In a rally on the state capitol steps, universal design advocates promoted the principles of one story living, including a no-step entry, wide doorways, wide hallways and extra floor space.
Advocates say this design is the best way to accommodate families with members of all ages.
"By having a space that accommodates you now, you're able to enjoy it with ease," says Associate Professor of Gerontology Lavona Traywick. "And as we age and have issues occur, no modifications are needed."
The event was put together by Arkansas AARP and the University of Arkansas system.
Examples of universal design were also on hand to show people how a home you can grow in would look.