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Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs: What you need to know
Authors: Michael Sledd, Expertise.com
This web based article has many practical ideas for those who are interested in making their home more accessible. The contents are organized into the following eight sections:
1. Federal Resources for Veterans, Seniors, and Disabled Citizens-This section reviews some federal laws that protects the rights of people with disabilities to have accessible housing. It also has a lot of information about financial help available through the federal government to help with home remodeling, especially where it's being done to improve accessibility.
2. Planning Your Remodeling Project-This section has ideas about finding a contractor and reviews the principles of universal design.
The next five sections break down how to address specific accessibility issues in the following areas:
3. Creating Accessible Approaches, Landscapes, and Doorways
4. Disability Friendly Flooring
5. Electrical, Lighting, and Smart Home Technology
6. Handicap Accessible Bathrooms
7. Handicap Accessible Kitchens
8. Remodeling for Special Needs-This short section reviews considerations for people whose disability is not physical, such as people with autism who may need environments that are sensorily pleasing.
Click on the "Web Link" Tab above to read the entire article online, it was reviewed on 9/21/2015 at www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs
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