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Jordan Guide is a Chicago-area independent interior designer and home-accessibility design expert. Her love of art and design began at an early age: She preferred blank paper and her grandfather’s art tools to Crayola crayons. After receiving her Interior Designer certification in 2007, she gained immediate attention for her design of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant specialty kitchen. She also owns, a website that sells removable wall decals, including hers, by artists around the world. Q: Jordan, how did you get involved in universal and accessible design for the home? A: I was first exposed during my studies at College of DuPage. Preparation for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam begins very early on in the Interior Design designation program. Accessibility is a large portion of the examination, so incorporating those guidelines into all of our portfolio projects was the base criteria for grading. Those ... keep reading »