Universal Design for Accessible Homes

Home modifications by occupational therapist (OT) based on principles of universal design and accessibility.

Universal/accessible design of the home from an occupational therapy and a construction perspective. This blog is part of a quest for cool, convenient, functional design that makes life safer, easier, and as maintenance-free as possible. It's about the lifestyle.

Thoughts on OT and the Home Mod Industry

    Perspective of OT home mod market and where it is going from a 12-year veteran.  Backstory in the next 4 paragraphs, sk...


HMOTA: Idapt 3D Planner Home Design App Demo

The Home Modification Occupational Therapy Alliance is developing an evaluation app and need a drawing app.  Ben Burton from the Idapt 3D Pl...


Rampscapes instead of Wheelchair Ramps

    This is a short post on rampscapes.  People often don't like the way ramps look in front of their homes.  Rampscapes are an i...


How to Choose and Where to Mount a Mirror for a Wheelchair User

  Mirrors can be difficult to get right for accessibility. When designing a bathroom with a mirror or medicine cabinet for someo...


HMOTA: Looking for Home Mod OT's in Pennsylvania & Mississippi

  HMOTA is looking for occupational therapists specializing in home modifications or who would like to learn about this exciting emergi...


HMOTA: Philadelphia Home Mod OT Home Evaluation Conference POSTPONED

HMOTA: Home Mod OT Evaluation Festival Conference POSTPONED until further notice. We are postponing in order to resolve licensin...


HMOTA: Dr. Rachel Russell on the OT Home Mod Eval Process

Dr. Rachel Russell gave a very informative presentation on her research on Occupational Therapy Home Modification Processes.  Her res...