Re: Feedback requested: Accommodations for disabilities
From: fergyb2 (fergyb2yahoo.com)
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:28:56 -0700 (PDT)
Accessibility works for everyone.  We all age, young people break limbs doing 
fun sports,  parents have their hands full with kids and stuff.  Everybody 
benefits when there is maximum accessibility for all in the community.  Most of 
us are only temporarily “abled”.

        Bonnie
Swans Market Cohousing
Oakland, CA


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> On Jul 10, 2020, at 9:24 PM, kwilsonfisk [at] comcast.net wrote:
> 
> When we started designing our community, we had a few elders to think about, 
> so at first we agreed that the affected units would have ramps if they 
> weren't at ground level. Then it occurred to us that we all wanted the option 
> to "age in place," and ended up designing all ground level units with 
> handicap accessible front porches. Four 4-unit buildings have ground level 
> patios, and the other two buildings have handicap accessible ramps.
> 
> Kay Wilson
> Meadowwood Cohousing
> Bremerton, WA
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l-bounces+kwilsonfisk=comcast.net [at] 
> cohousing.org> On Behalf Of Lisa Kuntz
> Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:43 PM
> To: cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org
> Subject: [C-L]_ Feedback requested: Accommodations for disabilities
> 
> A few of us at Daybreak Cohousing in Portland are gathering information on 
> what disabled residents may expect or be “entitled to” in a cohousing 
> community.
> 
> We are especially interested in what accommodations a non-profit, 
> self-managed community such as cohousing might be expected to provide on 
> garden paths, on lawns, and the like. We are an intergenerational community.
> 
> Off-list response is fine!
> 
> Lisa Kuntz
> Daybreak Cohousing
> lisa.kuntz [at] gmail.com
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