which we should & could have been doing for decades?
because they're only thinking about elevators that are set into an elevator shaft?
when the truth is, platform lifts are affordable, can be mounted to stairs in many cases, and really don't take that much space?
but it's still a pretty good solution for retrofits.
instead of frantically searching for an accessible house, or bringing the disabled person into an institution, they can just install a lift. cause it's standard.
imagine how many people would live in homes with a lift they don't need... and then would not have to move when they start needing it
but you know what's worse than needing 10 minutes to reach the ground floor?
not being able to get there AT ALL.