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How should a home be organized for safety and accessibility for a new wheelchair user who has a spinal cord injury?

How should a home be organized for safety and accessibility for a new wheelchair user who has a spinal cord injury?

Sarah Harrison, OT

Occupational Therapist, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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There should be two entrances and exits accessible to that person, and the levers on the door handles should also be usable for that person—they should be able to open the door on their own  and leave if they need to in case of emergency. And  th... Show More

There should be two entrances and exits accessible to that person, and the levers on the door handles should also be usable for that person—they should be able to open the door on their own  and leave if they need to in case of emergency. And  then they should also have a call system set up in case they would need help with something that is accessible to them, that they can use independently, whether that’s a voice-actived system, or a phone mount on their wheelchair, something like that.

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How should a home be organized for safety and accessibility for a new wheelchair user who has a spinal cord injury?

Sarah Harrison, OT

Occupational Therapist, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Sarah Harrison
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There should be two entrances and exits accessible to that person, and the levers on the door handles should also be usable for that person—they should be able to open the door on their own  and leave if they need to in case of emergency. And  then they should also have a call system set up in case they would need help with something that is accessible to them, that they can use independently, whether that’s a voice-actived system, or a phone mount on their wheelchair, something like that.

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