What is accessible design?
Accessible design is interior design that meets the needs of an individual with a disability. This can include anything from the redecorating of a home to accommodate a person with poor sight, to a full kitchen remodel with special features for someone who is restricted to a wheelchair.
Accessible design is about creating a purposeful living space that has equally as much style! At Beautifully Accessible, we strive to give you a home that is so elegant, no one will even notice the alterations and special adjustments we’ve made to give you the customized functionality you need.
Why accessible design?
You don’t have to adapt to your surroundings- we make them adapt to you. The American with Disabilities Act helped with the redesign of public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation for people with disabilities, making sure their mobility would not be hindered in public places. At Beautifully Accessible, we implement these same ideas into your home. Whether you want to age-in-place, or need a space that accommodates your mental and physical needs, we will help you realize that space in the most refined way possible! You should never have to sacrifice comfort, functionality, or style in your own home, and with Beautifully Accessible’s designs, you don’t have to.
Sandra Rawls Oltmanns
Sandra Rawls Oltmanns has been an interior designer since 1976, after receiving a B.S. from Florida State University. She also has a M.S. from Florida State University, and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. She has worked in both residential and commercial interior design, in addition, she has taught, and conducted research. She has also presented at peer-reviewed conferences, given invited presentations, and has a variety of publications.
Sandra is a registered interior designer in both Florida and Georgia; with memberships to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). She obtained her Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) certification in 2014. Sandra is also a National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certificate holder since 1990, and a former Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) site visitor from 1992 to 2014.