Posts Tagged: ada

Accessibility is more than just 36″ doors

Today, many people are interested in building accessibility into their new homes. This is a step in the right direction: not only is it more economical on the front end, it ends up being more comfortable and convenient for everyone. I am bothered, however, by a suspicion that many that are interested in accessibility are only doing it part way while they think they are doing it all. Did you know only approximately 1% of homes in the US are fully wheelchair accessible?  Even partial accessibility is an improvement, but sometimes it wouldn’t take much more effort to go all the way and have a truly accessible home. Since some of you are or will be drawing your own plans, I wanted to share something with you. The guidelines in these videos are the basics, but it might surprise you with things you didn’t know. Enjoy.