Ocean State Center for Independent Living

Home Access

Assistive Devices

Many people with a disability face barriers that prevent them from living independently in their home, and in many cases they are also unaware of the many devices that can improve that access. OSCIL works with individuals to overcome these barriers by helping them to understand and acquire assistive devices that increase access and independence in the home.

Home Modifications

Sometimes assistive devices might not be enough to overcome access barriers though. If there are physical barriers in the home that need to be addressed, OSCIL’s Home Access/Home Modification team can provide a complete assessment to find the right solution. This might include making modifications to the home itself, like adding a ramp or renovating a bathroom.

Finding Accessible Housing

In some cases modifications to the home might not be possible or an individual might be searching for a new place to live. In that case, OSCIL will work with the person to locate affordable and/or accessible housing, including subsidized apartments and assistive living facilities.