Physical Access


Video only: “Hassle Factors” Introduction

Video only: “Hassle Factors” Physical Access



    • Health Care (clinic/outpatient) Facilities Access (2008), (last accessed 9.14.10), Covers the basics of physical access for clinicians and medical office staff, provides links and listing including:
      • Removing common barriers,
      • Path-of-travel,
      • Resources for facility surveys,
      • Accessible office fixtures and hardware, and


    • Improving Accessibility with Limited Resources (2008), (last accessed 9.14.10), Covers:
      • Barrier removal as a continuing obligation, and
      • Ideas, illustrations and examples of low-cost barrier removal:
      • Installing portable ramps for access to buildings,
      • Lever door handles,
      • Clear 32” path-of-travel,
      • Repositioning a soap and/or paper towel dispenser to be in reach range,


  • Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal (1995) – (last accessed 9.13.10) Easy-to-use survey tool helps users to identify barriers in their facilities. The completed checklists and work sheets are the kind of documentation that organizations should keep on file to demonstrate that they are making a good faith effort to comply with the requirements of the ADA.