IL TakeCare app – For all your insurance & wellness needs

Policy purchase, claims, renewal & more

 

What Are Common Accident Insurance Terms?

Home is like a heaven on earth, it is where we get peace of mind. However, for a physically challenged person, the structures we normally use in building a home could prove a barrier. A few structural changes such as installing a ramp and lower workspace go a long way in making their lives safer, more comfortable and avoid accidents.

  • 02 Sep 2015
  • 2 min read
  • 12 views

Home is like a heaven on earth, it is where we get peace of mind. However, for a physically challenged person, the structures we normally use in building a home could prove a barrier. A few structural changes such as installing a ramp and lower workspace go a long way in making their lives safer, more comfortable and avoid accidents.

Here are 14 ways - architectural, technological and non-electrical - that will help improve the quality of life for the physically challenged:

 

Provide Enhanced Ease by Modifying Home Layout

The home architecture should be conducive to safe movement in and around the home. Customizing the house layout, without compromising the decor will facilitate easy movement:

  1. Build ramps (in addition to staircases) for easy access wherever possible
  2. Frame widened doorways for effortless passage in and out of the house
  3. Build easy-slide drawers in cupboards and wardrobes
  4. Design a lower kitchen counter and sink for easy reach
  5. Install low level switch boards
  6. Design accessible layouts for bathrooms and toilets to avoid accidents caused due to slipping
  7. Place workspaces like desks, countertops, telephones and other appliances at reachable heights
  8. Install disabled toilet seats designed for people affected with paraplegia to provide them with independent space and comfort

 

Enhance Convenience Leveraging Technology

In this technology-driven era, a new technology is developed each day. It can be a completely new invention or an upgraded version of existing technology. Electrical innovations have touched the sky in recent years. Several such innovations have greatly improved convenience for the physically challenged, some of which are:

  1. Wheel-in showers help the disabled to enjoy their morning bath on their seat
  2. Specially designed equipment operated by speech provide a great support to people who are visually impaired
  3. A recent and unique innovation, LCS or Lip Controlled System serves a human-computer interface controlled by actions of lower lip (sipping and puffing)
  4. Talking keypad phones are available to facilitate communication for those who are unable to see
  5. For people with speech disabilities, eye-tracking systems amplify the action of eye retina into digital signals to control the mouse cursor that can play games, run applications like Solitaire as well as Skype.
  6. Special devices known as Telecommunication Devices for Deaf (TDDs) help people with hearing impairments to communicate to others via text and a modem use

 

These small modifications can bring a huge change in providing a quality and accident free life to people with disabilities. The convenience, ease and safety that their house provides, rebuilds their confidence and self-esteem, making them independent.

Also read:

  • Looking for tailored advice?

    Schedule a call with our insurance advisors

  • OR
  • Call us:

    1800 2666
Please enter valid name
Please enter a valid mobile number
Please select the Category

Subscribe to our newsletter

Understand insurance better by reading our helpful guides, articles, blogs and other information.

Please enter valid name
Please enter valid Email

Error message here