Tips for Accommodating Persons with Disabilities
10 Ways to Make Your Property More Accessible
- Post clear signage to all wheelchair-accessible entrances.
- Keep your lowered accessible counters clear at all times.
- Mark corners, steps, and edges with high–visibility, contrasting-colored material so that they can be easily seen.
- Have accessible seating for wheelchair users in your office and/or common areas.
- Keep walkways and parking access aisles clear and free of clutter.
- Ensure your premises is well lit.
- Use braille and raised lettering to indicate permanent rooms, such as restrooms.
- In bathrooms, make sure wastebaskets and other moveable objects do not obstruct clear spaces next to the doors. In wheelchair-accessible stalls, keep the area around the toilet and under the sink clear.
- Accommodate service animals.
- Make sure that your accessible areas are always open during normal business hours.
These small steps can make a huge difference in the experience that persons with disabilities and their friends and family have at your property.