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Design Tools For Life Long Ownership

A resource guide, “Design Tools for Life-Long Home Ownership,” was designed to assist with providing home options that will suit a family from youth to old age. It includes design techniques for assisting people with disabilities that range from vision problems to wheelchair accessibility features. 



  • Design techniques for bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, electrical, entrances and hallways, etc…

  • A consumer checklist to determine options needed

  • Ramping guidelines

  • Local resource lists of independent living centers

  • Funding options

  • Helpful web site links

  • Supplier resources

  • Tips on etiquette when doing business with someone with a disability


Thanks to the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) for providing some grant funding to produce this guide. A special thank you also goes out to Options for Independent Living for their technical expertise. 

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