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Bedroom Accommodations

This webpage includes an "AT Quick Reference" guide to help individuals make accommodations to their bedroom and adapt their apartment to become more accessible. There are also answers to frequently asked questions regarding bedroom accommodations.

Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA)

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Posted by: nagelbagel010 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 1:55 p.m.

As a future OT, this is a great starting place for some things to think about with accommodating a patients bedroom. As a starting OT coming out of school it is always nice to have resources to look at and get ideas from.

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Posted by: Judy Gum on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 2:40 p.m.

Great resource for those needing to make adaptations to living quarters, specifically the bedroom area.

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It took me several years of struggling with the heavy door to my building, sometimes having to wait until a person stronger came along, to realize that the door was an accessibility problem, not only for me, but for others as well. And I did not notice, until one of my students pointed it out, that the lack of signs that could be read from a distance at my university forced people with mobility impairments to expend a lot of energy unnecessarily, searching for rooms and offices. Although I have encountered this difficulty myself on days when walking was exhausting to me, I interpreted it, automatically, as a problem arising from my illness (as I did with the door), rather than as a problem arising from the built environment having been created for too narrow a range of people and situations.

Susan Wendell, author of
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability