Thursday, August 4, 2016

Barrier free real estate: Achieving freedom at home

From a realtor with over 17 years of experience in the industry comes a 128-page guide called Barrier free real estate: Achieving freedom at home. This guide offers a look at accessible housing for the homeowner, visitability for guests with disabilities, and thoughts on modifying homes to make them more accessible for people with disabilities. The author specializes in barrier free real estate in the Toronto, Ontario area.

Beginning with thoughts on how architecture can be enabling or disabling, the book looks at what existing architecture can be barriers for people with physical disabilities and goes on to describe how they can be modified so that everyone can benefit. Making homes accessible so that guests with disabilities can comfortably visit and so that older folks can age in place are important aspects of barrier free real estate and are discussed in the book. Tips for finding a house or condo to make accessible and ideas on renovations are covered as well as some thoughts on assistive technology to make the home more livable.

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