Accessible Design in Public Housing: NYCHA Staff Training Program

Version 4.0 July, 2001

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Edward Steinfeld and Danise Levine, 2001
Additional information
Dwelling Units
Range/Cooktop/Oven
Section 4.34.6.6; 4.34.6.2
Clear floor space
Figure 1

Is a clear floor space at least 30 x 48 inches which allow either a forward or parallel approach provided at the range or cooktop?

    
Section 4.34.6.6;4.34.6.3;4.27
Oven controls
Figure 2

Can the controls be operated with one hand, and do they not require any tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist?

Note: Appliances that are in compliance might not be present at time of inspection. NYCHA generally installs appliances just prior to tenant moving in.

    

Examples of universal design in ranges

Front mounted controls

Side mounted controls
These two illustrations show ranges with front and side mounted controls that 
reduce the need to reach across hot burners to operate.
Range controls
Figure 3

Does the location of the controls allow them to be used without reaching across burners?
 
Note: Appliances that are in compliance might not be present at time of inspection. NYCHA generally installs appliances just prior to tenant moving in.

    
Section 4.34.6.7
Is the oven self-cleaning?

Note: NYCHA does not provide self-cleaning ovens.

    

Note: NYCHA does not typically install adjustable height counters.  A removable base cabinet will be installed but the countertop will be fixed at 34 in. above the finished floor.  If a self cleaning oven is installed, the clear space next to the oven is not necessary but a work counter that can be adapted for knee clearance is still needed somewhere in the kitchen.
Knee space
Figure 4

Is it located next to an adjustable height counter with knee space below?

    
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