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Here is My Question:
I HAVE TROUBLE GETTING IN AND OUT OF MY CAR.
I have a Toyota 4Runner. Any suggestions?
We checked with Eric Lajeunesse who is a mobility consultant at Ride-Away Corporation and he said that Adapt Solutions has a product called the XL Seat that can be installed in a 2003 – present Toyota 4Runner in the driver’s position that may help. The link to see pictures and information on this product is http://adaptsolutions.ca/products/index.php?prd=2&ftr=1. Eric said that his company has installed a few of these and they have had good feedback. Hope this helps and if you have any more questions you can call Eric (See contact information below)
Accessible/Universal Design Homes
Are there any websites to find Accessible/Universal Design homes for sale? All the many usual websites aren't set up for that kind of search. or there are just a few on barrierfreehome.com, I know there must be more out there, I hope?
Sorry it has taken us a while to answer this one. The reason is that we have been researching and checking around in regard to your question.
Unfortunately, while there have been several attempts to create a national clearing house for accessible (not UD) homes as well as some local/state efforts, apparently none have survived (other than barrierfreehome.com which you already found). We did find organizations like Better Living Design (BLD) http://betterlivingdesign.org/ that are working on home designs for increased accessibility.
We found this website that has a listing of web resources for universal design http://www.icgov.org/?id=1169
The NMSS has this resource on housing (which has barrierfreehome.com) READ MORE
And your question was about homes for sale, so this isn't directly relevant, but we thought we would mention that the MSAA owns and operates five barrier-free apartment complexes which provide accessible, affordable housing for physically disabled adults in an independent living environment. READ MORE
We checked with our mobility experts and they know of individual contractors that make homes more accessible, but were not aware of any websites listing accessible/universal design homes for sale.
If anyone reading this knows of a good website for this or has a good resource, please post it in the comments section below.
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