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  1. The Easy-Visiting Home

  2. Start with the Basics (Easy-Visiting or “Visit-ability”) • Can visitors get in the house? • Can visitors get through the doorways? • Can visitors use the bathroom?

  3. Benefits of no-step entrances • Easy to carry groceries • Easy to push a baby stroller • Easy to move furniture • Easy to visit

  4. Easy-visiting entrance

  5. A ramp is an ugly solution

  6. A home with a no-step entrance can be beautiful (And look like any other home in the neighborhood)

  7. No-step entrance

  8. Lighting above address Lever door hardware Doorbell with light ZERO STEP ENTRY

  9. Threshold transition less than ½” Non-slip flooring

  10. What about no-step entrances on challenging sites?

  11. Let car climb steep driveway to no-step porch entry

  12. A “bridge” can stretch across a ditch

  13. What about remodeling an older home?

  14. Before: 1870s house with steps

  15. After: 1870s house with no-step entrance

  16. Low-cost access in rural Iowa After: No steps Before: Steps

  17. Full-sized bath on main level

  18. This Not this An Easy-Visiting Bathroom Impossible for wheelchair users Spacious for family & guests

  19. Learn more about universal design & easy-visiting • Iowa State University Extension Web Site on Universal Design & Home Accessibility: • www.extension.iastate.edu/universaldesign • Visit Universal Design Learning Lab on ISU campus: • Call 515-294-6568 to make appointment • Pick up copy of “The Welcoming Home,” Pm-1804 at ISU County Extension Office

  20. Prepared by Mary H. YearnsExtension Housing SpecialistIowa State Universitywith a grant from the Iowa Department of Elder AffairsSeptember, 2008 Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Stanley R. Johnson, director, Cooperative Extension Service, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Many materials can be made available in alternative formats for ADA clients. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964. UDBL.PP 2