Visitability Awareness Week
May 9-15 is Visitability Awareness Week in Ohio. People with disabilities and advocates are encouraged to educate stakeholders and policymakers about the need for a visitability initiative for the State of Ohio. Visitability is a home design approach that integrates three basic accessibility features into newly built homes:
- a zero-step entrance on an accessible path of travel;
- doorways that are at least 32 inches clear throughout the floor plan; and
- basic wheelchair access to a bathroom on the accessible floor.
While visitability does not provide full accessibility, people with mobility limitations who have difficulty with steps or who use wheelchairs or walkers can live in or visit homes more easily. Homes designed with these features enable people with disabilities to more fully participate in and be an integral part of their community.
For more information: Visitability Ohio