Home Accessibility


Future Housing & Transportation Uncertain for Older Americans

New Harvard/AARP report singles out younger Baby Boomers for special concern.

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International Builders’ Show Highlights Best of Accessible Design

The International Builders’ Show showcased many of the latest trends in universal design or design that makes it easier for people to live in their homes regardless of age or ability.

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Rub-a-Dub: How Safe Is Your Tub?

Tips and Technology to Make Your Bathroom a Safer Place

Judging by how many people are injured in their bathrooms every year, many, many bathrooms could benefit from a safety overhaul. But every person’s and family’s needs are different. So before you can determine the types of improvements your bathroom needs, here are some things to consider.

Housing America's Veterans Act of 2012 Seeks to Fund Home Repair, Rehabilitation

A proposed bill, H.R. 6381, is currently being considered to enable nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and repair the homes of veterans with disabilities and low income

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Reinventing the Wheel

The Latest Advances in Wheelchair Technology and Mobility Equipment

Take a look at this year’s hottest new products.

NAHB Analysis Shows Even Geographic Distribution of People 55 or Older

According to a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) analysis of government data, the geographic distribution of people 55 or older is fairly even across the country.

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Aging Baby Boomers Face Housing Challenges

“Housing an Aging Population – Are We Prepared?” offers a stark look at the housing challenges associated with aging baby boomers.

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Choosing a Contractor for Home Accessibility Modifications for Disabilities and Aging

Patrick Boardman discusses the importance of credentialing for home accessibility modifications and what questions you should ask when choosing a contractor.

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FEMA Discusses Improving Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities

Topics include power charger challenges and effective emergency broadcasts.

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Is Accessible Apartment Living Possible?

Tips for Making Your Rental Mobility Ready

Learn what steps to take to make your apartment more accessible.

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Products for a Barrier-Free Home

A Roundup of 2012 Universal Design Offerings From the International Builders’ Show

Although the audience of this particular show is the home builder, many companies had plenty to choose from for the do-it-yourselfer. And if you’re in the market to hire a contractor to build your own accessible or universally designed space or upgrade your current space, it pays to be on top of the latest offerings in the market.

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Aging-in-Place Honoree Talks About Importance of Accessible Homes

Debbie Grazioso, CAPS, owner of P&D Remodeling, Middletown, N.Y., was selected for her work as a certified aging-in-place specialist (CAPS) at the 2012 International Builders' Show. She talks about how the CAPS designation gave her the skills to help people stay in their homes regardless of age or ability level through design modifications.

NAHB Honors CAPS Designees at 2012 International Builders' Show

The 2011 Designee of the Year award winner for Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) of the Year was Debbie Grazioso, CAPS, owner of P&D Remodeling, Middletown, N.Y.

Before You Remodel: NKBA Offers Free Consumer Workbook

Free download is a kitchen and bath planner.