Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Tag: Home Improvement

The house that love built: Kurt Drysdale Comes Home

Published: August 1, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury: , , ,

A young man rendered a quadriplegic by a freak footy accident now has a house designed to meet his every need thanks to the generosity of friends, the community, and the audience of A Current Affair.

Kurt Drysdale was just 20 when he injured his spine in a wayward tackle during a weekend rugby league match.

He was left unable to breathe on his own and without most of his movement, and faced spending the rest of his life in hospital or care.

However, his family was determined to bring him home.

How to Build a Wheelchair Ramp

Published: April 27, 2012

Ramps are typically built in order to improve home accessibility for people who can’t use stairs or need a gentler, less stressful way to enter or leave their home. A successful home accessibility project requires careful planning in order to be certain that the ramp meets the home occupant’s needs, complies with local building requirements, is safe and sturdy, and is safe for use in all types of weather.

Consider the following before you begin the design and construction of a wheelchair ramp. Questions such as:

  • Who’s the primary user?
  • What type of assistive device does the person use (cane, crutches, walker, manual or electric wheelchair)
  • Will the person’s abilities change?
  • What are the local zoning requirements?

These are just a few of the questions that must be addressed before you begin your project. The following information should guide you in this process.

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