Practical Home Modifications
ASSIST provides home assessment and design services at no cost to evaluate safety and accessibility needs in peoples’ homes. A practical approach is taken to tailor the alterations to the needs and desires of each person or household. In most of the Salt Lake Valley ASSIST can often provide financial assistance for low income families to make needed modifications.
Plan Review for New Housing
ASSIST provides design assistance to incorporate safety and accessibility features in new housing. Recommendations usually include a range of accessibility features starting with the three essential "visitable" features (a no-step entry somewhere, adequate doorways and a usable ground floor bathroom), to the "usable" features that increase safety and independence for all, to "fully accessible" features for persons using wheelchairs.
Accessible Community Buildings
ASSIST provides assessment and design services to nonprofit and community groups to make their buildings accessible to persons with disabilities. Architectural drawings and construction bid assistance can be provided for funding proposals and self help projects.
Accessibility Training and Presentations
The ASSIST Guidebook to the Accessible Home: Practical Designs for Home Modifications and New Construction was published by ASSIST in 2005. The Guidebook illustrates a practical approach to making home modifications and how to incorporate accessibility features into new homes.
ASSIST has slide presentations that illustrate examples of actual modifications and shows new homes that are visitable by people using wheelchairs. ASSIST is available to do training workshops or shorter presentations that help clarify and simplify accessibility alterations and features.
The ASSIST Guidebook
to the Accessible Home
View/download the ASSIST Guidebook (PDF 2.6 MB)
(Adobe Acrobat version 6 or higher required)