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Accessible Home Design

Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act Will Make Homes Accessible

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

This bill is common sense: It would make sure that as more and more Americans reach retirement age, they are able to 'age in place' in their homes. It would also ensure that our veterans who have suffered debilitating injuries on the battlefield are able to more easily find an accessible home.

How the Americans With Disabilities Act Helps the Able-Bodied

Alexis Ander Kashar | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
Alexis Ander Kashar

Debbie and I had a normal childhood, except that, Debbie was the family's ears and voice. Since the age of four, Debbie interpreted for our parents, translating between spoken English and sign language. Due to the lack of telephone access for the deaf, Debbie often relayed conversations between hearing people and our parents on the telephone before she was old enough to understand what they were saying.

What We Can Learn About Aging in Place from Jurassic Park

Rachel Adelson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Because Jurassic Park was designed for accessibility, its door handles were long levers of the type recommended by design experts and people like me. Those doors had long, lovely user-friendly handles... easily manipulated by, in this case, hungry Velociraptors.

Building A Multigenerational Home: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty

More than 51 million families in America live in multigenerational homes, which has more people considering adding on to their homes to make room for ...

What Does A Multigenerational Home Look Like?

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty

It's a reality more families -- more than 51 million Americans -- find themselves dealing with: life in a multigenerational home, or a household with ...