New York Times

October 2013 – In the past, contractors often had to educate clients about the value of universal design, a term that covers barrier-free access for people of all ages and abilities, but a growing number of adults 50 and older are aware of such modifications, said Abbie Sladick, a contractor in Naples who specializes in universal design. Some of these people are providing care to others, and some have their own health problems, she said. [read New York Times Article Online].