Chapter 6: Housing


Section 15: Home Accessibility Resources


AARP

Follow this link to AARP series of information under "Understanding Universal Design,"

601 E. St. N.W.
Washington , DC 20049

Toll Free: 

888-687-2277

AbleData

Email:

abledata@macrointernational.com

ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources. Although ABLEDATA does not sell any products, they can help you locate the companies that do.

ABLEDATA Online Information Centers provide a collection of information on the Internet pertaining to assistive technology and other resources. Information is included on products, websites, conferences, manufacturers, publications and organizations.

8630 Fenton St., Ste. 930
Silver Spring , MD 20910

TTY: 

301-608-8912

Toll Free: 

800-227-0216

Fax: 

301-608-8958

ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG)

This document contains scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to buildings and facilities by individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Apartments.com

Online nationwide search for apartments, houses and other rental housing. Search apartments by specific criteria.

Cardinal Homes

Email:

Cardinal@CardinalHomes.com

Modular homes include the Better Living Series, with models that incorporate universal design and accessibility features. The series also includes a flexible suite that can be added to other plans. East coast sales area (current).

525 Barnesville Hwy.
Wylliesburg , VA 23976

Voice: 

434-735-8111

Fax: 

434-735-8824

Center for Universal Design

Email:

cud@ncsu.edu

A national research, information and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops and promotes universal design in housing, public facilities and commercial products.

College of Design - North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8613
Raleigh , NC 27695

Voice: 

919-513-0825

TTY: 

919-513-0825

Fax: 

919-515-8951

Fire Safety Solutions for People with Disabilities

Email:

abletech@okstate.edu

Fire Safety Solutions for People with Disabilities," is designed to distribute and install free smoke alarms, as well as provide Fire Safety messages to Oklahomans with disabilities. Fire Protection Publications and Oklahoma ABLE Tech, both at Oklahoma State University, have created a partnership to provide specific fire safety messages to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind/low vision, or mobility impaired. This program will also serve as an important example to other states so they have a model to establish their own smoke alarm distribution program for people with disabilities.

Oklahoma ABLE Tech
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater , OK 74078

Voice: 

405-744-9748

Toll Free: 

888-885-5588

Fax: 

405-744-2487

Home Innovation Research Labs

Accessible Building Products Directory can be ordered online for free. Click the "Buy Me" button to see the zero charge or the book can be ordered by phone at 800-638-8556. Manufacturer information is provided on appliances, cabinetry, sinks, plumbing fixtures, doors, windows, hardware, ramps, showers, tubs, and many other housing features.

400 Prince George's Blvd.
Upper Marlboro , MD 20774

Voice: 

301-249-4000

Toll Free: 

800-638-8556

Fax: 

301-430-6180

National AMBUCS, Inc.

Email:

ambucs@ambucs.org

National AMBUCS, Inc., is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.

National AMBUCS, Inc. awards scholarships to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor's degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master's or doctoral degree. Awards range from $500 to $1,500 annually. There is one two-year award in the amount of $6,000. Students must be accepted in an accredited program by the appropriate health therapy profession authority in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology. Assistant programs are not eligible. Awards are based on financial need, US citizenship, commitment to local community, demonstrated academic accomplishment, character for compassion and integrity, and career objectives.

P.O. Box 5127
High Point , NC 27262

Toll Free: 

800-838-1845

Fax: 

336-852-6830

National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

NARI provides a guide for hiring a remodeler and lists of certified remodelers by region. Their web site includes UD articles and assistance in selecting a remodeler.

P. O. Box 4250
Des Plaines , IL 60016

Voice: 

847-298-9200

Fax: 

847-298-9225

United Design Associates (UDA) ADA Accessible Home Plans

Email:

info@uda1.com

Offers alternate accessible plan versions of many of its home plans.

Toll Free: 

800-700-8321

USC Home Modification Action Project

Email:

homemods@usc.edu

Research, education, technical assistance and information on accessible housing.

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing And Home Modifications Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
University of Southern California, 3715 McClintock Ave.
Los Angeles , CA 90089

Voice: 

213-740-1364

Fax: 

213-740-7069 v