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Accessible Measurements Deep Dive. Part 3

This is part 3 of a deep dive into 12 accessible measurements you need to know. Read part 1 and part 2 to catch up.   The reasons behind the numbers Interior doorway openings This is an important requirement to meet as it will make the difference between a...

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Accessible Measurements Deep Dive. Part 2.

This is part 2 of a deep dive into 12 accessible measurements you need to know. If you haven't read Part 1, make sure to go and read it first.   The reasons behind the numbers Clear floor area needed for a wheelchair to turn around in Lack of space, furniture...

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Accessible Measurements Deep Dive. Part 1

About a year ago Miss M wrote the posting, 12 Accessible Measurements you Need to Know. It was written to be used as a quick introduction to some useful accessible measurements. In this posting we’ve decided to dive deeper into these numbers so you’ll have a good...

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8 Basic Rules on Building an Accessible Home

If you are going to be building a new home or renovating an older one you should be looking at incorporating wheelchair accessibility. If you don’t, you could be making a big mistake as none of us know what our future holds. What if you or a family member gets sick or...

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Accessible Design. What’s in a Name?

We like to donate money to charities. But it’s not easy to decide between them. There are a lot of charities doing really good things in this world. Some of them are huge operations and others appear very small and operating at the grass-roots level, and others fit...

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Airbnb Wants to Change the way Homes are Built

Is Airbnb poised to turn home accessibility on its head? It appears that way. Earlier this year, Miss M Design posted on facebook that Airbnb had purchased travel startup, Accomable. Their website was described as helping disabled people find and book adapted holiday...

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Accessible Homes are a Hot Topic

It astounds us here at Miss M Design how people still don’t see the importance of accessible homes. In fact, we get the feeling that some people are really against them. I’ve read comments like ‘Gimping your house with ramps and rails will decrease the selling price...

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Accessible Bathroom Sink Ideas

What do you think an accessible bathroom sink looks like? Perhaps a large, ugly, white thing that belongs in a hospital or institution. Luckily, we’ve come a long way in terms of design these days with a myriad of choices of beautiful sinks in every shape, size and...

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Renovating for Accessibility

Should I stay or should I go? No we’re not talking about that rockin’ song by The Clash. We’re referring to the dilemma over moving vs renovating. Maybe it’s a question that you’ve been asking yourself recently. Perhaps you’ve realized that your home doesn’t work...

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Is Your Bed Accessible?

How easy is it to get in and out of your bed? Do you have to lower yourself waaaaay down or perhaps go up on your tippy toes to sit? Things can get even trickier if you have weak knees, a sore hip or a bad back (like me). Or maybe you need to transfer yourself from a...

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