Building in Kansas City built mostly for disabled

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) โ€” When The Whole Person agency moves into its new headquarters in downtown Kansas City this week, it will find a building that is an architectural rarity.
A $5 million project renovated the structure to serve predominantly disabled people, using what is called universal design.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/Sw9txy) that the building includes wide hallways, color-coded walls and voice-controlled elevators. It also offers a resource center with computer stations at wheelchair height, a theater that will always show movies with captions and even a shower to wash the paws of service dogs.
The Whole Person serves those in wheelchairs or who live with sensory or mobility problems. It is consolidating its offices in Kansas City, Gladstone and Prairie Village, Kan., moving about 85 employees into the new space.