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Home Modification — Construction guidelines

For contractors and others who are planning and executing home modification projects.

GO U.S. Access Board
An independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. It operates with about 30 staff and a governing board of representatives from Federal departments and public members appointed by the President. Key responsibilities of the Board include:

  • developing and maintaining accessibility requirements for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology
  • providing technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards
  • enforcing accessibility standards for federally funded facilities
GO Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations
Georgia Institute of Technology Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access. Principal Investigator: Karen Milchus; Jon Sanford. 866/284-9675

GO Center for Universal Design (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment at NCSU)
North Carolina State University. Principal Investigator: Laurie Ringaert. Contact Sallie Haile: 800/647-6777 (V/TTY); 919/515-8547 (V/TTY, information requests only).

GO American Occupational Therapy Association
Contains articles and information regarding making homes accessible such as 'Modifying Your Home for Independence'

Council for Disability Rights

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