In this column, I’ll be looking at a different DIY project or “gear hack” for wheelchair users.
Converting a bus to an accessible home on wheels.
Q. I have owned a home located on a steep hill, but changes caused by my quadriplegia now make it more difficult for me to travel locally. The steep grade on nearby streets and sidewalks also makes it dangerous to travel in my wheelchair. I want to move to more level ground.
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I use a power wheelchair and had saved up money for the down payment on a mortgage. There will be several modifications needed to make this home accessible. One of the first places I turned for assistance was a government agency but was disappointed to learn that I have accumulated too much money and that my salary alone surpasses their limitation. Are there other resources available to people like me so that we can make access improvements or repairs?
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Our reporters share ways to make the accessible home of your dreams more of a reality.
To remodel or not to remodel, that was the question; whether it is wiser to risk injury to life and limb, or spend outrageous fortune in the quest for safety and convenience.