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    I was going to add a few but it looks like KLD has it all covered. Thanks for creating such a thorough list!
    My blog: Living Life at Butt Level

    Ignite Phoenix #9 - Wheelchairs and Wisdom: Living Life at Butt Level

    "I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."

    Dawna Markova Author of Open Mind.

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    Here are some more links:
    1. http://www.knpd.org/mittsfita/index.htm
      The Foundation for Information Technology Accessibility (FITA) is the principal advocate and coordinator for making information communications technology (ICT) accessible for disabled people in the Maltese islands. Our information services assist disabled individuals in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device, intended to increase, maintain, or improve the individual's quality of life.
    2. http://www.self-sufficiency.org/
      Building Opportunites for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)
      BOSS is an organization committed to helping homeless, poor and disabled people in our community of Alameda County to achieve health and self sufficiency. Access to housing, employment, and good health are basic human rights. We believe that people also have the right—and the responsibility—to stand up and demand changes to policies which restrict or deny those rights. We advocate for change and we support people fighting for their rights and social justice.
    3. http://www.blvd.com/Accessible_Housing/
      Accessible Housing
      Wheelchair Accessible Housing: Apartments, Rentals, Vacation Homes and In-Home Services. Items used in making your house accessible include Step-in-tubs, Walk in Tubs, Roll in showers and wheelchairs showers, Threshold Ramps. Also links to automatic door openers, bathrooms, beds and mattresses, environmental assessment, furnture, hotel and apartment, real estate accessbility, and vacation homes.
    4. http://www.homeaccessprogram.org/
      Although this site is sponsored by Handi-Ramp, it contains a searchable database of realtors and consultants across the country who are willing and able to aid in searchng for accessible housing.
    5. http://www.theplancollection.com/whe...le-house-plans
      The PlanCollection.com is a commercial site that sells House Plans. They happen to have a section with some 48 wheelchair accessible house plans.
    6. http://www.projectfreedom.org/
      This is a non-profit New Jersey company that rents wheelchair accessible housing to people with disabilties. As they say in ther web site:
      Project Freedom rents apartments to people with disabilities. Project Freedom is not a nursing home, assisted living, a group home, or a medical facility. Project Freedom does not provide supervision or personal assistance.

      Our apartments are administered like any other apartments through a lease. Applicants must be income eligible to be considered. We have three locations in Mercer County; Robbinsville, Hamilton, and Lawrence, and currently they have no openings. We are now accepting applications for Project Freedom at Trent Center.

      People living in our apartments must be able to manage their lives or have services in place to assist them. They also must have an annual income under $32,000 for a single person to qualify to live in them. Our apartments are rented through leases, and the lease holder must be of legal age.

      Rents are based on individual incomes and other factors. If the tenant does not have a Housing Voucher, then he/she must be able to afford $550 in rent for a one-bedroom apartment at our Lawrence campus as an example. The rents vary at Hamilton and Robbinsville.

      Since many people with disabilities require Housing Vouchers and Medicaid services for support, we warn people who live out of state their eligibility for these programs may be limited by living outside of New Jersey. The state directs services to its citizens first, and Project Freedom has no say or influence in this process.
    7. http://www.socialserve.com/
      Socialserve.com is web site that provides affordable rental housing. Included in their listings are whether the houses are accessible.
    8. http://www.accessibleapartments.org/...ticle.asp?id=4
      The apartment industry has developed an effective means to connect individuals with disabilities with apartments that have been designed for them, or adapted to meet their needs. With all of life's challenges, the National Accessible Apartment Clearinghouse (NAAC), believes that finding a place to live should not be one of them.

      NAAC maintains a database of accessible apartments in 40 states. It's a vital resource for the disabled community and an excellent vehicle for apartment owners and managers to effectively market their accessible apartments and reach their target audience. For multifamily housing built for first occupancy after March 13, 1991, owners must comply with specific accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act Accessibility Guidelines(FHAAG)http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/disa...es/fhefhag.cfm .

      All NAAC services are FREE thanks to sponsorships and in-kind contributions from the National Apartment Association. These contributions allow residents and housing providers to use the website at no charge.

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    Found this today http://jeromymurphy.wordpress.com/ an active blog about architectural barriers that I found interesting.
    My blog: Living Life at Butt Level

    Ignite Phoenix #9 - Wheelchairs and Wisdom: Living Life at Butt Level

    "I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."

    Dawna Markova Author of Open Mind.

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    This was on the HGTV Kitchens and Baths 2009 show
    (Multi-function grab bars that are very attractive.)

    http://www.healthcraftproducts.com/i...collection.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi View Post
    This was on the HGTV Kitchens and Baths 2009 show
    (Multi-function grab bars that are very attractive.)

    http://www.healthcraftproducts.com/i...collection.htm

    Those are lovely! I'll keep them in mind for my next house.

    On a side note, I am very frustrated that HGTV covers everything ad naseum except accessiblity. Even their "dream home" each year is completely inaccessible. Green yes but accessible no.
    My blog: Living Life at Butt Level

    Ignite Phoenix #9 - Wheelchairs and Wisdom: Living Life at Butt Level

    "I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."

    Dawna Markova Author of Open Mind.

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    www.accessibleproperties.net

    I'd like to add this to the list

    www.accessibleproperties.net

    All the listings are accessible in some fashion. Some more than others.

    Thank you for looking.
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    Thanks for bumping this thread back up. The problem I'm seeing is that once you attach handicap or assesible, or ada compliant you aleast double the cost of eveything. The bathroom remodel I doing we are paying for out of pocket so I was hoping to find a more economical way to do this. I may be dreaming.

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