Wheelchair Accessibility and Retrofitting Homes: Grants and Funding in Ireland

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Retrofitting the architecture of an existing home can be expensive. But Ireland has various grants and funding options to make a home more disability-accessible. Wheelchair Accessibility Grants Ireland If it would cost over €6,000 to make your home suitable for someone with a disability or a mental health difficulty, you may be eligible for a means-testedHousing Adaptation Grant for People with a … Read More

Wheelchair Accessibility and Architecture: Principles of Universal Design

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The Seven Principles of Universal Design were developed in 1997 by a working group of architects, product designers, engineers and environmental design researchers in the North Carolina State University. Principles of universal design 1. Equitable use – the design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities 2. Flexibility in use – accommodating a wide range of individual preferences and abilities 3. Simple and … Read More