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Making Your Home More Accessible

By Jacqueline Ball
Archived 1 Jan 2019 - Posted: 3 Nov 2018
Photo credit Alberto Castillo Q. @alcasqui
Over 1 in 5 Australians have a disability, according to the Australian Disability Network. That's 4 million people. Many of these have particular accessibility needs that often are not met - even parliamentarians have problems, as Senator Steele-John revealed in his recent ABC interview.

Change takes time in the workplace, but turning your home into a space positive towards those with accessibility needs is simple. Some of the most common and easy changes can include:

  • Levelling surfaces with mats and ramps.
  • Using custom door frames to allow wheelchair access.
  • Installing a ramp at the home entrance.
  • Using smart tech to make heating and lighting easy to control.

There's no one-size-fits-all way to go about the process. The most important thing is to speak to the person with accessibility requirements to inform your changes. That way, people with accessibility needs can be safer and happier. For more creative ideas and methods to make the home accessible, check out these home design tips.

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