Specific criteria for visitability, called Type C (Visitable
) Units, is now included in the ANSI A117.1 guidelines.
design features for a home include at least one entrance with no step, wider doorways and hallways, and a bathroom on the main level with enough space to be used by someone in a wheelchair."
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Home Design Guidelines were created by the city in partnership with the Center for Disability Rights and members of the housing development community.
A home is visitable
when it meets three basic requirements: there's at least one zero-step entrance at the front, back or side of the house and all doorways on the main floor have at least 32 inches of clearance and at least a half bath on the main floor.
Habitat for Humanity, for example, has agreed to incorporate visitable
homes in their program and built more than 800 to date.
* At least one no-step entrance accessed via a visitable
Making your home accessible and therefore "visitable
" begins with the doorways.