“In the United States of America, it has been estimated that there is a 60% probability that any new house will be occupied by a person with a functional impairment over its life span.”Smith SK, Rayer S, Smith EA. Aging and disability: implications for the housing industry and housing policy in the United States. Journal of the American Planning Association. 2008;74(3):289−306.
Let that sink in.
If there is a high probability of someone with a functional impairment living in any new house, then why aren’t all new homes built to accommodate any potential occupant?
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