Visitability: A Growing Trend

Lichter, Mark
May 2009
PN;May2009, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p42
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the concept of visitability in single-family housing. It reveals the compliance of various building types to the accessible design standards and building codes of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) guidelines. It notes that visitability was conceptualized by Eleanor Smith who is a disability advocate and co-founder of Concrete Change. It presents the minimum requirements to achieve visitability and zero-step entrance. It cites the adoption of the concept by housing developers.


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