Energy upgrade and accessibility intervention

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The new facility for the Irish Wheelchair Association in Oak House is currently on site and will offer people with disabilities opportunities and supports that enable them to lead full, active and independent lives in their own local community. The premises were built in 1982 by the IDA in Mahon Point for a US computer manufacturer. The office and computer … Read More

Wheelchair Accessibility and Retrofitting Homes: Grants and Funding in Ireland


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


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