ABILITY AwarenessMark Goffeney, born with no arms, hammers on an ABILITY HouseVolunteer who is blind uses power drill on ABILITY HouseVolunteer with Intellectual Disabilities with Actress Hope AllenVolunteer who uses a wheelchair working on Honolulu ABILITY House
Building a World of Inclusion for People with Health Conditions and Disabilities

 

Build Site Accessibility

A little skepticism that a build site could be accessible is not at all uncommon, but we're here to tell you it's also not necessary! Creating an accessible build site is far easier than most probably imagine.

The site is generally made accessible for people who use wheelchairs, with the understanding that at that level of accessibility, it is therefor accessible for most people. Following are a few of the elements that we recommend to our build partners to make an ABILITY Build site accessible:

  • Wheelchair accessible port-o-john
  • Temporary ramps leading up to the home's foundation
  • Site free of loose screws or nails laying around (as much as possible)
  • Chairs available for breaks with plenty of water for hydration
  • Shaded area for those who struggle with heat
  • Note pads/pencils for relaying notes

If you are interested in volunteering and have a question about the site accessibility, please email us HelpBuild[at]ABILITYawareness.org.

 

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