Visitability is the concept of newly constructed houses being built to allow for someone with mobility disabilities to visit the house, move around inside the house, and use the restroom. The movement was founded by Eleanor Smith. The house will likely be around for a long time, and these concepts help not only people who visit but also people who live there and may want to age in place.
This interactive online course will introduce you to the principles of Visitability as well as the benefits of designing to these principles.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
List the 3 basic principles of Visitability.
Determine if a house is visitable according to these principles.
Describe how the Visitability movement got started and how it pertains to building today.
Describe how Visitability and Universal Design interplay with one another, to create a more accessible built environment.