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.

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...


HMOTA Conference in Philadelphia 2018-POSTPONED

The Home Modification Occupational Therapy Alliance (HMOTA) the conference in Philadelphia is postponed. POSTPONED until...


Apps for Home Design

Magicplan Description: As easy as taking a picture: Floor plan creation with the awarded magicplan app is so precise,...


Home Modifications and HGTV: Part 2

  HGTV was debating on having a program on renovating homes for accessibility/aging-in-place based on universal de...


Low cost solution for wheelchair ramp for 2-steps

Got a call recently from a woman whose 70-year old husband had a fall in the yard and she had to drag him in a wheelchair up the ste...


Review of Office Chair with Electric Lift and Brake

This is the only office chair with a brake and an electric lift on the market as far as I know.  I have done extensive research to ...