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Home Modifications and Products for Safety and Ease of Use

This 21 page article explains how the home environment can be a barrier as a person ages or acquires a disability. Mild to moderate disabilities are discussed with recommendations for basic modifications and products.

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"We cannot afford to let the issue of disabilities be simply an afterthought. We have a unique opportunity now, as industry pours billions of dollars into upgrading the communications infrastructure, to make sure that people with disabilities are not left behind. Now is the time. Accessibility of services and products for all Americans has got to be a design feature, not an add-on."

Chairman Kennard, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Statement on Video Description, 11/18/99