Development of adaptations to social housing for blind couple in order to opt for a supplementary disability subsidy.

2012

Development of adaptations to social housing for blind couple in order to opt for a supplementary disability subsidy.

As part of the professional practice of architecture in the NGO Techo. Adaptations were developed to the standard dwelling designed by Techo as part of the construction of permanent housing for families in informal settlements. These adaptations were specifically designed for a young blind adult couple. The design included interviews with the users, visits to their previous housing and study of design regulation manuals for blind people. The result was a design manual that would then enable the couple to apply for complementary subsidies to integrate the retrofitting into the new home when it was built.