A. Accessible Route


UFAS 4.1.2(1)




At least one accessible route shall connect all parts within a facility and to the outside, i.e., parking, sidewalks, and streets


UFAS 4.3


Minimum 36 clearance except at doors


UFAS 4.3.4


If route is less than 60 wide, 60 x 60 passing space minimum every 200


UFAS 4.3.5


Minimum 80 clearance for headroom


UFAS 4.3.6


Surface should be non-slip, firm and stable


UFAS 4.3.7


Slopes should not exceed 1:20. If slope is greater, apply criteria for ramps and curb ramps (parts 1.C. and 1.D. below)


UFAS 4.3.8


Changes in levels should not exceed .5 or ramp should be curbed


B. Parking


UFAS 4.1.1


If any visitor parking is provided by HR, at least one space shall be accessible. More may be needed, depending on number of spaces provided


UFAS 4.6.2


Space(s) should be located closest to accessible entrance on an accessible route


UFAS 4.6.3


Space(s) should be minimum 96 wide


UFAS 4.6.3


Width of aisle adjacent to accessible space is minimum 60 wide


UFAS 4.6.3


Slope of space and access aisle maximum of 1:50


UFAS 4.6.4

Signage on space should show access



C. Curb Ramps


UFAS 4.7.1


Curb ramps should be used wherever an accessible route crosses a curb


UFAS 4.7.2


Maximum slope 1:12


UFAS 4.7.3


Minimum width 36


UFAS 4.7.5




If curb ramp is used where pedestrians walk or if there are no handrails or guard rails, then curb ramp must have flared sides and maximum slope of flare 1:10


D. Ramps


UFAS 4.8.1



A ramp should be used at any part of an accessible route with a slope greater than 1:20


UFAS 4.8.2


Slope should be least possible with a maximum of 1:12 except at curb ramps


UFAS 4.8.5


If ramp rise is more than 6 and run is more than 72, handrails 30 to 34 high extending 1 beyond top and bottom of ramp shall be provided


UFAS 4.8.7


Ramp must have walls, railing, projecting surfaces, or curbs at least 2 high to prevent slipping off ramp


UFAS 4.8.4


Provide level landing as wide as ramp and minimum 60 long at top and bottom of ramp and at each turn of ramp


E. Entrances and Interior Doors


UFAS 4.1.2



At least one principle entrance

on an accessible route



UFAS 4.13.2


Standard single or double-leaf hinged door


UFAS 4.13.5


Minimum 32 clear opening


UFAS 4.13.9


Maximum height 48 with push/pull type or lever operated


UFAS 4.13.11


Opening force of maximum 8.5 lbf. exterior hinged door or 5 lbf. Interior hinged, sliding, or folding door


UFAS 4.13.8


Thresholds at doorways should be maximum 5 high with leveled edge and maximum slope of 1:2




F. Toilet Rooms


UFAS 4.1.2(10)


If toilet facilities are provided each shall be accessible


UFAS 4.3.2(2)


The toilet shall be located on an accessible route


UFAS 4.13.5


Minimum of 32 clear opening at entrance door with lever handle or push/pull type hardware


UFAS 4.13.11(2)(b)


The door closer shall be 5 lbf. Maximum effort to open


UFAS 4.16.2


There shall be clear, unobstructed space to allow for wheelchair traffic


UFAS 4.17.3

Fig. 30


If toilet stalls are provided, at least one meets the requirements of figure 30, and meet the requirements pertaining to water closets


UFAS 4.17.6


Grab bars 33-36 high should be provided at back and side of water closet. Grab bars should be 1.25 to 1.5 diameter and be 1.5 clear of wall


UFAS 4.16.3


Water closet seat height is 17 - 19


UFAS 4.16.6


Toilet paper dispenser height is 19 minimum above floor


UFAS 4.19.2


Lavatory maximum height is 34; drain and hot water pipes shall be insulated. There should exist minimum 29 clearance below apron


UFAS 4.18.2



If urinals are provided, at least one should be wall mounted with basin opening maximum 17 from floor and 30 x 48 clear floor space provided in front


