Accessible Design in Public Housing: NYCHA Staff Training Program

Version 4.0 July 9, 2001

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Edward Steinfeld and Danise Levine, 2001
Additional information Common/Public Spaces
 
Management office
Section 4.13
Under the VCA, management 
offices do not have to be accessible
if technically infeasible. Management
services can be provided by meeting
residents elsewhere.
 
Do the doors comply with 4.13?

Use other survey form to determine whether or not th
is spaces have the necessary features.

- Doors and Gates
 
Section 4.3.3
 

Figure 1

Are aisles at least 36 inches wide except at doors?

    
 
Controls
 
Section 4.27.3
Although not necessary as a 
public accommodation, as places 
of employment management offices
need accessible controls.
 

Figure 2 

Are light switches and similar devices between 15 and 54 inches from the floor when the clear floor space allows a parallel approach?

OR

Are they between 15 and 48 inches when the clear floor space allows only a forward approach?

    

 
Other considerations
 
Section 4.5.1
 
Floors in all accessible rooms and spaces must be stable, firm, and slip-resistant.
 
Section 4.5.3
 
If carpet or carpet tile is used on the floor,  it must be securely attached.
 
Use a low pile type of carpet with low dense pile and a firm pad or no pad.
 
Identifying signs must be tactile as well as visual.

Use other survey form to determine whether or not this spaces have the necessary features.

- Lobbies and Corridors
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