- If there are stairs at the main entrance, is there also a ramp, lift, or other alternative accessible entrance? (Note: Do not use a service entrance as the accessible entrance unless there is no other option.)
- Do all inaccessible entrances have signs indicating the location of the nearest accessible entrance?
- Can the alternate accessible entrance be used independently?
- Does the entrance door have at least 32 inches clear opening (measured doorframe to door)?
- For a double door, does it have at least one 32 inches leaf?
- Is there at least 18 inches of clear wall space on the pull side of the door, next to the handle?
- Is the threshold edge less than 0.25 inches high or, if a beveled edge, less than 0.75 inches high?
- If provided, are carpeting or mats a maximum of 0.5 inches high?
- Are edges securely installed to minimize tripping hazards?
- Is the door handle no higher than 48 inches and operable with a closed fist? (Note: For the closed fist test for handles and controls, try opening the door or operating the control using only one hand, held in a fist. If you can do it, so can a person who has limited use of their hands.)
- Can doors be opened without too much force? The maximum is five pounds for interior doors.
- If the door has a closer, does it take at least three seconds to close?
- Does the accessible entrance provide direct access to the main floor, lobby, or elevator?
For additional information regarding these guidelines, please contact the Building Inspections Department at (918) 358-3506.