decoding ACCESSIBLE-DESIGN terms

Deyer, Joshua W.
January 2005
PN;Jan2005, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p24
Trade Publication
The article presents information on issues related to architectural design for people with disabilities. Through the advocacy work of organizations across the country the visit-ability movement has taken off. According to Concrete Change 2004, visit-ability is a movement to change home-construction practices so that virtually all new homes, whether or not designated for residents who currently have disabilities, offer a few specific features that make the home safer for people with mobility impairments to live in and visit. The most promising advance in the visit- ability movement pertains to the Inclusive Home Design Act of 2003, H.R. 2353. This legislation would require all newly constructed single-family dwellings funded with federal dollars to meet minimum visit-ability standards. INSET: Helpful Resource.


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