Universal Design is Design for Life - When it comes to the challenges of age or disability, a window or door designed with accessibility in mind can have a direct impact on a person's ability to stay in their home.  The Milgard Smart Touch products have always centered on removing difficulty and complexity and refining the simple act of using a window or a door.   We used ADA (American Disabilities Act) standards as the foundation of our research and development, and as a  result, the SmartTouch handle is the first product of its kind to earn an Ease of Use Commendation from the National Arthritis Foundation. It is a big challenge to make a product significantly easier to use, beautiful, and also well engineered, but doing so introduces a product that will last generations.