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Note, due to character space limitations, any reference to ‘Access’ in the value name, refers to Accessibility.
Access Approach w/Ramp
A minimum of one entrance to the structure with clear, evenly-paved walkway from parking area or pedestrian arrival area; Path of travel does not include a running slope in excess of 1:12 (8.33%); a cross slope exceeding 1:50 (2%); nor level changes of more than 1/2 inch; if slope is over 5%, handrails are required. Level landing; 32 inch clear width opening doors; and adequate lighting on pathway and landing. This is required to be considered "Visitable".
Bedroom has adequate turnaround of 60 inches or other approved turnaround configuration; Closet doors have 32 inch clearance. Accessible environmental controls. Multiple lighting fixtures. This is required to be considered Enhanced Accessible. Optional: Some lower-height storage in closet. Remote control of lighting and environmental controls.
Access Central Living
(Accessible Central Living Area) Hard surface flooring or low-pile carpet, securely attached along edges. Entrances to all rooms on all floors provide 36 inch clear passage. Multiple lighting fixtures installed to provide adaptable lighting for general purpose and tasks. This is required to be considered Enhanced Accessible.
Closet doors are 32” clearance throughout Central Living Area.
Access Common Area
Common Area, used for entertaining guests, is level, with 36-inch passage through and around the space. Required to be considered Visitable.
Minimum 32 inches clear passage; levered handle; threshold, if present, maximum 1/2-inch, but beveled on both sides when over 1/4 inch. Required to be considered Visitable or Enhanced Accessible.
Access Elec/Envir Control
(Accessible Electrical and Environmental Controls) Thermostats and security system controls located on floor with central living area. Control devices for light switches and thermostats at 42-48 inches height off floor and side- to-side. Electrical plugs minimum of 18 inches above floor. This is required to be considered Enhanced Accessible. Optional: Rocker-style light switches; Lighted switches; Automatic/remote control for environmental controls.
Access Elevator Installed
Elevator with minimum 32" door and minimum 36" x 48" turning radius.
Entrance door is a minimum of 32 inches wide; threshold, when present, maximum 1/2-inch, but when over 1/4-inch, is beveled on both sides. The entry door has lever handle for egress. This is required to be considered Visitable. Optional: Entryway is covered; Bench near outside entry door; Motion-detection outside lights. Accessible peephole or other method for inside viewing of anyone outside the entry door. House number easily visible from street by emergency responders.
Home is wired for flashing lights and/or vibrating smoke alarm, doorbell, other alerting features.
Access Full Bath
Bathroom has adequate turnaround: 60 inches or other approved turnaround configuration. Accessible bathing area: Roll-in shower or space for shower chair or transfer bench in bathtub. Slip-resistant surface on bathroom floor and bathtub/shower. Roll-under or side-access to sink, with padded trap. Lighting directly over shower/bathing areas, in addition to general bathroom lighting. This is required to be considered Enhanced Accessible. Optional: Removable cabinet doors and base under sink. Grab bars with shear force of 250 pounds, installed around toilet and shower/tub, with proper backing. Hand-held and/or height-adjustable shower head; automatic water temperature controlled (anti-scald) tub/shower; offset tub/shower controls toward front edge of tub/shower for easy access. Raised toilet (17-19 inches minimum).
Hallway is minimum 36, preferred 42 inches wide (or adequate alternative based on individual configuration). At least one lighting fixture is present.
40" clear turn-around, or 36" clear with clear under-counter space for T-turn space in kitchen, unimpeded by fixtures. Roll-under/adaptable sink with padded trap or side-access to sink. Roll-out shelves in at least 50% of lower cabinets, Roll-under work area (36" clearance). Lighting fixtures directed over all task areas with adaptable control. This is required to be considered Enhanced Accessible. Optional: Adaptable under-sink cabinet with removable doors and cabinet base. Accessible features for upper kitchen cabinets. Space for side-by-side refrigerator (minimum 36 inches); Contrasting color counter edges for vison accessibility.
Access Kitchen Appliances
Stove controls in front or side, at countertop height; Oven with side-access door at counter level; Microwave is at counter level. This is required to be considered Enhanced Accessible. Optional: Raised dishwasher. Microwave has clear work area below or to the right side.
Handrails on both sides of stairs, extended when possible, with shear force of 250 pounds. Interior and exterior stairs have adequate number of light fixtures for full coverage. Non-slip stair treads. If stairs are carpeted, covering is non-moveable, low-pile carpet. This is required to be considered Enhanced Accessible. Optional: Stair treads are in high contrast colors for increased visibility.
Raised clothes washer and/or dryer, front controls, side opening, both open to center.
Adaptable Bathroom Walls
Reinforced main bathroom walls, including bath or shower, to permit installation of grab bars (with shear force of 250 pounds) and/or fixtures in the future. This is required to be considered Enhanced Accessible.
Adaptable For Elevator
Stacked closets in a multi-story house for possible future conversion to an elevator.
Track installed in ceiling for lift chair (Hoyer lift).
Central Living Area
Central Living Area includes: Common Area, hallway(s), full or 3/4 bathroom, kitchen, at least one bedroom, access to environmental controls, and access to floors above main floor, if necessary.
The Common Area is the portion of the home near accessible entrance, used for entertaining guests.
Custom Wheelchair Access
(Customized Wheelchair Accessible) Customized accessibility for specific size or style of wheelchair or scooter.
Electronic Enviro Control
(Electronic Environmental Controls) Programmable electronic controls for thermostat, lights, security system and automatic doors.
The Central Living Area is fully accessible for lifelong living by all residents, no matter their ability. A person in a wheelchair or with other disability is able to perform all personal and housekeeping tasks. Persons without disabilities are also able to perform basic tasks with greater ease. To be considered "Enhanced Accessible" the home also includes all "Visitable" features.
Exterior Wheelchair Lift
Mechanical wheelchair lift is installed outside the home to facilitate barrier-free approach.
All doors, faucets and other mechanisms throughout central living area are lever, hands-free or other style that can be controlled with a closed, clenched fist or weak hands. This is required to be considered Enhanced Accessible. Optional: Wire pull (D-ring) handles or equivalent or easy touch latches on cabinets and drawers.
Reinforced floors for bariatric needs, power wheelchairs, therapeutic tub or heavy medical equipment.
Safe Emergency Egress
(Safe Emergency Egress from Home) Minimum two, no-step, accessible egresses from Central Living Area. Window locks are 19 to 54 inches from the floor and can be opened with a closed fist. Emergency egress windows in sleeping areas require minimal effort to open. This is required to be considered Enhanced Accessible.
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Smart Home (computer-controlled) and/or smart products — for example, voice activated controls, voice reminder, remote monitoring of individuals with dementia.
Stair lift with motorized rail to climb interior or exterior stairway installed professionally.
Backup generator for refrigeration of medications, life-sustaining medical equipment or essential room temperature control.
Therapeutic whirlpool, properly installed.
The home is “visitable” for all guests: a person in a wheelchair can easily enter the home and access the main Common Area, a half-bathroom at minimum, and the hall leading to that bathroom.
Bathroom that is closest to Common Area. Minimum half bath. Door has minimum 32-inch clear width opening; lever handles. Minimum 60-inch turnaround or other approved turnaround configuration (30" x 48" clear space if door opens out.). Grab bar installed in toilet area with proper blocking. This is required to be considered Visitable.
Treads are minimum 25 inches deep, with maximum 4 inches rise, minimum 36 inches wide. May be a custom feature in addition to approach with ramp.