Accessibility Information

We have tried to make the Perch as accessible as possible by following many federal code guidelines. We also sought out the advice of several individuals with disabilities who have recently built or renovated spaces for themselves and others.

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Parking Pad
  • Level 3/4 in. crushed gravel, 14 ft. wide parking pad and concrete landing area at foot of ramp which hugs the rock ridge to the main entrance.
Entrance Ramp
  • Ramp to main entrance with 10:1 slope over 60 ft. and minimum width of 4 ft. Rest area of 4 ft. by 5 ft. at 27 ft. Stop and enjoy the moss, ferns and rock textures!
Level decking
  • Decking is all one level off ramp to front entrance and wrapping around kitchen to 14 ft. by 16 ft. eating area and Kitchen/Deck door.
Level decking
  • Decking steps down two steps to small lower deck off kitchen deck.
Rear deck
  • Kitchen/Deck door 32 inches wide. All doors equipped with lever hardware.
Front entrance
  • Main entrance; Additional firewood on same level.
Tapered threshold
  • Main entrance door 36 in. wide; Tapered threshold.
Entry hallway
  • Main entrance hallway 36 inches wide.
  • Bathroom door width 36 inches; Roll in shower; Wall hung toilet to increase clearance.
  • Grab bars at toilet and in shower; Towel racks are also rated grab bars.
  • Two separately controlled shower heads; Lower shower head on flex hose; Lever style faucet handles.
  • Cantilevered sink to accommodate wheelchair.
  • Kitchen island is 39 in. from sink counter, 45 in. from stove, 48 in. from fridge, 36 in. from roll out pantry.
  • Large sink with lever style faucet handle; Microwave on counter for easier access.
  • Cantilevered counter beside sink for chair access and food prep; Front controls on stove.
  • All cabinet drawers and shelves are roll out style with grab bars; No upper cabinets.
  • Stackable washer and dryer in kitchen.
  • Bamboo hardwood and slate floors all at one level; Bedroom access is 42 inches wide.
  • Queen size bed on non-protruding pedestal; 22 in. to top of mattress.
  • Space on both sides of bed is 40 in. Reading light switches by pillow at each side of bed.
  • Sorry, no assistance bars by the bed.
  • Fireplace hearth level with floor and wood storage beside fireplace.
  • Additional wood stored on deck at same level.

We welcome any suggestions on how we can improve accessibility at The Perch, or better present the information on the website. Thank you for your interest.

Kathleen & Brent