"D" pulls on cabinets are operable with
one hand and reduce the need for twisting
of the wrist.
Are the controls operable with one hand?
Do they not require any tight grasping,
pinching, or twisting of the wrist? (see Figure 1)
Section 188.8.131.52; 4.25.2
Is there a clear floor space 30 x 48 inches at storage facilities which allows for either
a forward or side approach in a wheelchair?
Section 184.108.40.206; 4.25.3
removable base cabinets so that residents can install laundry machines. In these locations
the wall cabinets may be higher than the UFAS requirements to allow sufficient clearance
and provide fire safety.
If a side approach is provided, is the storage space between 9 and 54 inches from
If a front approach is provided, is the storage
space between 15 and 48 inches from the floor? (see Figure 3)
Section 220.127.116.11; 4.25.4; 4.27.4
Is the hardware operable with one hand and does
it not require any tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist? (see Figure 3)
Products such as this one, called the EZ Shelf, are good
examples of universally designed products. The product increases accessibility by bringing
the stored items in cabinets closer to the user by pulling down a gliding shelf
Are the door pulls for wall cabinets as close to the bottom of the cabinet doors
Are base cabinet handles as close to the top of
the cabinet doors as possible? (see Figure 4)