High School Students Build Home Designed For Wheelchair
July 11, 2003
MADISON HEIGHTS, VIRGINIA--Here's something you don't see everyday . . . but wouldn't it be great if we did?
About 25 students in Heritage High School's building trade classes have built a three bedroom, two bathroom house, specifically designed for people with disabilities.
Their instructor, Jerry Dudley, told the Lynchburg News & Advance that building a house to federal disability standards "was a good learning process." The house has features for wheelchair users such as lower light switches, 3-feet-wide interior doors, and bathrooms with specially built showers.
Movers trucked the 1,236-square-foot house to its permanent location Thursday.
"House built by Heritage students trucked to Madison Heights" (Lynchburg News & Advance)