“Making Rural Development Multifamily Projects Accessible” Based on work by Larry Fleming. RD Olympia State Office, April 2014. Accessibility Laws. Four Federal laws impact accessibility for MFH projects:. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973)
RD Olympia State Office, April 2014
Four Federal laws impact accessibility for MFH projects:
No accessible route connecting major elements on site: parking-office-apartment- all amenities and public transportation.
There are prescribed maximum slopes to comply with law: the slope of walking surfaces in walking direction should not exceed 1:20 (5%), accessible parking not steeper than 1:50 (2%), ramps not steeper than 1:12 (8.333%), ramp landing 2% slope maximum, sidewalk in front of exterior door on the accessible route 2% maximum.…
Example: Accessible” 307.4 Vertical Clearance under the stairs shall be 80 inches minimum. Rails or other barriers shall be provided where the vertical clearance is less than 80 inches
Example: Accessible” FIG. 502.4 PARKING SPACE ACCESS AISLE 502.7 Identification703.6.3.1. Signs identifying van parking spaces shall be 60 inches minimum above the floor of the parking space.