What measures do apartments in Orlando take to be handicap accessible?

Photo of Solis at Winter ParkNotice how open and easily accessible this living room is.

Orlando apartments are required to take certain measures when it comes to keeping their apartments handicap accessible. This is great if you yourself are handicapped or you have a loved one that’s handicapped. When living with a handicap having an apartment that goes the extra mile to help accommodate your handicap can be extremely beneficial to the quality of life you experience in your apartment. Luckily there are quite a few measures Orlando apartments take to make sure they are accessible to everyone.

One of the first steps Orlando apartments take to make themselves handicap accessible is to make sure they have an accessible building entrance on an accessible route. Having accessible routes like this may not seem incredibly important to the layman but those with a handicap know how grueling it can be trying to navigate a place without any special accommodations. An example of these accessible entrances and routes would be a ramp up to the building with handrails, perfect for a wheel chair to navigate or just for the use of those who find walking up stairs to be an unusually difficult task. They might also include an elevator in the building if there are handicap accessible apartments on a higher floor.

Apartments in Orlando also provide handicap accessible common use and public areas. This means places like the clubhouse or other community amenities will come equipped with accessibility options that make it easier on those who are handicapped to navigate their apartment community. They also provide usable doors for all those who are handicapped including those in a wheel chair. Many times these doors will be automatic or can be opened with a push of a button. Other times this might mean that the door knob is lowered so those in a wheelchair can reach with no problem.

If you were to ask fellow apartment renters how important it is to them to have easily maneuverable apartments I can almost guarantee you it would be a necessary amenity for them. This will mean that the doorways, hallways, and space in general should be easily accessible to anyone, including those with a handicap. To help make things easily maneuverable this might include wider doorways so those in wheelchairs can maneuver through doorways with ease. You’ll also find that light switches, air conditioning controls, electrical outlets, and other environmental controls will be located accessible to any handicap; including those in a wheel chair. Usable kitchens and bathrooms will also be provided to anyone with a handicap. This might mean lower counter tops, easily accessible sinks, and more. It may also mean that furnished apartments are furnished in a way that is still accessible for those in wheel chairs or suffering from other handicaps.

Reinforced walls in bathrooms are another plus you can expect from some Orlando apartments. With the addition of reinforced walls it gives one an opportunity to install the use of grab bars in the bathroom. These are especially important for those who need some assistance when it comes to getting up and down in some very private moments.

Orlando apartments strive to make improvements all of the time when it comes to making their apartments handicap friendly. When looking for an apartment in the area you may find that certain apartments come equipped with even more features catered to make their handicapped residents are treated fair and equally.


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