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Home Accessibility Checklist - Inactive

This website provided a checklist for home safety and accessibility features that is organized by room (bedroom, kitchen, etc).

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Posted by: hannahruth3012 on Sun Nov 22, 2020 at 2:03 p.m.

I thought this was a useful resource for home accessibility, but it mostly focused on mobility impairments and visual impairments. There were few recommendations about home accessibility for other types of disabilities, such as cognitive or hearing impairments.

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Posted by: thorsons on Tue Nov 24, 2020 at 10:04 a.m.

This is a thorough resource for homeowners to evaluate and begin to ensure accessibility of their home. However, the emphasis of mobility impairments was overwhelming in comparison to sensory impairments and other health or environmental sensitivities which are of equal importance for accessibility, especially considering that they are often more difficult to identify. Additionally, as this is an evaluation for a variety of users the standards may be too general for individual concerns leaving evaluators to utilize their own judgement regarding the needs for specific modifications.

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