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UNIVERSAL HOME DESIGN. PROBLEM 1 BEDS FOR DISABLE PEOPLE Closet rods reachable from a seated or standing position, or adjustable height rods. Closet rods.

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1 UNIVERSAL HOME DESIGN

2 PROBLEM 1 BEDS FOR DISABLE PEOPLE Closet rods reachable from a seated or standing position, or adjustable height rods. Closet rods reachable from a seated or standing position, or adjustable height rods. Light switches reachable from the bedside and the door, and located about 36 inches to 40 inches above the floor. Light switches reachable from the bedside and the door, and located about 36 inches to 40 inches above the floor. Extra electrical outlets near the bed (for medical equipment or rechargeable items, for example), placed 18 inches to 24 inches above the floor. Extra electrical outlets near the bed (for medical equipment or rechargeable items, for example), placed 18 inches to 24 inches above the floor.

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4 PROBLEM 2 WINDOWS WHICH ARE NOT USEFUL FOR DISABLE PEOPLE Energy-efficient windows that are easy to open, close, and lock, and require little strength to use. (Crank handles are a good choice.) Placement at a height that allows people to see outdoors while seated or standing – with the windowsills about 24 inches to 30 inches above the floor.

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6 PROBLEM 3 DOOR AND HALLWAY WIDENESS Spacious hallways and doorways must be wide for moving furniture as well as for maneuvering a wheelchair or walker. Doors must be 36 inches wide, to allow for a 34-inch clear opening and also handles must be easy to operate. Spacious hallways and doorways must be wide for moving furniture as well as for maneuvering a wheelchair or walker. Doors must be 36 inches wide, to allow for a 34-inch clear opening and also handles must be easy to operate.

7 PROBLEM 4 FLOOR IN HOUSE For wheelchairs, carpeting should be continuously glued to the floor, ideally with no padding (stone or ceramic tile holds up best ). For wheelchairs, carpeting should be continuously glued to the floor, ideally with no padding (stone or ceramic tile holds up best ).

8 PROBLEM 5 USAGE OF LAUNDRY IN APARTMENT Front-loading washer and dryer, placed on raised platforms to reduce bending and kneeling. Front-loading washer and dryer, placed on raised platforms to reduce bending and kneeling. Folding table, attached to the wall, that lies flat when not in use. Folding table, attached to the wall, that lies flat when not in use. Portable washer on main floor (can attach to kitchen sink Portable washer on main floor (can attach to kitchen sink

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