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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,"


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

800-227-0216 Toll Free
301-608-8912 TTY
301-608-8958 Fax

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,

Center for Universal Design

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

919-513-0825 Voice and TTY
919-515-8951 Fax

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
405-744-9748 Voice
405-744-2487 Fax

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
703-248-9440 Fax

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
336-852-6830 Fax

Follow this link to this ramp building guide,

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:

National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

P. O. Box 4250
Des Plaines,  IL  60016

847-298-9200 Voice
847-298-9225 Fax

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

213-740-1364 Voice
213-740-7069 Fax

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.

Cardinal Homes

525 Barnesville Hwy.
Wylliesburg,   VA   23976

434-735-8111 Voice
434-735-8824 Fax

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.


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