The Accessible Home
Updating your Home for Changing Physical NeedsBook - 2003
This book is for anyone concerned with making a home convenient and accessible for someone with a physical challenge of any kind. It is written for the homeowner who has begun to recognize the effects of aging. It is also for the reader concerned with the quality of life of aging parents, who would like to give them the emotional and financial dignity of remaining at home rather than moving to an assisted-living situation. And the book will also be of interest to readers wanting to make a home more convenient for young children or grandchildren. In short, it's a book for almost everyone. It includes nearly two dozen complete how-to projects, but also is an indispensable planning guide for readers who are more likely to hire contractors for the work. Creating the Accessible Home is based on the principles of Universal Design-the practice of planning new buildings or updating existing structures so they are conveniently usable by all people-from small children to physically impaired elderly people. These are not homes designed exclusively for handicapped individuals, but for all residents. The book includes not only the expected construction projects-building an entry ramp for wheelc
Publisher: Chanhassen, MN : Creative Pub. International, c2003.
Characteristics: 142 p. :,col. ill.