Chapter 6: Housing
Section 15: Home Accessibility Resources
601 E. St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20049
888-687-2277 Toll Free
Follow this link to AARP series of information under "Understanding Universal Design," www.aarp.org/families/home_design/universaldesign/a2004-03-23-whatis_univdesign.html
8630 Fenton St., Ste. 930
Silver Spring, MD 20910
800-227-0216 Toll Free
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.
For the ABLEDATA Informed Consumers' Guide to Accessible Housing, follow this link, www.abledata.com/abledata_docs/icg-hous.htm.
Center for Universal Design
College of Design
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8613
Raleigh, NC 27695-8613
919-513-0825 Voice and TTY
A national research, information and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops and promotes universal design in housing, public facilities and commercial products.
Fire Safety Solutions for People with Disabilities
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078
888-885-5588 Toll Free V/TDD
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.
National Accessible Apartment Clearinghouse (NAAC)
4300 Wilson Blvd., #400
Alexandria, VA 22203
800-421-1221 Toll Free Hotline
The apartment industry has developed an effective means to connect individuals with disabilities with apartments that have been designed for them, or adapted to meet their needs. No service fee.
National AMBUCS, Inc.
P.O. Box 5127
High Point, NC 27262
800-838-1845 Toll Free
Follow this link to this ramp building guide, www.ambucs.com/members/rampbuilding.aspx.
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center
400 Prince George's Blvd.
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
800-638-8556 Toll Free
301-249-4000 Voice 301-430-6180 Fax
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. Direct link: www.nahbrc.org/bookstore/sh0103w.aspx.
National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
P. O. Box 4250
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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.
USC Home Modification Action Project
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing And Home Modifications
Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
University of Southern California
3715 McClintock Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191
Research, education, technical assistance and information on accessible housing.
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.
Online nationwide search for apartments, houses and other rental housing. Search apartments by specific criteria.
525 Barnesville Hwy.
Wylliesburg, VA 23976
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).
United Design Associates (UDA) ADA Accessible Home Plans
800-700-8321 Toll Free
Offers alternate accessible plan versions of many of its home plans.
To correct, update or add resource listings notify:
Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Public Information Office | Dana Tallon | Oklahoma Disability Resource Guide Editor