Chapter 4 - Accessibility in and Around the Home"Getting into and out of the house safely is an important issue for children with disabilities. But it is only the beginning step in creating an accessible home. Getting around the house safely, and as independently as possible, is just as important. In this chapter we focus on strategies for achieving this, with a detailed look at doorways, hallways, stairs, bathrooms, kitchens, and the outdoors. We also discuss tactics for controlling access to danger zones, limiting damage from wheelchairs, and solving some toileting problems. We end the chapter with some guiding principles on general accessibility throughout the home." - Authors
If you have a young child, now is the time to evaluate your existing bathroom very carefully. Ask yourself: Will this space work, or can it be adapted so it will work for us in the future? Here are some of the specific questions to explore.
The following features are helpful in the kitchen:
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