Home Entry Accessibility
Provide a Safe & Accessible Entryway
You can create a safe and accessible entryway by adding a ramp, railing system and motion activated lighting. You can also make your home easy to enter with a 36 inch wide entry door, lever door knobs and electronic keypad locks.

Another way to make your home more accessible is to have the change in level from the exterior entry floor to the interior floor be no more than a half an inch.
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Locks and Knobs
When installing an entry door to make your home more accessible, it should be at least 36 inches wide and your threshold should not be more than half an inch tall.
Make your home and rooms easier to enter by installing lever handle door knobs, in place of round or bell shape knobs, and an electronic keypad lock for your entry door.
- Easier to enter your home when carrying groceries or young children
- Provides easier access for individuals in a wheelchair
- A smaller threshold makes your home easier to step into
- Minimizes tripping hazards
- Electronic keypad locks prevent you from fumbling with keys when entering your home
- Allows you to enter your rooms quickly with less effort
- Lever handle door knobs are easier to use
- Eliminates the need to twist your wrist
Outdoor Lighting
Ramps and Railings
Keeping your entryway well-lit is a great way to keep your home safe and accessible. By installing motion activated or solar lighting, you will have light when you need it.
Your home will be easier for everyone in your family to enter when you install a ramp and railing system. It can create a safe and welcoming atmosphere.
- A better illuminated entryway to improve navigation at night
- Light when you need it
- There is no need to get up to turn a light on for visitors
- No need to flip a switch when you need light
- Railings provide a support system to help you and your loved ones enter your home
- Easier and safer to use than stairs
- Minimizes tripping hazards
- Provides easier entry for individuals using wheelchairs and walkers