Definitions

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  • n. A measure of the extent to which a building (or other site) is accessible to the disabled

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Examples

  • The concept of 'visitability' is one of the simplest and most economical approaches to universal design that can address homeowners 'and community needs over time, contributing to a more flexible and sustainable built environment.

    Canadian architect advocates for barrier-free access

  • Richard Meritzer, Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator for Pittsburgh and facilitator of the City-County Task on Disabilities, explained the need for local taxing authorities to implement "visitability" tax credits -- incentives to improve access to buildings -- for homeowners.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • Topics covered at the two-hour event included "visitability" tax credits; the need for a protection-from-abuse law for adults; the disposition of the former Mayview institution property; ensuring the permanency of the state's office for disability policy; voting rights; and a proposed Medicare change.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • The way for the visitability movement to gain momentum is by first increasing the awareness and interest in the need for this housing construction practice.

    Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt » 2009 » July

  • Technorati Tags: accessible housing, visitability, inclusion

    Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt » 2009 » July

  • Why is visitability being included in Accessibility 100 – a series focusing on easy-to-implement, free and inexpensive tips for improving accessibility for people with disabilities?

    Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt » 2009 » July

  • What opportunities exist to support visitability or to initiate such a practice to increase inclusion in your community?

    Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt » 2009 » July

  • From increased awareness and understanding comes increased support: for visitability initiatives, for changes to bylaws requiring visitable and adaptable housing, such as the bylaws adopted by the District of Saanich, and for favouring visitability practices when buying a home.

    Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt » 2009 » July

  • "Under the City of Chicago Building Code, all planned developments and government-funded projects must include a minimum of 10 percent of the units that fall under visitability guidelines," according to the Sun-Times.

    Access stories make the news

  • So in his career as an architect, he advocates for home visitability and universal access to public buildings.

    Canadian architect advocates for barrier-free access

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