Products for Independent Living

Products for Independent Living

The RTC/IL creates a wide range of products to support independent living. Please see the categories to the left. You might also check our Resources section for publications, websites, videos and other sources of information.

Alternate Formats

These materials are posted in PDF format, but we also offer alternate formats. Contact us at to request, and see our Policy on Ensuring Access to Information (PDF) to learn about our publication accessibility.


Making Homes Visitable, a Guide for Wheelchair Users and Hosts. By Dot Nary, Ph.D., Brenna A. Buchanan Young, M.A., ARCH, and Val Renault, M.A. In an outdoor setting, a woman bestows a gift of flowers upon another woman, who is a wheelchair userMaking Homes Visitable

This guide for wheelchair users and hosts provides information about how to make a home visitable so everyone can enjoy social gatherings.








Cover of the Guidelines. A wheelchair user and her grandchildren in a home settingGuidelines: How to Write about People with Disabilities

The 9th edition of this RTC/IL classic is available just in time for the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, along with a companion poster.


Ed Roberts - His Words, His Vision

This video presents an early speech by the visionary leader of the independent living movement.