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Building an Accessible Home for the Disabled

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Building an Accessible Home for the Disabled

Due to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, public buildings have become much more accessible for the disabled. Private homes, however, are often not as accessible unless they have been adapted for a specific resident. Rather than adapt as you go, a better plan would be to build new homes with certain accessibility features as part of the original design. While you are busy drawing up plans for your gourmet kitchen or family room, consider adding items that will benefit your disabled family members or friends. Front Door Access Although wheelchair ramps are often added as they are needed, consider designing your home so that no steps are necessary to enter it. You can build an attractively designed ramp that leads to your extra-wide doorway, providing easy access for all the home’s inhabitants and guests. Since the ramp...

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