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Instruction Modules

Module 5: Strategies for Compliant Kitchens (1 hour, 30 minutes)

This module provides an in depth overview of the technical specifications for kitchens under the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. Not only will participants become familiar with the design specifications, they will also learn useful strategies for creating attractive compliant kitchens.

What is Covered? 

  • Dimensional specifications and clearances required by Fair Housing Act Requirement 7 for kitchens 
  • Elements of kitchen design and construction that are subject to Fair Housing Act specifications and requirements 
  • Other Fair Housing Act requirements that apply to kitchens 
  • Strategies and tips for creating attractive compliant kitchens 

Who Should Attend?

  • Architects and Designers 
  • Contractors 
  • Developers and Builders 
  • Disability and Housing Advocates 

How Will You Benefit? You will:

  • Enhance your understanding of the technical requirements for kitchens under the Fair Housing Act 
  • Gain practical knowledge to apply when designing kitchens 
  • Learn strategies and tips for creating attractive compliant kitchens 
  • Obtain resources to aid you in compliance 

  Strategies for Compliant Kitchens (PDF, 2213 K) (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required)

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