Aging & InAccessible

What is it really like to grow old in the Grand Canyon State? Is Arizona still a paradise for retirees? In the "Aging" podcast series, reporter Kathy Ritchie explores the ups and downs of growing old by exploring important issues affecting the state's aging population.
And, in the "InAccessible" podcast series, hear stories of people with disabilities and organizations making the state more accessible.

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InAccessible: Universal Design

Darrel Christenson
Darrel Christenson coordinates efforts at Ability360 to help find accessible housing for people with disabilities.
Contributor
Jaye McAuliffe

People with disabilities can face a double-edged sword when it comes to finding housing. Not only is housing in Phoenix becoming increasingly expensive, but it can also be hard to find a home that’s accessible. In this episode, Host Andrea Pasquale explores the concept of Universal Design, the idea that buildings should be built with accessibility features up front instead of as an afterthought. And John Beaubien describes the modifications he needed to make to his home in order to make it livable.

 

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Producers
Jaye McAuliffe