Universal Design vs Accessible Design

Universal Design Vs. Accessible Design: What is the Difference?

Nathan Colburn Articles

Great design should be part of every home, and two schools of thought have emerged. Everybody is talking about Universal Design, which is changing both commercial and residential construction for the better.  Focused on principle of universal use, Universal Design dramatically improves the use by everyone, children, people with disabilities, the aging population, and everyone in between. However, Accessible Design, …

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Why Choose a Bruno Stair Lift Installation by Accessible Systems?

Nathan Colburn Articles, Newsletter, Products

As we age, our flexibility, balance, and mobility change. The National Safety Council estimates that more than one million injuries occur each year as a result of falls on stairways. Even using a simple staircase in your home can be dangerous if your eyesight is failing, your stability has diminished, or you have balance problems. Many older homeowners purchased their …

Adapted Home for Veteran Made Possible via VA SAH Grant

Armando Carillo Blog, Articles

Charlie, an Army Veteran, can still walk to a certain degree, but he knows that his ALS will one day limit his mobility. His balance is already off, and the risk of falling grows by the day. Working with his case manager from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and taking advantage of the VA Specialty Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant, …

10 Tips for ALS Home Modifications and Adaptive Equipment

Armando Carillo Articles

The early signs of ALS are when muscle cramps and twitching, weakness in hands, legs or ankles or difficulty speaking or swallowing begin. Loss of movement follows, and then moving around the home becomes progressively more difficult. The help of a caregiver, whether that person be a professional or a family member, is eventually needed. Home accessibility is better when …

FREE Fall Prevention and Risk Assessment Tool

Armando Carillo Articles, Blog

Does falling in your home worry you? Every year, for people over 65 in the U.S.: 1 in 3 will have a fall 1 out 5 falls will cause a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury Falls are the number reason for emergency room visits While these statistics can be scary, there are actions you can …

Home Modifications: Top 4 Barriers for People with Disabilities

Armando Carillo Articles

When contemplating home modifications for seniors, or home modifications for disabled people, the TOP 4 accessibility barriers faced are 1) the entrances and exits, 2) levels and stairs, 3) bathrooms and 4) physical transfers. Each barrier is described below and home accessibility solutions are recommended to help overcome each one. Finding the right mobility solution will depend on one’s personal …

Home bathroom improvement ideas led to this accessible bathroom remodel

Top 10 Bathroom Improvement Ideas for Accessibility

Armando Carillo Articles

Home improvement is synonymous with spring cleaning, and for the mobility-challenged, a bathroom remodel is an ideal project to enhance the beauty, comfort, accessibility and safety of a home. Here are TOP 10 IDEAS for home bathroom improvements to help attain optimal accessibility: 1. Shower Seats – More than just a comfy place to relax while showering, adding a shower …

Two female social workers holding free lunch and roses that ASI Inc gifted, in celebration of Social Workers Month

Social Worker Spotlight: Generations Strong

Armando Carillo Articles

The official theme for Social Work Month in March 2020 is “Social Workers: Generations Strong.” Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society. Our nation’s almost 700,000 social workers have amazing tenacity and talent. They …

ASI Inc answers what is an essential business during the coronavirus covid-19 stay-at-home order?

Accessible Systems Designated Essential and is Operating Full Time

Armando Carillo Articles, Education

With many states, including Colorado, Texas and Utah, under Stay-at-Home orders, Accessible Systems has been designated “Essential” based on the criteria below. We are operating at full strength AND we have expanded our operating hours to 8 AM to 8 PM Monday through Friday. You can call us at any of our offices during those hours and we can help …