How to Make Your Home Disability Friendly
Let’s face it; the world is a scary place to live in for those with physical disabilities. The thought of navigating up and down stairs or living without an elevator can be daunting.
But there are some simple adjustments that you can make to your home that will allow you to live comfortably and safely. In this blog post, we’ll look at how you can make your home disability-friendly.
How Smart Devices Help Disabled People?
It’s a good thing that there are dozens of devices on the market now, made specifically for those with disabilities. One such device is voice recognition software or assistants – these can be very helpful in performing tasks around your home and at work easily.
Voice assistants are always on the go and can do anything for you. They don’t take breaks or require much attention from their human masters since they all need sound.
Creating a safe and welcoming home for those who live with disabilities is crucial to their everyday lives.
Fingerprint recognition has become increasingly common not just on our phones but also on laptops which means you’ll be able to access all kinds of apps without putting forth any effort whatsoever when trying desperately trying to figure out how exactly something works.
With cameras placed inside and outside your home, there is now an added layer of security. Wireless connectivity allows you to view footage on any device from anywhere in the house, so if someone is lurking around or just walked through the door, it’ll be easy for them surveillance-style.
The options for locking your door are endless with the many different ways you can do it. You could either say “Lock me up,” plant a seed in someone’s mind that will make them think of their phone app when they need to get inside, or even have smart technology unlock automatically, so there are no keys involved at all.
Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Disability-Friendly
Now, let us shed some light on the easy ways to make your disability-friendly without any hassle.
- The automatic door can be a great option for wheelchairs. They open and close on their own, making them easy to use even while sitting down or lying down.
- When building stairs, it is important to provide extra support for those who need assistance. If you or your loved one can still access and use them but require a little additional help getting up the steps, then adding a handrail on both sides will suffice as this allows residents to secure grip before approaching stairs.
- One of the most popular solutions for making homes more accessible is smart home installations. These can be powered by either an app or panel, and they often offer features such as blinds/lighting control from anywhere in your house with just one touch.
- To make the most of their homes, people with disabilities should consider a few changes. One such change is changing from round doorknobs and tap fittings. That requires firm grip turning motions in favor of lever designs which give you more room for pulling down. On them as needed when using your faucet or sink because it doesn’t require as much stronger than other types.
- Switching out your carpets for wooden floors is an excellent way to make it easier for the people living in your home. Carpeted surfaces, especially those with deeper piles can get caught up in wheelchairs and obstruct while also preventing easy movement of walkers or runners which could lead them down unproductive paths like avoiding certain rooms because they’re too difficult to access due to their condition.
Making your home disability-friendly can not only make it easier for you to live in and the people who come into contact with it. Get started on making improvements today by considering some of these suggestions. Let us know in the comment section how we might help.