Housing Design Standards for Accessibility and Inclusion

26% of people have a disability, yet it’s estimated that less than 6% of the national housing supply is designed to be accessible. The Housing Design Standards for Accessibility and Inclusion consist of over 300 Elements, which reflect design operations and choices that include development strategies, building features, or operational policies that support accessibility and inclusion. The Design Standards organize elements by Design Categories, Impact Areas, and Additional Benefits. Click to download the standards and a self-certification tool.

This is an image of the Element Detail sheet for the Design Standards. It shows a sheet diagram showing a design elements and it's explanation through graphics, description, and sources. The left column shows a categorization based on Impact Areas and Additional Benefits. The top right shows the element score and whether it is Essential.

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