UFAS 4.27.3


Towel dispenser and disposal unit height should be mounted with operable part 40 maximum from floor


G. Doors


UFAS 14.3.5


Width of door opening is at least 32 between the face of the door and the stop


UFAS 14.13.6


Provide adequate maneuvering clearance at door


UFAS 14.13.9


Door hardware should be mounted no higher than 48 above the floor


UFAS 14.13.7


If two hinged or pivoted doors are used in a series, the space between the two doors should be minimum 48 plus the width of any door swinging into space


UFAS 14.13.9


Door hardware should be easy to handle, shape that is easy to grasp with one hand and does not require tight grasping, tight pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate




H. Elevators


UFAS 4.1.2(5)



At least one elevator should serve each level on an accessible route in a multi-story facility


UFAS 4.10.1,2


Operation should be automatic and each car should have a self-leveling device


UFAS 4.10.9


Elevator cars shall have minimum side opening of 51 x 68 and minimum front opening of 51 x 80


UFAS 4.10.3


Hall call buttons shall be lighted and centered at a maximum 42 from floor


UFAS 4.10.12


Car controls shall be no higher than 48 with buttons that are at least and marked with raised characters





Entrance and Inside Circulation



UFAS 4.5.1


Floor surface of the unit should be firm, stable and slip-resistant


UFAS 4.13.5


All doors, including the entrance door, within the unit are accessible. For evaluation of doors, see part 1.G. above


B. Bathrooms


For specific guidelines not included below, see part 1.F. above.


UFAS 3.23.2


Door should swing out of room. If it swings into room, it should not swing into clear floor space required for fixtures


UFAS 14.16.2


Provide adequate clear floor space at water closet


UFAS 14.16.3


The top of the toilet seat should be between 17 and 19 from the floor


UFAS 14.16.4


Structural reinforcement should be in place that will allow installation of grab bars



UFAS 14.16.6


Toilet paper dispenser should be within reach


UFAS 14.2.4

Fig. 33


If bathtub is provided, bathtub should have clear floor space of 30 - 48 depending upon bathtub location


UFAS 14.2.4

Figs. 34-48


Structural reinforcements should allow installation of grab bars at 33 - 36 around the tub




Fig. 48


Faucets and other controls for a bathtub should be located in the appropriate space and shall be operable with one hand and not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. The force shall be no more than 5 lbf.


UFAS 4.21.3

Fig. 35


If shower is provided, the stall size and clear floor space should be minimum 36 x 36 or comply with figure 35


UFAS 4.21.3


A seat 17 - 19 should be provided in the shower


UFAS 2.21.4


Structural reinforcement for placement of grab bars 33- 36 should be in place


UFAS 4.21.5


Faucets and other controls should be easy to grasp with one hand, not require tight grasping, tight pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate


UFAS 4.19.3


There should be clear floor space of 30 minimum in front of sinks


UFAS 4.19.2


Sinks should provide 29 minimum exposed knee space and provide knee clearance of 8 minimum, toe clearance of 6 maximum, and be mounted with the rim no higher than 34 above the floor



C. Kitchen




Clearances in galley kitchens between all opposing base cabinets, counter tops, appliances, or walls should be minimum 40 and in U-shaped kitchens clearances should be minimum 60




Clear floor space of at least 30 by 48 that allows either a forward or a parallel approach to all appliances (range or cook top, oven, and refrigerator) by person in a wheelchair




Sinks and surrounding counter should be minimum of 30 wide, provide exposed knee space, and be placed at maximum 34 above the floor




At least one 30 work surface counter top space with exposed knee space should be provided at height of 34 above the floor




Standard ovens and cook tops are permitted if the controls are front mounted




Refrigerator/freezers must provide at least 50 percent of the freezer space below 54 above the floor, and have 100 percent of the refrigerator space and controls below 54


D. Alarms


UFAS 4.28.2


The unit should have an audible alarm system which produces a sound that exceeds the prevailing equivalent sound level in the room or space by at least 15 decibels


UFAS 4.28.3


For visually accessible units, wiring should be installed to provide a visible alarm system, electrically powered, internally illuminated