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@neweditions.net

AbleData is the premier source for impartial, comprehensive information on products, solutions and resources to improve productivity and ease with life’s tasks. They provide a wealth of information to assist domestic and international customers and their family members, vendors, distributors, organizations, professionals and caregivers in understanding assistive technology (AT) options and programs available. AbleData does not sell products and we do not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

103 W. Broad Street, Suite 400
Falls Church , VA 22046

Voice: 

1-800-227-0216

TTY: 

703-992-8313

Toll Free: 

800-227-0216

Fax: 

703-356-8314

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:

chimarketing@cardinalhomesinc.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

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

Fire Safety Solutions for People with Disabilities

Email:

abletech@okstate.edu

Oklahoma ABLE Tech, OkAT Foundation, and Fire Protection Publications have participated in the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Fire Safety Grant programs for a number of years. Each year it is determined if additional funding has been granted. Unfortunately, the grant was not funded in 2019. Therefore, beginning October 3, 2019, they no longer offer this program statewide.

The remaining supplies from the project will serve individuals in and around the Stillwater, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa areas only.

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

Voice: 

405-744-9748

TTY: 

800-257-1705 Toll Free and V/TTY

Home Innovation Research Labs

Home Innovation Research Labs is determined to perfect the home. They do this by helping clients improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of homes and home building products.

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