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The key to living a happy functional life while being disabled is accessibility. The world is not structured for people with disabilities and this can make it difficult to navigate. There are many accessibility products on the market to help with this issue. More importantly, navigating your own home can be difficult if you do not have the proper support in place. Being comfortable and functional within your own environment is crucial. All disabilities will require some level of accessibility equipment to be added to the home. Walking disabilities are among the top of the disabilities that require specialized accessibility products because they affect mobility so dramatically. There is no shortage of products on the market to make independent living a reality for people with disabilities.

Dealing with stairs

if your home has a staircase and you have a walking disability, this can cause much distress. Outdoor stairs can often be equipped with a ramp, which can be very helpful especially for those in a wheel chair. Having a staircase inside of your home can prove to be a more difficult challenge. A stair lift can make stairs less of an obstacle. These can be expensive to install but are well worth the cost. of course, if you have the option, living in a home without stairs is optimal.


In the kitchen

The kitchen is often an easier place for those with walking disabilities to navigate. You can set up your space so that you can reach everything easily without having to move your entire body long distances. It is important to keep cooking utensils and food items within reach. Having plenty of open space can be very important to allow for accessibility equipment to fit into the space. Things such as wheelchairs, walkers, and canes work best if there is plenty of space in which to move around.

Bathroom equipment

Bathrooms present a unique challenge for those with walking disabilities. Again, having adequate space is an important key. Often times bathrooms are small and cramped. If you are looking for a new home, be sure to look closely at the available space in the bathroom. Without proper space, it is difficult to even have the proper equipment installed. One of the most common products available are support bars installed on the walls. There are even luxury bathroom accessories available to make life pleasurable instead of just possible. Being disabled does not have to be simply a matter of surviving, It is about thriving.


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