Universal Design

The Charles and Rae Kane Center features "universal design,” providing accessibility, safety and comfort for all ages and levels of physical and mental ability. The campus is designed to break through the barriers often posed by lack of mobility, by creating an environment that seamlessly adapts to a wide range of user groups.

Examples of universal design at the Kane Center include:

  • An expansive porte cochere and covered walkways, which aid in the visual transition from daylight to interior spaces while offering protected access to all areas of the building.
  • Self-help features throughout, such as railings and assistive devices.
  • Floor and wall coverings that do not interfere with depth perception or impede mobility.

The building's all-inclusive design embraces the aging process and provides access to everyone, from the most able-bodied to the most impaired, without forcing frail seniors to feel separated from others or causing them to relinquish their independence or sense of capability.