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How to adapt the house for the blind

According to information from the IBGE, 45.6 million Brazilians declared themselves to have some type of disability in the 2010 census. difficulties to see or even absolute blindness appeared as the most frequent answers given by respondents. In total, 506,000 participants declared that they are blind.

Visually impaired people need a home that meets their needs. (Photo: Disclosure)

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What this article covers:

A home that meets your needs

People who suffer from visual impairments must have an appropriate home. The environments will be planned considering the special needs of the disabled, without interfering with the comfort of other residents.

Inside your home, the visually impaired needs accessibility🇧🇷 He must acquire a certain independence in known space, but this cannot endanger his well-being or health. The rooms need to be planned with the objective of minimize the risk of accidents and sharpen the other senses.

Adaptation of a home for the blind

Check it out below tips for adapting the house for the blind🇧🇷

• Chairs must be kept in the right place, ie next to the table. If they are scattered around the house, they can result in accidents with the blind dweller;

• It is important that there are as few steps as possible inside the house;

• To place bars on the walls of environments helps the disabled to locate themselves;

Bars make it easy to find. (Photo: Disclosure)

• Furniture should not be adorned with ornaments that fall and break easily. Glass pieces, for example, can fall and hurt the visually impaired;

• Touch faucets are more appropriate than screw-on models;

• Non-skid floors help to prevent accidents and improve the accessibility of spaces;

• Doors inside the house should preferably be open. Otherwise, the blind person may become careless and hit his forehead;

• Carpets should be avoided, as the visually impaired may trip over edges that are not fixed to the floor;

• Sound and tactile resources help make the house more accessible to the visually impaired;

Rugs can result in falls, so it’s important to avoid them. (Photo: Disclosure)

• You visually impaired home furniture need to have rounded corners. It is also important that the pieces are heavy and firm;

• Furniture drawers and doors must remain closed, as they tend to make it difficult for a blind person to circulate;

• House passages must be free of obstacles;

• The bars on the perpendicular walls of the bathroom help the blind person to take a shower;

• In cases of difficulties to plan an affordable homeit is recommended to look for a professional specialized in universal design.

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