Category Archives: Home Modification

Survey for Home Modification Practitioners

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment (RERC-UD) is conducting a nationwide survey of home modification practitioners, including therapists, architects, contractors, service coordinators, and consumers. Our goal is to identify current practices for implementing home … Continue reading

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S.601 Visitability Bill

S.601: The Thanksgiving Bill A Study Commission on Basic Home Access, Making Housing in Massachusetts More Visitable Lead Sponsor: Senator Patricia Jehlen Over 10% of the population has difficulty walking or using stairs. However, the typical home contains physical barriers … Continue reading

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1,650 Loans Approved to Help Keep Individuals with Disabilities and Elders in their Own Homes

The Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP) has reached a significant milestone, allowing Massachusetts elders, adults and families with children with disabilities to remain in their own homes.Since 2000, more than 1,650 loans totaling over $37 million have been made, with … Continue reading

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Suggestions for website

Dear fellow Advisory Council members: I want to thank everyone for making me a member of the Advisory Council. I am looking forward to working with all of you to encourage more people with disabilities to use assistive technology. I … Continue reading

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Great Video! Leonard Florence Center for Living

Learn how residents with ALS and MS are living and thriving in Chelsea Massachusetts. Visit www.changepeopleslives.org and register for the conference today!

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White House Hosts Monthly Disability Call

On Thursday, May 26, the White House held their monthly disability call hosted by Kareem Dale, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement & Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy.  Guest speakers on this month’s call included … Continue reading

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Two Department of Justice Announcements

Please circulate these announcements that again demonstrate this administration’s commitment to enforcing and protecting the civil rights of people with disabilities. 1.  JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACHES ADA SETTLEMENT TO MAKE LAW SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESSES ACCESSIBLE TO BLIND APPLICANTS Agreement also reached … Continue reading

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Webinars for AT professionals!

Georgia Tech is offering webinars to help assistive technology (AT) professionals expand their skill sets. Fees range from $99.00 to $295.00 per course. Click on a link below for more information or to register: Home Modifications: Processes and Tools. Online: … Continue reading

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