A composite of four people who are speaking. At top left, a person with a beard and red top, at top right, a person with a red shirt sits in front of a black background; bottom left, a man with a blue shirt sits on a recliner, and at bottom right, a woman with glasses.

Video Not Just Ramps—Disability and Housing Justice

What Makes Our Homes Accessible?

Four disability activists tell us what they needed to make their homes accessible, and how difficult it can be to find accessible housing.

This article is part of the Under the Lens series

Not Just Ramps—Disability and Housing Justice

This series explores the intersection of housing and disability. What do we find when we take a disability justice lens to the question of accessible and affordable housing? Shelterforce delves into some of the different laws that are supposed to require accessible spaces and reduce discrimination, the tactics and resources housing developers can use to create disability-forward housing, and lots more.

Accessibility is more than a ramp to the front door. In this video, Shelterforce speaks with four disability activists about what they needed to make their homes accessible, and how difficult it can be to find accessible housing. (Note: What an accessible home means varies a lot from person to person, and this video only represents a small slice.)

For more, including discussions of accessibility for people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities and multiple chemical sensitivities, see Shelterforce’s series, Not Just Ramps: Disability and Housing Justice.

Video by Hudson North Productions

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