By Andy Darnley
In our current world, most places and things are designed for people who are able bodied. It is a world where people that are able to walk, speak and hear properly have an advantage over those who are disabled. However, over the past few decades an effort is being made to make the world accessible for all people.
In 1990, in response to the increasing needs of the disabled community, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted to meet those needs. The ADA was implemented with the goal of eliminating discrimination of the disabled in a number of areas. These include employment, housing and telecommunications. Because of the Americans with Disabilities Act, improvements have been made in these areas and in other ways to improve the lives of the disabled.
One of the areas that have seen improvement is in housing. With the use of elevators, accessible appliances, removal of steps and more have made it easier for the disabled to function in homes.
To learn more about the advances in accessibility around the home, we have assembled the following resources. Please review the information so that you can learn more about what can be done around the home for the disabled.
- Learn About the ADA
- A Guide to Disability Rights Law
- Facts About the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Defining a Disability
- Most Common Disabilities
- General Lists of Disabilities
- ADA Questions and Answers
- Understanding the Challenges of Long Term Disability
- Common Barriers of the Disabled
- Access Challenges of the Disabled
- The Needs of Persons with Disabilities
- What Problems Do People with Disabilities Face?
- Accessible Home Design
- Disability Access at Home
- Help at Home
- Resources for People with Disabilities
- Center for Disability Access and Resources
- Disability Resources
- Accessibility Resources