Accessible Route [HUD] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 24 CFR 8.3 [Title 24 Housing and Urban Development; Subtitle A Office of the Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Part 8 Nondiscrimination Based on Handicap in Federally Assisted Programs and Activities of the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Subpart A General Provisions], the term Accessible Route means “a continuous unobstructed path connecting accessible elements and spaces in a building or facility that complies with the space and reach requirements of applicable standards prescribed by § 8.32. An accessible route that serves only accessible units occupied by persons with hearing or vision impairments need not comply with those requirements intended to effect accessibility for persons with mobility impairments.”