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 Entrances
Section 4.14.2
Definition of Service Entrance
An entrance intended primarily for delivery of services. Examples include entrances used to bring food supplies and garbage in and out of a community center, a loading dock entry, a garage door. 
Accessible entrance
Figure 1

Is a service entrance used as the only accessible entrance?
Note: Exception when the only entrance to the building is a service entrance.

Section 4.14.1
Within the boundaries of the site, is the accessible entrance connected by an accessible route to existing public transportation stops, accessible parking and passenger loading zones, and to public streets or sidewalks? (see Figure 1)

Is the accessible entrance connected by an accessible route to all accessible elements or spaces within the building or facility?

Use other survey forms to determine whether or not these spaces have the necessary features. Cross reference to the applicable sections here:

Doors and Gates
Lobbies and Corridors
Parking (to be completed)
Fixing abrupt level changes:
Section 4.14.1; 4.3.8



Vertical change
Figure 2
If there is a vertical level change between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch at or along route to the entrance, is the edge beveled with a slope of 1:2 or less?


If there is a vertical level change greater than 1/2 inch at the entrance, is it treated with a curb ramp, ramp or platform lift? (see Figure 2)

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