University of Illinois builds dorms with motorized blinds

Aug 19 2010

University of Illinois builds dorms with motorized blinds
University of Illinois builds dorms with motorized blinds
Thousands of college freshman will be moving away from home in the coming weeks, but the move is even more meaningful for 18-year-old Kelsey Rozema, who has limited use of her arms and legs. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rozema will be moving into a new dorm at the University of Illinois that is specially designed to help students with physical disabilities.

The news source reports that among the features are sensor activated faucets, a wireless pager that provides 24-hour assistance and motorized blinds installed on the windows. The university is one of the leading schools in the country when it comes to providing services for students with disabilities.

"[These features represent] a remarkable statement about the commitment of this campus to ensure that those who are most marginalized in their access," Brad Hedrick, director of the university's disability services told the news provider.

Motorized blinds can be helpful to homeowners who are living with senior citizens or other individuals who are unable to easily adjust the blinds as they can be raised or lowered from across the room with the push of a button.
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