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Guidelines
  • Are all public spaces on an accessible route of travel?
  • Is an accessible route to all public spaces at least 36" wide?
  • Is there a 5' circle or a T-shaped space for a person using a wheelchair to reverse direction at the end of aisle ways?
  • Do doors into public spaces have at least a 32" clear opening?
  • On the pull side of doors, next to the handle, is there at least 18" of clear wall space so that a person using a wheelchair or crutches can get near to open the door?
  • Can doors be opened without too much force? The maximum is five pounds for interior doors.
  • Are door handles 48" high or less and operable with a closed fist?
  • Are threshold edges les than 0.25" high, or if beveled edge, less than 0.75" high?
  • If emergency systems are provided, do they have both flashing lights and audible signals?
  • Are all aisles and pathways to materials and services at least 36" wide?
  • Is carpeting low-pile, tightly woven, and securely attached along edges?
  • In circulation paths through public areas, are all obstacles cane-detectable (located within 27" of the floor or higher than 80", or protruding less than 4" from the wall)?

More Information
For additional information regarding these guidelines, please contact the Building Inspections Department at (918) 358-3506.


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