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This is an image of the Element Detail sheet for the Design Standards. It shows a sheet diagram showing a design elements and it's explanation through graphics, description, and sources. The left column shows a categorization based on Impact Areas and Additional Benefits. The top right shows the element score and whether it is Essential.

Inclusive Design Standards


26% of people have a disability, yet it’s estimated that less than 6% of the national housing supply is designed to be accessible. The Inclusive Design Standards consist of over 300 Elements, which reflect design operations and choices that include development strategies, building features, or operational policies that support accessibility and inclusion. The Inclusive Design Standards organize elements by Design Categories, Impact Areas, and Additional Benefits.

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