home modification info...
Home Modification, Universal Design & Accessibility
Home Safety Checklist - (PDF) Rebuilding Together checklist of easy to implement home safety modifications.
The Center for Universal Design - "a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial facilities, and related products." They offer quite a few publications including books, booklets, slide shows, videos, fact sheets and consumer product guides.
Universal Design Home Modification - Interactive house tours, simple design ideas, checklists, and other solutions for overcoming everyday obstacles and barriers to living comfortably in our homes -- from AARP.
- WingIts - Grab bars & specialty hollow wall fasteners for attaching them without blocking..
- Great Grips - No-slip grips that can be applied to round doorknobs and faucets.
- Easy Risers - Elevate chairs, sofas, beds and work surfaces to a more usable height.
ADA Information Center - provides "information, materials, and technical assistance to individuals and entities that are covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act", including a checklist for existing facilities, guidelines for making historic properties accessible, and other informational documents. While most of the regulations are intended primarily for use in public spaces, reading through some of the information will help us aging baby boomers plan for the future when designing a new house or making alterations to an existing home.
ADA Compliance Manuals - a list of books available from Amazon.com that deal with the Americans with Disabilities Act and code compliance on a state by state basis.