Design a community that can be accessed by all people.
Implement at least two of the following:
- Provide audible signals where visual signals exist at crosswalks
- Design and/or retrofit 100% of property is reachable by ADA compliant route.
- Designate at least 20% of each residential dwelling unit category to certify as an Easy Living Home, or a similar standard designed for universal access. (For example, twobedroom units in multi-unit building, three-bedroom units in a multi-unit building, and twobedroom detached units are distinct categories.)
Easy Living Certification or equivalent to include the following standards:
- Easy Access: A step-free entrance into the central living area of the home from a driveway, sidewalk or firm route into the main floor.
- Easy Passage: The exterior door that provides the step-free entrance and all interior doorways provide easy passage, with a 2’10” or 3’0” door or other solution that allows a minimum of 32” clear passage.
- Easy Use: A bedroom, kitchen, entertainment area and a full bathroom with designated maneuvering space of 30” x 48” rectangle in front of the sink, commode and tub or shower, all located on the main floor accessible via the step-free entrance.
Easy Living Home: http://www.easylivinghome.org/
- Construction documents, such as street details and transportation plans, clearly identifying the location and specification of universal accommodations, such as audible signals and ramps.
- Design guidelines or regulating plan directing the design of dwelling units; or architectural drawings of the universal units or letter from the architect of register confirming the units are designed to for universal access (Easy Living Certification or equivalent).
- Inspection by an ECC Technical Advisor.