Using the Accessibility Fields
New Accessibility Feature Group Added to the MLS System
To assist homebuyers and our Members who need accessibility features in a home, SWMRIC has added two new fields to the MLS computer system: Access. Featrs Y/N (Accessibility Features Yes/No) field and an amenity field called Accessibility Featrs (Accessibility Features). The Access. Featrs Y/N field is a required field and is searchable. If you choose Yes for this field, the system will require that you check at least one item from the "Accessibility Featrs" amenity group.
The items in the amenity group are also searchable under the Additional Criteria tab on the search screen. Because we needed to limit the length of the name of each item in the amenity group to 20 characters, weve used abbreviations. An explanation of the abbreviations used follows the amenity group below.
Accessibility Featrs field choices:
36 in. Entrance Door
36 in. or + Hallway
42 in. or + Hallway
Access. Mn Flr Bdrm
Access. Mn Flr HBath
Access. Mn Flr FBath
Grab Bar Mn Flr Bath
Low Threshold Shower
Lever Door Handles
Access. Elect Contrls
Rocker Light Switches
Access. Kitchen Sink
Access. Bath Sink
Where Access. is used it means Accessible.
No-step entrance 32 or wider door opening with 1/2 maximum threshold.
Ramped Entrance No-step entrance via added ramping
36 in. or + Hallway 36 inch or wider hallway to main floor bathroom
42 in. or + Hallway 42 inch or wider hallway to main floor bathroom
Access. Mn Flr Bdrm Main floor bedroom with 32 inch or wider door and walk-in closet entrance.
Access. Mn Flr HBath Accessible main floor half bath with minimum of 32 inch door and minimum 30 inch by 48 inch space in front of sink and toilet.
Access. Mn Flr FBath Accessible main floor full bath with minimum of 32 inch door and minimum of 30 inch by 48 inch space in front of sink and toilet.
Access. Elect Controls Light switches, outlets, thermostats, etc are 15 inch to 48 inch above the floor.
Access. Kitchen Sink Under counter clearance may be accessible by a wheelchair.
Access. Bath Sink - Under counter clearance may be accessible by a wheelchair.
Implementation of these new fields will require that the new fields be addressed any time a change is made to an existing listing or a new listing is added to the MLS system. The fields have been added to the Profile Form and the new forms are available at your board Office.