The Cerebral Palsy Foundation Releases New Universal Homes "Accessibility is Beautiful" Episode

By: Cerebral Palsy Foundation
Photo Credit: Kathryn Barnard
Photo Credit: Kathryn Barnard
NEW YORK - May 23, 2019 - PRLog -- The Cerebral Palsy Foundation released a new video episode today highlighting a stunning home located in the Magnolia neighborhood in Seattle, Washington as part of their Accessibility is Beautiful initiative, generously supported by CHUBB.

Architect, Carol Sundstrom was able to reimagine the floor plan of this beautiful suburban Seattle home to maintain the scale and charm of the single-level, mid-century modern design where homeowner and fellow architect, Karen Braitmayer and her family, enjoy the beauty inside and out.

You can view the newest video in the miniseries here

"This project was a great opportunity to collaborate with another architect and accessibility consultant, Karen Braitmayer, on her own home. Since we both speak the language of design, we were able to quickly brainstorm and troubleshoot solutions that would work for her family's needs, and also provide inspiration for others," explains Carol Sundstrom of Röm Architecture Studio

This YouTube miniseries, developed by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, follows designer and HGTV host, John Gidding, as he explores a range of incredible architect-designed homes that follow the principles of Universal Design. Whether built in a remote seaside town, a gritty downtown location, or the beautiful suburbs of Seattle, these stunning homes meet the requirements of their owners' specific needs, and are truly accessible for everyone. The video miniseries showcases how these residences are both beautiful works of architecture, as well as well-functioning homes.

Adds homeowner and architect, Karen Braitmayer, "After 13 years of living in a home that required us to expend extra energy just to do daily tasks, we discovered the ease and freedom of having a warm and inviting family home that is accessible, personalized and beautiful."

"Working on this project with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation has been an amazing experience, exposing me to architects leading the way in crafting spaces that welcome everyone. It has been eye-opening to visit these stunning homes and see firsthand the beauty of accessibility, the actual lifestyle upgrades provided by the principles of Universal Design, and how easy they are to implement," shared John Gidding, Designer and HGTV host.

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation also developed a 40+ page Accessibility is Beautiful" Look Book" accompanying the YouTube video miniseries, developed by experts in Universal Design "We're excited to be able to share this Look Book highlighting the details of the beautiful homes featured in our YouTube miniseries, providing ideas that can be shared with architects and home designers alike," adds Rachel Byrne, Vice President of Programs for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

About the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
The Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF), a sixty-year old nonprofit foundation headquartered in New York City and a leading voice in the world of Cerebral Palsy, serves as a thought-leader and catalyst to create new opportunities in the world of disability. The Cerebral Palsy Foundation focuses on improving the lives of people with Cerebral Palsy today through research, innovation and collaboration. Its deep partnerships with medical institutions, corporations and media companies support the efforts to inform, connect, and empower people with CP and their families. To learn more visit

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