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109.04.7-V. Universal Design Criteria:

AR ADC 109.04.7-VArkansas Administrative Code

West's Arkansas Administrative Code
Title 109. Development Finance Authority
Division 04. Multi-Family Housing
Rule 7. Minimum Design Standards (Refs & Annos)
Ark. Admin. Code 109.04.7-V
109.04.7-V. Universal Design Criteria:
A. Seven percent (7%) of all residential units within the development must comply with the Level 5, “All-Inclusive” usability criteria as set forth in the Arkansas Department of Human Services' “Arkansas Usability Standards in Housing: Guidance Manual for Constructing Inclusive Functional Dwellings.” (AUSH). The AUSH is available on the internet at: http://www.arkansas.gov/adfa/HOME2̈011/UniversalD̈esignD̈oc.pdf.
B. Each unit that is required to meet the Level 5, “All-Inclusive” usability criteria set forth in the AUSH must have at least one bathroom with an “accessible roll-in” shower facility with minimum dimensions of 60″ x 34″ or 42″ x 42″ if a corner shower facility.
C. All ground level residential units in any building and all residential units with elevator access in any building in the development must comply with the Level 1, “Visitable” usability criteria as set forth in the AUSH.
D. All residential units in the development will have “closed-fist” operability throughout the unit, e.g., single handle door levers vs. door knobs; push stick lighting and environmental controls; cabinet doors can be opened with a closed fist; single handle faucets in bathrooms and kitchen.
E. All environmental controls within all residential units in the development must provide visual and tactile cues. For lighting, a “rocker” type switch is sufficient. For thermostats, programmable and digital with raised buttons is required.


Amended Oct. 11, 2009; Nov. 5, 2010; Nov. 23, 2011; Nov. 21, 2012.
Current with amendments received through December 15, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credit for details.
Ark. Admin. Code 109.04.7-V, AR ADC 109.04.7-V
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