What does a barrier free unit mean when applying for an apartment?

Barrier-free unit or design in the Building Code means the building and its facilities can be approached, entered and used by persons with physical or sensory disabilities.

Its usability should not just be a matter of whether or not it is possible for persons with disabilities to perform tasks but also a matter of how dignified, easy and fast it is for them to do so.

Finding a place to live that is accessible and comfortable is more challenging for disabled apartment hunters. But with an awareness of rights and a clear idea of what is needed in an apartment community, the task can be made easier. Check out some guidelines at Apartmentguide.com.

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Updated on Thursday, June 19 2014 at 11:50AM EDT