimination under Federal grants and programs; promulgation of rules and regulations.

Trace Research and Development Center:  Designing a more Usable World for All
Gives basic info about concepts like universal and flexible design and also about many related guidelines, standards, tools, and ideas.

Universal Design and Home Accessibility
Resources and links compiled by Iowa State University Extension.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Accessible Housing Designs
Links to information about accessibility that is required by different federal laws, accessibility that is voluntary and information about innovative accessible designs for multifamily and single family housing.


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