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Wheelchair Ramp “Hide and Seek”

What does a ramp at the front of your house tell everyone about you…is it identifying you as an easy “target” for a crime? When the need for a ramp arises, instead of placing a ramp at the front entrance door to the house, there are two alternate locations for a more concealed ramp placement. [...]

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The Life Care Plan: Projecting Future Needs after Catastrophic Illness or Injury

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Contributed by: Angela Heitzman, MA, CRC, CLCP, MSCC Heitzman Rehabilitation, LLC Jodi was a high school teacher in rural Minnesota at the time of her motor vehicle collision in 2009. While driving down the highway Jodi’s car was broadsided on the passenger side by a semi truck as it crossed the highway. Jodi had to [...]

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Accessible Cabin Design for a Flexible Future

After you retire, have you every thought about selling your home in the city and moving to the “peace and solitude” of your weekend retreat? If so, you may be planning on remodeling or updating your property to provide the “comforts of home” and create a gathering place for all generations of your family to [...]

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20th Anniversary Of The Americans With Disabilities Act

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act that was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush. In realty it’s a civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. The official ADA has 5 Titles that cover employment, public entities and public [...]

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Schroeder Update

The Desire to Age in Place Despite an Uncertain Future Remodeling their home became the best choice for Mike and Ann Schroeder after examining the alternatives and the feasibility of alternative housing. Mike has a degenerative nerve disease that progressively affects mobility. As his wife Ann told Accessibility Design when the project began, “We’re not [...]

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