Category Archives: Architecture+Design

Case studies and examples of homes, businesses, and outdoor spaces that utilize universal design in a stylish way.

Wheelchair Accessible Vacation Rental Near Disney World

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Planning a trip to the Magic Kingdom and need a place to stay that wheelchair accessible? Is also super fancy with a breathtaking swimming pool? Well then maybe the Greendale Villa is for you. A wheelchair accessible vacation rental within an hour of Disney World.

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Wheelchair Accessible Yurt in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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Ever hear of a yurt? Well it’s kind of like a very fancy tent that was used by nomads in Central Asia. Recently here in the West they’ve been built for nature lovers that would like a place to stay. Somewhere a cross between the amenities of a log cabin and a tent. They can also be made wheelchair accessible as can be seen by this one in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Wheelchair Accessible Kayak Dock

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So this is really cool, a wheelchair accessible kayak dock located at Lake Cunnigham in Omaha, Nebraska. The lake is popular with many types of water vehicles including kayaks so recently the Parks and Recreation Department made a wheelchair accessible area.

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Temporary To Permanent Wheelchair Ramp

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I’m going to admit that I’ve never been a hug fan of the aluminum temporary wheelchair ramps. I think they’re not the most structurally sound and don’t look all that great. I prefer the sturdiness and look of wooden ramps with post footings or a concrete ramps. Here is a temporary ramp that was replaced by a wooden one. Constructed by Specialistic Construction, Inc of Highland, Michigan.

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Wheelchair Accessible Gardens by Gardens for Humanity

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With summer already upon us, many people are already busy with their gardens. An assisted living facility isn’t the first place you might think of having a garden, but here is one. These wheelchair accessible gardens are in Sedona, AZ at Sedona Winds Assisted Living.

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Music City Center Wheelchair Ramps

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Last week I attended a convention in Nashville at the brand new Music City Center. A huge and beautiful facility with many places to go inside. Between two of the levels is a ramped pathway which is wheelchair accessible.

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Wheelchair Accessible House in New Jersey

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Finding a house that’s already wheelchair accessible can be a challenge. Usually at least a few modifications are needed. But there are houses out there that already have wheelchair accessibility like this one in Somers Point, NJ.

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Beautiful Masonry Wheelchair Ramp in New York

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There are few things that look better on the outside of a building than large pieces of masonry. When done right it give the visual of strength and solidity while still looking warm and welcoming.

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