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3.2. Organizations Offering Housing Modification Information

Housing Modification Resources:

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

Home Modifications

An Association of Members of the Accessibility Industry
AEMA is an association of persons and entities with an interest in the Private Residence Elevator and Accessibility Equipment. industry.
Accessible Designs - Adjustable Systems, Inc.
AD-AS
94 N. Columbus Road, Athens, OH 45701
740.593.5240
Email: adas@ad-as.com
Produces furnishing and accessories for universal design - ergonomic office furniture, accessible kitchen appliances (height adjustable), and healthcare furniture.
Accessible Home Design: Architectural Solutions for the Wheelchair User
Available for purchase by mail from the Paralyzed Veterans of America distribution center, $28 plus S&H. For details, follow this link and scroll down the page.
Accessible Solutions: A Division of Wood Wise Construction
A family business specializing in senior living and accessible home modifications for those who are physically challenged for almost 20 years. We have two locations - one in Mass and one in Maine, so our coverage area includes from Worcester County, MA, to the North Shore and Boston, MA; as well as Southern Maine to Cumberland County, Maine. Renovations include wheelchair ramps, widened doorways, specialized grab bars, accessible bathrooms with roll-in showers or walk in tubs, as well as accessible kitchens. Showroom now open in Kittery, Maine.
Adaptations & Modifications after Spinal Cord Injury
A streaming video from the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System SCI Forum Presentations about home adaptations and modifications after SCI (June 2007).
Around the House: Paying for Modifications
An article from PN Paraplegia News magazine (November, 2001) from Opening Doors, a housing publication of the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc. that provides information to determine if you qualify for funding to make accessibility modifications to your home?
Best Bath
A complete line of Luxurious bathing units for people of all abilities.
4545 Enterprise
Boise, Idaho 83705
800-727-9907
Beyond Barriers
Available from: Blair Ferguson
800-561-2223
  • A catalog that lists hundreds of accessibility products. Features seven product categories: bathroom, kitchen, universal home, outdoor, leisure and fitness, pediatrics, and daily living aids.
  • 127 pages
Center For Universal Design
Rehabilitation Enginering Research Center

North Carolina State University
PO Box 8613, Raleigh NC 27695-8613
800-647-6777 or 919-515-3082
Email: CUD@NCSU.EDU
A National research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, building, and related products. They also develop publications and instructional materials, provide information and referrals and technical assistance to consumers and professionals. They collaborate with builders and manufacturers on the development of new design solutions.
Clarion Bathware
205 Amsler Ave, Shippenville, PA 16254
814-226-5568
Clarion produces a wide range of products and barrier-free bathware for the home that is designed for individuals who require assisted care.
Concrete Change
This web site provides information on how to make all homes "visitable". It offers ideas for constructing homes without barriers in ways that are inexpensive and easy. It includes construction guidelines, costs and resources.
Dynamic Living
888-940-0605
This company offers hundreds of kitchen products, bathroom helpers and unique daily living aids to make your home safe, accessible and functional.
Still don't see what you've been searching for? Let us help.
E-mail product-finder@dynamic-living.com
Hometime© Accessibility
Information from the home remodeling show, Hometime © , includes building and remodeling for accessibility, building ramps, remoding bathrooms and kitchens for accessibility , building a new additional resources and manufacturers.
Inclinator Company of America
2200 Paxton St, PO Box 1557
Harrisburg, PA 17105-1557
717-234-8065 FAX: 717-234-0941
Email: isales@inclinator.com The pioneer of residential elevators and stairlifts.
Major Kitchen Modification
Tips for designing and customizing your kitchen for accessibility. Includes lists of contractors, builders, and home products.
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
Operated by: Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
University of Southern California
3715 McClintock Ave.,Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191
213-740-1364, 213-740-7069 FAX, or Email:homemods@usc.edu
This organization provides resources and information on home modification, including converting or adapting the environment to make tasks easier, reduce accidents, and support independent living. They also conduct research and training.
Quartet Technology, Inc
1934 Lakeview Ave.
Dracut, MA 01826
Phone: (978) 957-4328
Fax: (978) 957-8366
Email: info@qtiusa.com
Quartet Technology, Inc has 20 years of experience in the development and sale of environmental control units (ECU's). The company is guided by the personal vision that inspired and continues to inspire its founder: that of restoring self-esteem and dignity to people with disabilities.
SCI Video Access - a lending program of information videos
Spinal Cord Injury Network
3911 Princeton Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
1-800-548-2673 or 707-577-8796, Fax - 707-577-0605
  • SCI Video Access is a program that loans informational videotapes related to spinal cord injury to individuals with SCI and their families. Videotapes are available on these, and many more, topics: attendant care, wheelchair maintenance, bowel management, autonomic dysreflexia, catherization, FES, syringomyelia, spinal cord injury, neurogenic bladder, wheelchair basketball, skiing, parenting, wheelchair tennis, home modification, exercise tapes, pressure sore prevention. Individuals must first register with SCI Network. Tapes are sent through the mail and must be returned within 10 days (postage is prepaid). Funded by grant from the P V A, Education and Training Foundation.
Tips for Building Modular Ramps and Steps
By: Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL)
1600 University Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104-3825
651-603-2029 or Email MCIL2@aol.com
Date: 1999
  • This new video illustrates the design and construction techniques that are in the "How to Build Wheelchair Ramps for Homes" manual. Great for project leaders and construction volunteers.
  • Cost: $20
Wheelchair Ramps
All aluminum ramps with no galvanized legs or handrails. Easy to set up and store when not in use.

Visitability
By:Mike Ervin
A story from New Mobility magazine (August, 1997) that presents the changes that the Group, Concrete Changes, organized by Eleanor Smith has made in Atlanta to make new homes "visitable". Minor construction changes can make a home have "visitability" - allowing acces for everyone who uses a chair to visit and probably live there.

 

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