Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D.

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    How To Use Universal Design To Increase Your Business

    Most people are not only living longer, they’re seeking a higher quality of life. Instead of settling for “assisted living,” they’re demanding better living: expecting convenience, accessibility, and independence in their own home -- regardless of age or ability.

    Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D., knows from experience how a home can either restrict or enable independence and fulfillment. Paralyzed from the waist down in an accident in 1998, she was unable to find a home suited to her new life in a wheelchair.

    Along with her husband, Rosemarie led a design team and built a new home which evolved into the Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL.comExternal Link). This award-winning prototype is a showcase for:

    • Nearly every conceivable universal design feature.
    • Three national universal design certifications, making it the top-rated universal design home in North America.
    • The prestigious silver-level LEED green certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and the gold-level National Green Building Standard certification.

    Rosemarie’s engaging, energetic and interactive program will help construction, design, real estate and other industry professionals identify in-demand features that can be added or changed to give their clients freedom and peace-of-mind regarding their single largest investment, their home.

    Program Description

    From the basics to insider practical tips, participants will learn what it takes to develop a timeless, high performance, energy efficient home. Industry trends and resources are included as well as a focus on enhancing living environments while providing for independence, safety, comfort and convenience.

    As a recognized industry expert, Rosemarie will share her personal experiences from the wheelchair along with her knowledge of space planning and accessibility, which resulted in recognition for her Universal Design Living Laboratory as a national demonstration home and garden.

    Key Takeaways for Attendees

    • Discover strategies and tips for addressing Universal Design with your clients.
    • Boost your confidence in designing, building and selling homes based on clients' current and future needs.
    • Share wisdom and insights that generate new client referrals & revenue.

    Multimedia

    The presentation is enhanced with a handout and high quality graphic slides which serve to illustrate the main points. Audiences are better able to retain the core messages by having visual illustrations.

    A Universal Design Approach for the Hospitality Industry

    Talk about a game-changer: this session will change your view of universal design forever. Noted speaker Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. understands the hospitality industry from the perspective of someone who uses a wheelchair. Guided by her personal experiences, extensive travels, and keen insight, take a roll with her through sample hospitality facilities to see common problems and challenges that design, layout, and materials present to people with disabilities and people of all abilities. Come away with solutions that provide more accessibility, greater independence, and increased safety for guests. Go beyond the ADA requirements and learn about inclusive design for all guests, regardless of their limitations.

    Multimedia

    The presentation is enhanced with a handout and high quality graphic slides which serve to illustrate the main points. Audiences are better able to retain the core messages by having visual illustrations.

    Especially Geared to the Real Estate Market:

    How to Make a Windfall from the "Boomers"

    The growing age 50+ market can be a sales magnet for you -- but only if you tap into their specific needs, fears and demands. Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a national expert on accessible design -- identifying homes with the right features and function for aging in place -- a top priority for Baby Boomers nationwide. Learn the secrets to attracting listings and buyers for this lucrative market as they downsize and ease into retirement.

    Convenience, safety, independence, and accessibility in the home are the promises of universal design. Dr. Rossetti will act as your guide through her national demonstration home, the Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL.comExternal Link). This is the top-rated universal design home in North America with three national certifications.

    Room-by-room, you’ll recognize a multitude of universal design features, applicable to homes old and new. Develop a mastery of how to market homes with these features. Talk confidently with your clients to identify their specific short and long-term needs in order to find their ideal home. Verify how universal design enhances home value.

    Green Topic:

    Turning Green Building Practices Into Profits

    Going green can put more green in your pocket. But only if you understand the value of energy efficiency and sustainability in the products you show. Industry expert Dr. Rosemarie Rossetti will help you identify in-demand green features applicable to homes old and new. She’ll address the concerns of clients in today’s market -- and clarify how green products and features enhance home value. You’ll come away with renewed confidence in approaching clients so you can translate your wisdom into “green” sales success!

    Rosemarie IS the Right Choice
    for Your Next Event!

    EXPERIENCED

    A proven (40+ year) success record in corporate & organizational settings, speaking to groups from 10 to 10,000.

    CONSISTENT

    Stellar evaluations from both participants & meeting planners, time after time.

    TRUSTWORTHY

    A skilled, approachable, ethical professional industry expert you can count on.

    INTERACTIVE

    Captivating, engaging, well researched, high content / high value presentations.

    CUSTOMIZED

    Pre-program interviews with persons you select allows Rosemarie to dig deep to customize programs tailored to your organization's desired outcomes. You will experience enterprise-wide satisfaction and measurable success.

    CEUs

    Credit-ready programs encourage attendance.

    FUN !!

    Attentive, organized, upbeat and easy to work with.

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    Email 614-471-6100

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    A Sampling of Testimonials

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    Contractor Magazine External Link
    Contractor Magazine
    Universal design: going beyond ADA requirements
    Realtor Magazine External Link
    Realtor® Magazine
    Trends That'll Influence Homes in 2016
    Remodeling Magazine PDF
    Remodeling Magazine
    Forget-Me-Not
    Professional Builder External Link
    Professional Builder
    Universal Design Goes Mainstreamin Home Building
    Full Article List

    A full index of over 100 articles published about Rosemarie and the Universal Design Living Laboratory are available at UDLL.comExternal Link.

    Universal Design Living Laboratory

    Publications

    Universal Design Toolkit
    • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
    • Buckeye Community Hope Foundation
    • Building Industry Association of Central Ohio
    • Columbus Home and Garden Show
    • Columbus Realtors®
    • Community Development Corporations Association of Greater Cincinnati
    • Construction Specifications Institute
    • Country Lane Seniors Community
    • Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association
    • Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association
    • Design Arts Seminars
    • DiYanni Custom Homes
    • Downsize Columbus
    • Environments for Aging
    • Epcon Communities, Inc.
    • GreenHome Institute
    • Hospitality Design Expo
    • Home Building Association of Greater Grand Rapids
    • Michigan Realtors®
    • National Association of Home Builders
    • National Association of Realtors®
    • National Association of the Remodeling Industry
    • New Jersey Realtors®
    • New York Association of Realtors®
    • New York School of Interior Design
    • Ohio Community Development Corporation Association
    • Ohio Department of Aging
    • Ohio House of Representatives
    • Ohio Housing Finance Agency
    • Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®
    • People Working Cooperatively
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • The Ohio State University
    • Universal Design Coalition, Sarasota, FL
    • Universal Design Summit
    • Universal Design Today Conference
    • U.S. Department of Justice
    The Chicago Tribune
    PBS
    ABC
    The Christian Science Monitor
    Boomer Magazine
    Realtor® Magazine
    The Wall Street Journal
    AIA Architect
    Better Homes & Gardens
    HGTV PRO
    Health Insurance Underwriter
    Benefits Selling Magazine
    Financial Advisor Magazine
    NBC