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How to Make Your Home Accessible

Published : 2009-07-15 - Updated : 2016-04-06
Author : georgelarson

🛈 Synopsis : Homes that are handicapped accessible do not isolate your friends or family in wheelchairs.

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A disability accessible home, or your home being "visitable", is defined as "anyone is able to enter and use locations of a home necessary for a visit or short stay".

Make Your Home Visitable

This means that your home's architecture is disabled accessible does not isolate your friends or family in wheelchairs, but welcomes them and all guests.

Welcome all of your guests, even if they use wheelchairs, walkers, or have some other mobility impairment such as stiffness, weakness or poor balance. When you take a few steps to change key areas of your house your mobility limited guests will not be isolated by your home's architecture.

There are three essential areas of your home that need changes to make it visitable.

Universal Design Benefits

What are the benefits of making your home more disability accessible and visitable, presently called Universal Design

Disability Accessible Features in a Home

If you want to make your home more 'visitable' it takes a little money and elbow grease. The benefit will not just be for all your guests but the satisfaction for yourself that you can now welcome everyone to your disabled accessible home.

Reference: Toni Grundstrom (pen name - georgelarson) has been a freelance writer and telecommuter for over 17 years - achievewithus.blogspot.ca My goal is to continue to succeed in life while combating MS. I am using my 18 years of marketing experience and writing background to write articles on marketing, disability, and activities I enjoy and interest me. I design and build stained glass creations including stepping stones, garden art, hanging panels and windows for your home.

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Cite Page: Journal: Disabled World. Language: English (U.S.). Author: georgelarson. Electronic Publication Date: 2009-07-15 - Revised: 2016-04-06. Title: How to Make Your Home Accessible, Source: <a href=https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/accessibility/homes/accessible-home.php>How to Make Your Home Accessible</a>. Retrieved 2021-04-13, from https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/accessibility/homes/accessible-home.php - Reference: DW#112-1922.