Visitability Bill

June 2005
PN;Jun2005, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p74
Trade Publication
This article reports that U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky has introduced her federal visitability bill, The Inclusive Home Design Act, on March 17, 2005. This measure, reportedly, will incorporate minimal accessibility elements for people with disabilities into new federally assisted housing not covered by current accessibility requirements. Some of the features owned by this bill are: at least one zero-step entrance with an accessible path to the entrance; accessible interior doors; accessible environmental controls; and reinforcement behind bathroom walls for later installation of grab bars.


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