Visitability Means:

- One zero step entrance on an accessible path of travel from the street, sidewalk or driveway

- Doorways that provide 32 inches clear space throughout the home's main floor and hallways that provide 36 inches of clear width

- Basic access to a half or (preferably) full bath on the main floor


The following links provide a further understanding of Visitability and related issues.

Concrete Change Website

Rural Institute Visit-ability Fact Sheet

AARP, Increasing Home Access: Designing for Visitability

AARP, Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices

Journal of the American Planning Association, Aging and Disability: Implications for the Housing Industry and Housing Policy in the United States

For Many Injured Veterans, A Lifetime of Consequences

2013 Wounded Warrior Project Survey

Genworth - Compare Cost of Care Across the United States

Centers for Disease Control - Falls Among Older Adults: An Overview

Links For Builders

National Association of Home Builders

Bolingbrook No-Step Entry Example

Strategies for Providing Accessibility & Visitability for HOPE VI and Mixed Finance Homeownership

Easy Living Home - For Builders