Piece by Piece Webinar on “Visitability” Set for November 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Please mark your calendars for a unique webinar on Wednesday, November 14 at 1:30 p.m.,hosted by Piece by Piece, ARC’s Aging Services Division, and Enterprise Community Partners.

Webinar Description

Basic Home Access (“Visitability”) is a movement to change home construction practices so that virtually all new homes — not merely those custom-built for occupants who currently have disabilities or those designated  for older people — offer a few specific features making the home easier for mobility-impaired people to live in and visit. Visitability is a critical element to creating lifelong neighborhoods where people can age in place and are not forced to leave their home due to an unanticipated mobility impairment. It is a stunning fact that of new houses built in 2000, 60% will have a resident with a long-term, severe mobility impairment at some point during the lifetime of the house itself (Journal of the American Planning Association). Basic home access is surprisingly affordable, and broad visitability policies have already been put in place in some locales.

As Housing and Community Development professionals and planners, it is critical that we understand the concept of visitability. This is particularly important as we consider not just new construction but the growing inventory of foreclosed and vacant properties requiring rehab for future use.

The presenter will be Eleanor Smith, founder and president of Concrete Change. As the leader of Concrete Change, Eleanor was awarded the 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and Goizueta School of Business, for the organization’s work promoting affordable, accessible integrated housing.

Please RSVP to Marisa Ghani at mghani@atlantaregional.com by November 9.

To log into the webinar, visit https://enterprisecommunity.webex.com/enterprisecommunity/j.php?ED=207461437&UID=506098962&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D. Once you follow the link and sign in to the event, the dial-in information for your phone will appear. Please log in via computer first and then follow the dial-in instructions that appear in your web browser. This is to ensure that you enter the correct caller ID, which will ensure that the audio on your phone is in sync with the video on your computer.

For those who plan to dial in and listen to audio only:

Call-in number: 1-866-469-3239

Meeting code: 653 211 302

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