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September 25, 2009

From Accessible Design Brochure

Filed under: Accessibility,Configuration and space ideas — by accessahut @ 8:22 pm

Universal design hints

This is from the Institute for Human Centered Design…

Doors–we want sliding glass ones that are a little below the surface of the floor so they are not posing a raised bump. This will cost extra–god knows how much!–but would be worth it for light and access. We could have curtains for privacy…

A shelf near the door is a good idea–we could have railings and the shelf…

I want solar lights for the porch and driveway.

A trash compactor may not be such a bad idea for such a small space.

Those folding doors under the sink would be brilliant if I could figure out how they work? I just can’t grasp a picture there…

Contrasting tiles–distinguish the floor from the walls!@! Brilliant! We would have never thought of that. AND contrast the colors of the railings!

Ensure the floor is non-glare. I think this would be for visibility…

Electrical outlets should actually be at the height of the desk, the bed, and the kitchen counter.

yeah, I can’t manage those twist on lamp thingys. Definitely switches!

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