Housing design: a case for regulation

House with several steps
Another brand new inaccessible home

The case for visitability in homes was made clearly by Margaret Ward in the Canberra Times. She says,

“At Christmas and many occasions during the year, we expect to visit our friends and family. Yet, many people with disability and older people are denied this pleasure because most homes are not visitable. A visitable home is designed for anyone and provides access to everyone. Dr Ed Steinfeld, a leading expert on inclusion, says that the adoption of visitability in housing design “ensures that a basic level of accessibility will be provided, and it opens opportunities for participation in community life”. A visitable home has three main features:  Read more by going to the article