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Universal concept is design for all of us

Universal concept is design for all of us

Joe Wetherington loved a lot of things about his waterfront condo in Canton, but the layout of his old master bathroom wasn't high on the list.

Although the bathroom boasted such amenities as a large whirlpool tub and porcelain tile flooring, they were not very practical for a 56-year-old man living with multiple sclerosis.

As his condition worsened, Wetherington realized the space needed an overhaul to make it safer and more accessible.

"I use a walker pretty heavily now, and it didn't fit through the door," he said. "I had a huge soaking tub which I could not use. And I thought the marble floors could be very dangerous."

So the bachelor, who...