visitability


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visitability

(vĭz″ĭt-ă-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
Residential home accessibility, i.e., a group of design features that help people with disabilities to enter, maneuver in, and use the toilet in every newly designed home. Some architectural features of homes with visitability include having at least one entrance without a step, 32-in wide passages from one room to another, and an easily accessible bathroom on the first floor of the home.
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Visitability is a design method that incorporates simple basic accessibility features as a normal construction process of single-family housing.
In constructing residential housing, for instance, we can find accessibility standards addressing different levels of what is referred to as visitability (48) as well as standards designated as meeting universal design, and individual components of a house, such as doors or light switches, may be built to universal design standards while the totality of the house is not.
I saw the [article about] visitability (Come On In, p.
Visitability consists of three parts, each designed to facilitate the use of a home by visitors regardless of physical ability:
In both cases, the heritage is rendered historically flat to fit national narratives, at present the post-New Order narrative of cosmopolitanism and cultural vitality as a backdrop for 'visitability'.
Increasing home access: Designing for visitability. Washington: AARP Public Policy Insititute.
Officials often refer to "visitability" features -- building a building with at least one zero-step entrances; building all interior doors so that they provide at least 81 centimeters of unobstructed passage space; and putting at least a bathroom with a toilet on the main floor.
Niche Housing developments will be fully accessible and accommodate "aging in place" and "visitability" as well as using sustainability concepts to balance meeting human needs while preserving the environment.
Making housing easily accessible to people with limited physical capabilities is known as "visitability" within the "smart growth" movement.
"Yoshi Kawauchi told me that what I was calling 'basic access' or 'accessibility' is called 'visitability' in Europe," Smith said.
For example, the "visitability" campaign to require all new home construction to have at least one no-step entrance and wider doorways is gaining momentum.