Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Entrances and Exits

Entrances and exits, Outside doors should be 36 inches wide; inside doors at least 32 inches wide. Removing door frames can help widen doorways, as can replacing regular hinges with offset hinges. Removing floor sills allows wheelchairs and scooters to glide more easily. Simple door knobs can also make life harder. If twisting door knobs is difficult, replace them with long levers. If a person is likely to wander, install locks on exit doors.