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About Us

About Us


Universal Design Specialists, Inc has specialized in accessible “barrier free” design & supply since 1992 and is considered a leader in the industry. We serve the needs of those wishing to age safely in place as well as the needs of Clients and their families living with a catastrophic illness or disability. Anyone with limited mobility will benefit from our services as will their caregivers in work-related injury prevention. Our scope includes home safety and accessibility consulting for businesses and individuals, Universal Design of accessible homes, barrier free kitchens and bathrooms and customized office modifications, to render these spaces accessible to all who use them regardless of age, ability or disability.

Marc Mendelsohn the firm’s President is an Architectural Design Professional with Advanced Certification as a Green Builder. He has specialized in Universal Design and barrier free construction since 1992, and is considered one of leading experts in the country. Marc has been featured on "The House Doctor" and has been published in magazines and newspapers. He lectures to college and university students & teaches Universal Design principles to professional associations. His expertise in barrier-free design and construction brings credence to his work as an accessibility consultant & expert witness, assisting attorneys and litigants in providing expert testimony.

Universal Design Specialists product supply focuses only on high quality, dependable equipment. Our specially selected offering helps assure that we are experts in knowing our products & that you can count on years of trouble free & safe use of everything that you purchase from us.

We are committed to outstanding customer service & the supply of high quality, tested & reliable equipment at the most competitive prices possible. We strive to supply detailed information to assist with equipment installation & will meet or beat any advertised price by a full 10%.

Detailed, informative & reliable information is key to a successful, safe installation and as a result we make this a priority.

Understanding that needs vary we offer an Al a Carte Menu of our services. These include Expert Consulting, Universal Design Services, Green Consulting, Working Plans & Building Permits, Project Management, Specialized Equipment Supply, Accessibility Consulting & Expert Witness/Testimony Services.

It is Universal Design Specialists firm belief that spaces designed for all needs can be beautiful & not look sterile or institutional in any way. Our expert design & specialized product selection support this goal and past satisfied Clients will attest to this fact time and again.