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Eliminating barriers to the disabled

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Author: Colvin, M. E., Korn, T. L.
Year: 1984
Type: Journal Article


Project open house provides for the removal of architectural barriers in the homes of disabled low and middle incomes New York city dwellers. This program was developed as a cooperative effort between the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City Inc and the New York City's mayors office for the handicapped. The project operates as follows: an occupational therapist evaluates both structure and dwelling and client needs; this information is used as a basis for the prescription of structural modifications and equipment that will allow increased physical accessibility. On completion of the required work, the therapist trains the individual and family in the use of the modifications. The project provides cost effective solutions for improving the quality of life for disabled individuals and their families.

Further Details

Full Title The American Journal of Occupational Therapy
Pages 748-753
Volume 38
Issue 11
Accession Number 16.1.03
Research Notes Electronic copy added 12/07/2013
Keywords North Americamobilitymodificationassistive devicedesignActivities of daily livingfacility design and constructionself-help devices

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