What are some accessibility features you think should be more standard in home design?
I visited a friend recently and got to meet her grandmother, who not too long before hurt herself slipping on her steep, wet, unlit, uneven, un-handrailed, stacked-boulders-for-stairs to her front porch. The costs to the family both financial and social have been immense.
This got me to thinking of ways to improve the usability of my own house, which badly needs a remodel anyways. Biggest thing I thought of was constructing a graded ramp from the front yard to the back door and using low-clearance thresholds so I can move big things in and out of the house with a trolley. Curb-less showers. Maybe placing electrical outlets somewhere that isn’t near the bottom of the wall always behind furniture.
What are some accessibility improvements you wish to see more often in homes?
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