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Visitability Creating Inclusive Communities

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dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Meghan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T19:05:04Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T19:05:04Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-24
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1789
dc.description.abstract There are 418,000 people with disabilities living in Connecticut, more than 76,000 in Hartford alone. Visitability is concerned with creating housing that will accommodate everyone, no matter what age or ability, in the aspect of community life. Visitability does not want to be associated with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) practices by rather be an affordable, sustainable, and inclusive design approach for integrating basic accessibility features into all newly built homes and housing complexes. Homes built with everyone in mind are more in demand and bring a higher return on investment. An increasing design trend is that homebuyers are looking for ease of access features like open floor plans and single level living so they can stay active and stay in their home while aging-in-place. Visitable homes achieve this design trend because as homebuyers age they won’t need to make minimum accessibility changes. (A project of Independence unlimited,Inc, 2017) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Disability en_US
dc.subject Home design en_US
dc.subject Visitability en_US
dc.title Visitability Creating Inclusive Communities en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.institute.department Shintaro Akatsu School of Design en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US
dc.event.location Bridgeport, CT en_US
dc.event.name Faculty Research Day en_US

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