The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets guidelines for treating people with disabilities in housing and public places.
In this section, you will find tips, information, and resources for better understanding this important legislation, and how it may affect you at home, at school, at work, and in the community.
You’ll also find information on Accessibility, Visit-Ability, and Universal Design.
Applying these concepts when you build or remodel a home will allow you to live in your home longer (aging in place) despite age-related limitations or disability. And of course, we have included tips and products that will make your home, office, and life more “accessible” regardless of your abilities.
"Interestingly, from an identity standpoint, what does it mean to have a disability? Pamela Anderson has more prosthetic in her body than I do and nobody calls her disabled."
~ Aimee Mullins, Ted Conference, How My Legs Give Me Super-Powers, February 2009