Universal Design / 24” Electrical Outlets

4th Floor - Virtual Tour

It's called Universal design because it works for everyone and everything from the lighting to the surface of the floors has been deliberately chosen to accommodate the widest range of disabilities in ways that are not noticeable.

Wall outlets are mounted no lower than 18” AFF and no higher than 38” AFF. Outlets below counters have been avoided. To minimize reach issues over counters, above counter/work surface an additional outlet has been provided at the end of counter/work surface.

Environmental controls, light switches, thermostats etc., are located on accessible routes and are large (“rocker” switch instead of the convention “toggle” switch)and do not require pinching, grasping or twisting of the wrist to operate.