- A term used to define how available a location, product or service is for those with disabilities or special needs. Features commonly used to improve handicap accessibility can include wheelchair ramps, elevators, grab bars in bathrooms, and Braille signs.
wheelchair access, accessibility, wheelchair accessibility
Related Terms and Acronyms
- Business Continuation Insurance — Definition,
- Insurance that provides coverage in the event that someone integral to the operation of a business dies or becomes disabled.
- Custodial Care — Definition,
- Care for individuals who find themselves unable to perform the activities of daily living but at the same time are not in need of constant medical care.
- Disability — Definition,
- A condition that limits or completely inhibits an individual's ability to work or perform everyday tasks.
- Disability Insurance (DI) — Acronym, Important,
- Insurance that covers individuals who develop a condition that hinders their ability to work.
- Home Care — Definition,
- Medical and/or non-medical care provided directly in a person's home.
- Housing Discrimination — Definition,
- The illegal practice of discriminating against buyers or renters of dwellings on the basis of race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, family status or disability.
- Long Term Care Insurance (LTC) — Acronym, Important,
- Insurance that covers health care costs for individuals with chronic or disabling conditions.
- Mortgage Disability Insurance — Definition, Important,
- Insurance that covers mortgage payments if a policyholder becomes disabled.
- Own-Occupation Provision — Definition,
- Insurance that triggers when a policyholder is unable to work in his or her own occupation due to disablement.
- Residual Benefit — Definition,
- Insurance benefits paid to individuals who lose income due to a covered disability.
- Respite Care — Definition,
- Medical or non-medical care provided for a sick or disabled person which is arranged to give a primary caregiver respite for a short or extended period of time.