Assistive Technology: Garage

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Accessible threshold.

Garages can present challenges that other rooms in the home do not:  

Is the garage wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair exiting from a van, or will the person have to exit the van outdoors? 

Is the garage entrance at least seven feet high for the ban clearance? 

Height may vary for roof-modified vans. Is there an automatice garage door opener? 

Are the thresholds in the garage accessible to wheelchairs, walkers or people with limited mobility? 

Are gardening and other tools hung low enough to be easily reached?