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No matter how accessible the route to the main entrance of a building or facility may be, the entrance is another area in which common accessibility mistakes occur. Improperly marked entrances, heavy doors, skinny doors, inaccessible hardware and the lack of a ramp or lift are often the primary mistakes at entrances. Please see the following standards in order make an accessible entrance:

Remember that a proper access route is needed for a person with a disability to even get to the entrance. Please refer to the access route section for more information. Also, note that automatic door openers are not a requirement of the ADA; however, it is a best practice to install these openers wherever possible to become fully accessible.

Click Here for Interactive Standards Map for Entrances »

Funding for this site was provided by:

Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council
Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living