Handicapped Construction

5 Things You Should Know Before Opting for Handicapped Construction

Perhaps one of the biggest achievements of George Bush’s presidency was the ‘American’s with Disability Act’, which acknowledged people with physical disabilities and their rights. That meant that every school, hospital, home as well as commercial building has to have a way of accommodating people with physical disabilities. The act was passed in the hopes that handicapped citizens would feel a sense of equality and compassion from their fellow humans.

The passing of that act has seen countless years and now many construction companies give their employees the option of handicapped construction. Structures such as a ramp for people on wheel chairs, a separate lift, separate parking spots as well as a customized toilet seats are all measure to make lives easy for handicapped individuals.

In light of this, here are 5 things you need to consider before you opt for handicapped construction:

     Accessibility

Installing accessible doors & doorknobs for wheelchair bound individuals make a lot of difference too. You can’t expect disabled individuals to reach regular doorknobs. They have to make a considerable effort.  This is why it is important to reconstruct the doors to be wide enough door for the wheelchair to fit through and door knobs install at a height that wheelchair bound people can reach.

                                     Baths

 

People with disabilities spend their entire lives trying to become a part of society. They have to face constant bullying and added hardship in their day to day lives. Opting for handicapped construction is like welcoming them with open arms. You get to make sure they feel at home and are comfortable.

 

  Floors

People with disabilities generally have difficulty walking or using their wheel chairs on floors with rugs or carpets on them. Instead, have a separate aisle made especially for them so that they can man-oeuvre easily around the building.

 

Ramps because Stair are impossible for handicapped Individuals

Ramps

  

Anyone confined in a wheelchair for life will never ever be able to climb a flight of stairs. This is why installing a handicapped ramp, lift or a vertical elevator can help wheelchair bound individuals to travel between different floors of the office, shopping malls or even a parking lot. It’s a way of recognizing their endeavor. It is not their fault they are handicapped and have to be treated equally.

Installing accessible doors & doorknobs for wheelchair bound individuals make a lot of difference too. You can’t expect disabled individuals to reach regular doorknobs. They have to make a considerable effort.  This is why it is important to reconstruct the doors to be wide enough door for the wheelchair to fit through and door knobs install at a height that wheelchair bound people can reach.

 

Final Thoughts

In the light of the 21st century, such matters need to be given careful consideration. People with disabilities do not necessarily have to be labelled useless. People such as Stephen Hawking who, regardless of his disabilities, have helped shape the world in the way it is today. The need for acknowledgement of these issues can help us become more civilized and considerate.