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New logo reflecting our broader range of service
Adapt-Able Design
When Adapt-Able Design was founded 27 years ago, we focused on home modifications to accommodate people who used wheelchairs. In fact, we chose a logo — a wheelchair within a home — to be clear about the services that we provided. Given our expertise and interest in helping people with disabilities, we rapidly became the industry leader in Canada. When we opened our doors almost three decades ago, we invested much time explaining to people that there was more to an accessible home than a ramp, wider doors, and some grab bars.
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Hands-free faucet technology at home
The Adapt-Able Design Group
Innovations in hands-free faucet technology has improved in the past few years to move beyond the public washroom and into the family home, providing greater independence for consumers in the kitchen and bathroom.

Traditional faucets may be out of reach for a child or a person in a wheelchair, and can be difficult for individuals with limited motor skills, severe arthritis, hand injuries or other problems to operate. Hands-free technology can be used by everyone, as they do not require wrist movement, hand strength or finger pinch and therefore fall into the "universal design" category of products.

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Industry News


MP Rick Norlock encourages organizations to improve accessibility
Northumberland View
Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Quinte West, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State, encourages local businesses and organizations to consider an Enabling Accessibility Fund for projects that increase accessibility in Canadian communities. Organizations are encouraged to apply for funding through the EAF 2014 call for proposals for projects that will help improve accessibility in community facilities for Canadians with disabilities.
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Voter in wheelchair slams poorly equipped Ontario polling station
Metro News
Frank Pozen "speeds around pretty good" in his electric wheelchair since losing the use of his legs in an accident almost 10 years ago. His polling station at the Eighth St. Legion hall, however, is a problem. Elections Ontario lists the location as accessible. But the 60-year-old Etobicoke-Lakeshore voter says the elevator to the second-floor banquet hall, where ballots will be cast June 12, is too small to accommodate his "power chair" and many other scooters and electric wheelchairs.
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Technology to the rescue for aging populations
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
A villa on the campus of Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, Ohio, has been transformed into a learning and test environment for the development of technologies aimed at keeping seniors in their own homes or communities longer. Known as the Innovation Collaboratory House, the villa is a partnership between several University of Cincinnati colleges and Maple Knoll Village.
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Accessibility symbol could get a makeover
WPRO
The blue and white signs for wheelchair accessibility could be getting a makeover. The New York state legislature passed a bill that would replace the image of a seated figure in a wheelchair with a figure leaning forward in motion. The bill would also rid the signs of the word "handicapped" — a term disability rights advocates have called offensive and outdated.
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Adapt-Able Services

The Adapt-Able Design Group has the patience, education and ability to work with you and your health professionals to ensure your design is meaningful. Each design is tailored to meet your needs. We are not a vendor of products and therefore have no vested interest trying to fit you into a cookie cutter solution. We fit places to people.

We offer a full range of services:

  • Home assessment and consultation

  • Custom design and architectural working drawings

  • Project management, including overseeing custom renovations and new home construction

  • Alternative housing recommendations

  • Real estate accessibility home inspections

  • Expert legal testimony




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    Adapt-Able Design Group
    75 Dufflaw Road, Suite 203
    Toronto, ON
    Canada, M6A 2W4
    416-781-3335
    1-800-781-3431
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