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Housing: Porch/garden

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Garden with raised bedsAccessible garden
Architect-designed wheelchair accessible garden with raised beds at various heights
Raised planting bedsAccessible herb garden
Raised beds facilitate gardening especially for wheelchair users.
Accessible patio showing house entranceAccessible patio
Raising the entire patio to the same level as the house avoids ramps directly in front of the entry door.
User on paved surface in front of entranceAccessible patio and garden
A paved path enables the user to easily drive around the entire house
Terrace with exit from living roomAccessible terrace
Accessible terrace
Container for gardeningContainer gardening
Wooden containers make gardening easier for wheelchair users
Flower box on wheelsFlower box on wheels
Portable flower box on patio - suitable for wheelchair users
Flower pot on legsFlower pot on legs
Raised flower pot on casters - suitable for wheelchair users
Garden toolsGarden tools
Short-handled garden tools work best when working in easily accessible raised beds
Glassed-in patio with ramp to gardenGlassed-in patio
Glassed-in patio with ramps for wheelchair users
User opens sliding door to enclosed patioGlassed-in patio with infrared heating
A glassed-in patio allows people who freeze easily to be outdoors on chilly days and evenings – suitable for wheelchair users
Glassed in terrace with sliding doorsGlassed-in terrace
Spacious terrace in wheelchair accessible house
Raised bed with old window next to itHomemade raised beds
Accessible raised beds that also work as greenhouses
Drip or sweat hose in raised bedsIrrigation of raised beds
Drip and sweat hoses – simple way for wheelchair users to water the garden
Garden with asphalt-paved path up to the  terrace by the houseNatural garden
Accessible natural garden
Clothes dryer seen from the terraceOutdoor clothes dryer
Outdoor clothes dryer placed so a wheelchair user can hang laundry
Patio table and user, who slides under with PermobilOutdoor furniture
Outdoor furniture suitable for persons who use electric wheelchair
Stone-dust pathPaths
Stone-dust paths in wheelchair accessible garden
The user holds onto the railingRailing along path
Railing along path helps persons with impaired gait
Raised beds made from pallet collarsRaised beds from pallet collars
Easy to make, simple accessible raised beds
User by raised bedsRaised garden beds
Easily accessible raised garden beds for wheelchair users
Ramp between patio and garden. Photo: Katharina RatzkaRamp between patio and garden
Ramp to the garden - suitable for wheelchair users
The user drives on a wooden ramp over a ditchRamp to garden
Ramp across ditch on a wheelchair-accessible lot
User by upper raised bedResidential garden
Residential garden with raised beds
Riding lawnmowerRiding lawnmower
Wheelchair user can mow lawn with an MTD riding lawnmower
User at table – extendedSeating with folding table
Folding table – a place to sit in the sun
User drives up the ramp to the patioTiled patios
Paving or tiles increases accessibility for persons who have compromised arm strength and use a manual wheelchair
Stand with bucket for hose nozzleWatering accessible raised beds
Watering system that can be handled by a wheelchair user
Spacious wood terrace with glass door to living roomWell-planned wood terrace
Large easily accessible wood terrace that makes it possible for a wheelchair user to easily spend time outdoors on a sloping lot
User on pathWheelchair accessible path to dock
A power wheelchair works best on gravel path by lake
Entrance door with exit to the deckWooden deck
Spacious wooden deck outside single-family home – suitable for wheelchair users
User by patio furniture on deckWooden deck outside adapted house
Spacious wooden deck suitable for wheelchair users