Accessible residence generally means that the dwelling meets mandatory requirements for accessible housing found in federal, state, and local laws and building codes. Accessible residences must have entrances that do not require use of stairs, and must have accessible routes throughout the building. Among other considerations, accessible residence needs may include sufficiently wide doors and clear floor space for wheelchairs, alterations to desk or counter spaces, special handles for doors, and special bathroom fixtures.
- The Center for Universal Design Publications List: Housing
- National Institutes of Health, Medline Plus: Fine Motor Control
- ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities
Related Functional Characteristics
Motor Skill (Gross Upper) : Accommodations may need to be made in the student's residential environment if the ability to lift is required.
Motor Skill (Gross Lower) : Alterations may need to be made to furniture arrangements in order to accommodate clear travel paths for wheelchairs or motorized scooters.
Motor Skill (Fine) : Students with fine motor skill impairments may need special doorknobs, keypads, locks, or automatic doors for their individual residence hall room.
Reach Restriction : Accommodations may need to be made in the student's residential environment if the student is unable to reach doorknobs, desks, shelves or other building features.
The Building Accepting Campus Communities (BACC) project was funded by the US Department of Education Office of Secondary Education grant #P333A080070-09. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.