wheelchair accessible home

Wheelchair Accessible Kitchen

New Accessible Kitchen and Floors in West Bloomfield- Phase 1- Done! We knew it had potential and a few really big challenges. The first is common to all condos: square footage is tight and we had to maximize it. Luis also had to think about the wheelchair access, so our design allows her to operate in the kitchen with efficiency. ✨👏🏻 Love the New flooring too! 💗

More coming on this project as we begin to remodel the master bathroom... 

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BFA, llc Wheelchair Accessible Kitchens...

Your home should be a reflection of your tastes, your identity and your lifestyle, so you can create a wonderful story in it!🏡 It's time to start dreaming, we make your ideal home a reality.✨

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Accessibility & Technology: Microsoft Xbox Adaptive Controllers

Technology is working alongside Accessibility more than ever.

Microsoft is coming out with adaptive Xbox controllers and we are all excited!

Watch the video bellow to see all the attachments you can use...

Designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a unified hub for devices that help make gaming more accessible. Connect external devices such as switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to create a custom controller experience that is uniquely yours.

Click here to go to Microsoft Xbox website.

 

According to Microsoft Story Labs page

" The new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will be available later this year, can be connected to external buttons, switches, joysticks and mounts, giving gamers with a wide range of physical disabilities the ability to customize their setups. The most flexible adaptive controller made by a major gaming company, the device can be used to play Xbox One and Windows 10 PC games and supports Xbox Wireless Controller features such as button remapping. "
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There is a group of gamers who have tested these controllers. One of the gamers, Dan Bertholomey, is excited for the endless possibilities the controllers have. He now plans on competing again in eSports! 

Another gamer, Solomon Romney said,

"I can customize how I interface with the Xbox Adaptive Controller to whatever I want. If I want to play a game entirely with my feet, I can. I can make the controls fit my body, my desires, and I can change them anytime I want. You plug in whatever you want and go. It takes virtually no time to set it up and use it. It could not be simpler. I get to redesign my controller every day and get to choose how I want to play, Romney said. For me, that's the greatest thing ever." 

There is so much more to read and learn about the Xbox adaptive controllers.

I am very excited but really I am happy this FINALLY exists. Inclusivity matters. Sofia was thinking the same thing as me, It's about time!

Would you use these controllers? Have you made your own adaptive controller?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Transformation Tuesday

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Spring is officially here, which means we can finally spend time outside!

Is your front entrance accessible? Is it ready for the spring?

The BFA, LLC. team just finished this front deck and ramp in Dearborn Heights, MI.

Now our client will be able to soak up the sun, on the porch, while in her wheelchair. Remember, accessible modifications are all about Quality of Life! I think it is safe to say that our client will be living a better quality of life with her new deck and ramp.

Call us today at 734-414-9525 to learn more about accessible entrances.

 

Wellness Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Friends!

In honor of Wellness Wednesday, lets talk about exercise!

There are many kinds of exercises you can do, no matter your age or ability.

What Tyrell told The mighty in his interview is right, “Being disabled, we always have to adapt.” He says "started small" at home, using water battles as weights and from there progressed. Even if you cannot move a certain muscle, ask for help.

Watch the video below that Tyrell Eddy and Lisa Rivera from The Axis Project in New York City, made on 7 simple exercises you can do in a wheelchair.

Click here for the full article and read Tyrell and Lisa's descriptions.

I will leave you all with this quote from Tyrell, 

“Even if you have no mobility, but can move your head, keep moving your head. Keep moving something, The more you do it, the better it gets, the stronger you get.”

What is your favorite exercise? Which exercise looks interesting to you? 

Leave a comment below.

Motivation Monday

This is Dan Holt. He has his law degree and is taking his exam to be able to practice as a lawyer. If you know about Cerebral Palsy, you know that it can't stop you from reaching your goals.

 

Click here to see the BBC article.

Our motivation is being advocates for people with disabilities. Everyone has the right to an accessible home and to live as independently as possible.

What is your motivation? Comment below.

What does BFA, LLC. Offer?

Do you know all the services the BFA, LLC. team provides?

Remodeling consulting

ADA Consulting

Home evaluation

Aging in Place Design

Permitting

Project Approval

Architectural Design

 

Have you considered any of these Specialty Projects?

Whole Home Renovation

Additions

Bathroom

Kitchens

Ramps

Elevators

Ceiling Lifts

Door Opener

Power generators

Grab bars

Repairs

Call us at (734) 414-9525 to schedule an appointment to get your free estimate TODAY!

 

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympics... GO USA!

Are you watching the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympics?

The USA is doing amazing!

Check out the medal standings so far...

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Go to the PyeongChange 2018 Winter Paralympics page here, to stay current on the Paralympic medals.

What is your favorite Paralympic sport?

Update on Macomb Home Remodel

Hey Everyone!

As I mentioned in our last blog post, the BFA LLC. team is currently working on a project in Macomb, MI. The goal is to make the home completely wheelchair accessible, for our client.

Take a look at the video below to see how Beautiful the master bedroom and bathroom is turning out!

Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America Annual Salute to Veterans Gala

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November 11th, 2017 is Veterans Day, where we  honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

The BFA LLC. Family has been involved with the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America for years. We are proud sponsors for the Annual Salute to Veterans Gala. The MPVA is passionate about enhancing the quality of life of Veterans and focuses on the local community. 

The Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America (MPVA) Annual Salute to Veterans Gala will be taking place on Friday, November 10, 2017. This event is a way for all of us to take time out to remember what Veterans Day is all about and it is a day to honor those who are serving, those who have served, and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The Salute to Veterans Gala will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Suburban Collection in Novi, Michigan.

This benefit is the MPVA’s largest annual fundraising event and proceeds will not only assist MPVA programs, but it will also support other organizations serving Michigan’s veterans.

During this time, the MPVA will also striving to host an Online Auction from November 3-17, 2017 in hopes to raise more funds that directly serve our organization’s mission. The Salute to Veterans Online Auction will be available on the website: http://www.biddingforgood.com/mpva/2017.

For more information go to www.michiganpva.org or download the event brochure here