Accessible Facilities

Wisconsin Standards

Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter DHS 88, Licensed Adult Family Homes, states that "A home's program statement shall describe the number and types of individuals the applicant is willing to accept into the home and whether the home is accessible to individuals with mobility problems." DHS 88.05(2) describes the required features for a home to be considered accessible. What is an accessible home?

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National Standards

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, and establishes design requirements for the construction or alteration of accessible facilities. Under the ADA, the United States Access Board is responsible for accessibility guidelines covering newly built and altered facilities. The Board publishes the ADA Standards which include design requirements for the construction and alteration of facilities subject to the law.

ADA Information Line

The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA Information Line.

For general ADA information, answers to specific technical questions, free ADA materials, or information about filing a complaint, call:

800 - 514 - 0301 (voice)
800 - 514 - 0383 (TTY)

ADA specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central time) except on Thursday when the hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Spanish language service is also available.