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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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:
Moreover, by linking the stories found at visitable sites to stories found at historic places off the map of visitability, they cross the boundaries of official history.
for example, "the city provides new homebuyers with a form detailing visitability features and their associated costs, and also encourages builders to distribute a brochure on accessible home featuresto prospective homebuyers," Lening and Harmon said.
Building a New Heritage: Tourism, Culture, and Identity in the New Europe (London, 1994); Rachid Amirou, Imaginaire du tourisme culturel (Paris, 2000); Bella Dicks, Culture on Display: The Production of Contemporary Visitability ( Berkshire, 2003); and Nezar AlSayyad, ed.
Kansas adopted visitability requirements for any dwelling receiving state financial assistance.
Universal Design, accessibility and visitability combined have helped make builders see the viability of basic access housing.
A federal bill requiring that "all newly constructed, federally assisted, single-family houses and town houses to meet minimum standards of visitability for persons with disabilities," is currently being debated in Congress.
creating educational materials to inform government agencies, municipal officials, developers, community groups, builders, architects and the public about the concept of visitability.
Click on "Special Interests" for instructions on joining the e-mail-based Home Modifications Discussion List or Visitability Discussion List.