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A Brief History of Legally Mandated Accessibility Standards

In the 1950’s veterans with disabilities and other advocates for people with disabilities began the barrier free movement. They campaigned for more education and employment opportunities, and increased independence for people with disabilities. The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s

Aging in Place

As the Baby Boomers enter their 60s and 70s, a large contingent of Americans are retiring and starting to face the challenges of “aging in place”. Most older adults would like to keep their independence and remain in their homes

EasyLiving Home Highlight!

Below is an example of an EasyLiving Home certified spec home built by Stephen Thomas. Notice the no step entrances and accessible kitchen and bathroom are integrated into the design of the home, and do not label the home as

Richmond’s Age Wave

According to a 2012 report by the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, by 2030 the number of people 65 and older will more than double. This will make Richmond the home to more than 232,000 senior citizens—a 144