The Do-Able Renewable HomeBy Salmen, John P.S.; AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
(Pages: 44) Publication Date: 2005
Book identifies and explains the design concepts, products, and resources that can help make an existing home more comfortable for its occupants who experience limitations in movement, strength, dexterity, eyesight, or hearing associated with aging. Three major concepts of accessibility are outlined: (1) Universal Design, defined as solutions that work for everyone regardless of age or physical ability; (2) adaptability, a concept whereby sinks, counters and grab bars are installed so that they can be readjusted to different heights for different people; and (3) an accessible route, that is a level 3-foot-wide pathway free of hazards connecting all important areas of the home. Specific accessibility features are discussed in chapters entitled Doors, Stairs and Ramps, Bathrooms, and Kitchens. Resource lists of remodeling financing and funding, including state and local agencies; design and financing publications; organizations that assist in accessible home design; accessible-product information; and product manufacturers are appended.
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) (Website:http://www.aarp.org)
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