Home adaptations and modifications after spinal cord injury
Abstract: Using photos, the presenter provides practical information about making homes more functional, citing examples of what other people with spinal cord injury (SCI) have done to make their homes or apartments accessible. Accessing the home from the outside (entries, ramps, and gardens); bedrooms and bathrooms; kitchens and home offices; and indoor modifications (switches, doorknobs, storage, and thresholds); are discussed. The audience shares what their experiences have been and some of the more gratifying modifications done to improve their quality of life. In addition, the presenter reviews resources available for accessible home remodeling. Run time: 44 minutes 9 seconds.
NARIC Accession Number: O19157
Author(s): Stockman, Pam.
Project Number: H133N060033.
Publisher(s): Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Box 356490, Seattle, Washington, 98195; 206/685-3999.
Publication Year: 2007.
Descriptor Terms: ACCOMMODATION, ARCHITECTURAL ACCESSIBILITY, AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, BATHROOMS, DAILY LIVING, HOME MODIFICATION, INDEPENDENT LIVING, MOBILITY AIDS, PARAPLEGIA, QUADRIPLEGIA, QUALITY OF LIFE, SPINAL CORD INJURIES, UNIVERSAL DESIGN.