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Web Resources for Home Modifications

  • AARP
    Website: www.aarp.org/life/homedesign
    Resource material from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) regarding
    home mods for seniors, but also applies to people with disabilities.
  • “The Do-Able Renewable Home”
    Website: http://www.homemods.org/library/drhome/
    Produced by the AARP, this practical booklet called “The Do-Able Renewable Home”
    provides information you’ll need to make your home more livable if you or others who live
    with you develop limitations in movement, strength, dexterity, eyesight, or hearing.
  • National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modifications
    Website: www.homemods.org
  • Center for Universal Design
    Website: http://www.design.ncsu.edu/cud/
    The Center for Universal Design is a national research, information, and technical
    assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing,
    public and commercial facilities, and related products.
  • IDEA Center at Buffalo
    Website: http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/idea/Home
    IDEA Center at Buffalo is dedicated to improving the design of environments and products
    by making them more usable, safer and appealing to people with a wide range of abilities
    throughout their life spans. IDEA provides resources and technical expertise in
    architecture, product design, facilities management and the social and behavioral sciences
    to further these agendas.
  • The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
    Website: http://www.afb.org/
    The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) offers a fact sheet on creating safe
    environments for older individuals with visual impairments called “Checklist for
    Environmental Safety”.
  • Concrete Change
    Website: www.concretechange.org
    Concrete Change, an Atlanta-based organization, focuses on the basics of “working
    together for basic access in ALL homes”. Included are basic “how tos” for creating
    “visitable homes,” six ways to accomplish a zero-step entrance, cost estimates for
    incorporating a variety of features into new homes, a summary of laws that impact home
    construction around the world, and more.

 

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