31 Oct

Interior Home Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities


Interior home accommodations for individuals with disabilities can create a more welcoming and accessible living experience for friends, family, and visitors who deal with disabilities. Depending on whether or not you have someone who needs the accommodations daily or if you have the occasional visitor with disabilities, these interior home accommodations can make a big difference.

31 Oct

Accessible Pedestrian Signal Models


To create an accessible world and to comply with ADA standards, accessible pedestrian signal (APS) models work with detectable warning tiles to keep pedestrians of all abilities safe around vehicle intersections and street crosswalks. These APS models mark heavily trafficked areas in cities with a button for audio directions for individuals with low visibility. A number of APS tools offer direction and aid to individuals with differing abilities, including a rapid tick sound, speech indication, tactile signals, and vibrating indications.

16 Oct

Make Your Home Accessible for Visitors


Make your home accessible for visitors with impairments by being aware of their needs within your home. This means taking a few steps back and looking at the layout of the space. You might need to make your home temporarily accessible for a family member or friend due to surgery or injury, caring for a loved one, or some other reason.

Whatever your reasons, there are many options for adding accessibility to your home, whether you need long-term accessibility or just for an occasional visit. In this post, we explore how to temporarily make your home accessible to visitors.

26 Sep

Heat Series: Immediate Actions Cities Can Take to Reduce Heat


The shift in weather patterns, temperatures, and precipitation has grabbed the attention of scientists, politicians, and society. With more than 80% of the United States population living in cities, studies reveal that these negative weather changes are heightened in these areas due to the infrastructure and population density.

10 Sep

6 Benefits of Sensory Rooms


Sensory rooms serve individuals with developmental disabilities, sensory impairments, and learning difficulties. The sensory room provides a safe environment that helps build confidence in individuals who are frequently overstimulated. In the process, they learn to engage with sensory stimuli at their own speed, and their caretaker or teacher can better understand what stimuli is soothing or overwhelming for them.

01 Sep

How to Provide Accessible Public Transportation


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) outlines how to provide accessible public transportation to individuals with disabilities and mobility issues. While ADA offers the guidelines and rules for transportation, it’s the U.S. Department of Transportation that regulates public transportation.

23 Aug

Simple Ways to Make Your Office Accessible


Creating an accessible world means taking a few simple steps to make your office accessible. The government mandates that workplaces be equal opportunity employers, and this includes creating an accessible workplace. If your office wants to better serve individuals with disabilities, consider these simple ways to make your office accessible.

30 Jul

Exterior Home Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities


Creating accessible home accommodations for individuals with disabilities is crucial to ensuring that everyone is able to live safe, happy, and productive lives. While some homes may be built with accessibility in mind, most older homes are not. There are a number of minor and major tweaks you can make to a home to make it more accessible to family and friends with disabilities. 

Questions to Ask

Before you can make your home more accessible you need to know exactly what needs to be improved. Ask yourself these questions and make a list of the things you can fix:

15 Jul

The Etiquette of Interacting with Individuals with Amputations


Individuals with limb differences or amputations are often overlooked in our society today. While some choose to use a prosthetic, others don’t. Every experience is unique, from people who have had their limb differences since birth, to others who have had a limb amputation due to accident, injury, or disease.

08 Jul

The Most Accommodating Airlines for People with Disabilities


People with impairments want to know the most accommodating airlines for domestic and international travel. When it comes to air travel, people with disabilities need an airline that has trained personnel to assist them through the terminals, sufficient space to accommodate the width of their assistive devices, and more time for situating themselves aboard the aircraft. Navigating while traveling is already a challenge, but for someone who has an impairment or disability, air travel can become nearly impossible.