Dis-ability (disability) Access and Inclusion at DragonflyHill

DragonflyHill Urban Farm makes every effort for dis-ability access and inclusion, but we are not fully ADA compliant due to the age of the building and its location on a hill. Most motorized wheelchairs can climb the hill down the driveway and along the street. All buildings and meeting spaces are wheelchair accessible.

There are gender neutral wheelchair accessible bathrooms in both the Museum House and the Studios,  complete with transfer bars, clearance under sink, tilting or low mirrors. Shower seats are available on request. The bathroom in the Studios has over 5 feet of turning space. The first floor bathroom in the Museum House is considerably smaller with just under 5 feet of turning space.

The Studio Bathroom:

The Downstairs Bathroom in the Museum House:
Downstairs Bathroom :Tile surround tub with elegant grab bars, a towel warmer, sink with tilting mirror, toilet with grab bars behind and to the left of the toilet, a towel warmer, and just under 5 feet of turn around space. Downstair Bathroom: Tile surround tub with elegant grab bars, a towel warmer, sink with tilting mirror, toilet with grab bars behind and to the left of the toilet, a towel warmer, and just under 5 feet of turn around space.Downstairs bathroom: Tile surround tub with elegant grab bars, a towel warmer, sink with tilting mirror, toilet with grab bars behind and to the left of the toilet, a towel warmer, and just under 5 feet of turn around space.

The first floor of the Museum House and all of the Studios, are accessible. All rooms on the first floor have at least 33 inch wide doorways. Many doors are lightweight folding doors, for easier entry. Many doorways (between the kitchen, dining room, hallway and living room, have no doors at all).

The Lavender Suite is fully accessible with access to the downstair bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, pantry and gardens.

We have a keyless entry system, with push buttons. Code is changed between guests. All guest rooms have their own locks. Guest Rooms on first floor are either keyless or keyed. Second floor guest rooms are keyed without keyless entry options.  Keyless entry may be difficult for people with dexterity issues.

All building have ramped entrances, as does the front porch, the gazebo and the studio patio. There is a wheelchair accessible garden area, and most paths are also accessible.

All common rooms— living room, kitchen, dining room and hallway, are wheelchair accessible. Some counters in kitchen can be accessed via wheelchair, have clearance underneath, and are lower than most counters. The stove is accessible. The sink has clearance, but is higher than ADA compliance.

Most lighting, due to buliding codes and cost saving, are compact fluorescent. If this is a problem for you, give us advance notice and we can change out many of the bulbs and not use some light fixtures in common spaces and in your room. Service animals are very welcome.

Parking: We have 5 off street parking spaces. There usually is on street parking available. Parking is prioritized for people with dis-abilities (disabilities), with prior reservations. Please arrange with us if parking for a particular event or appointment is a particular need you have due to a dis-ability.

Allergy Prevention: We have no carpeting except a few small area rugs which are washed frequently. All bedding is washed in hot water and dried with high heat and placed in sealed bags. We use only Oxyclean, Vinegar and Seventh Generation (scent free) Detergent on bedding and towels. All bedding is changed between guests. Mattresses and pillows are encased to prevent dust mites and other pests and are hypoallergenic.  Mattresses are vacuumed whenever bedding is changed.  Air conditioners have strong filters that are cleaned once or twice a week. Vacuum cleaner has a hepa filter.  We encourage everyone who uses this space to use scent free products, and we provide scent free bath products. For more information on products used, please refer to the list provided.  We use unscented and fragrance free products almost exclusively. There are some exceptions, but we can, in most cases halt usage for guests, given enough advanced warning. We want to work with anyone who may want to stay here, so that your stay is comfortable and accommodated.
We do have one cat that lives in the house, but does not go into guest suites. We do not allow guests to bring pets, but we of course welcome service animals.

Plans for greater access:
Add sign language interpreters to staff.
Add chair lift to second floor.
Add railings to walkways.
Install sink in pantry for ADA clearance.
Continue to educate the community

Discuss any issues or special needs with us as we will work with you to make your stay as easy and comfortable as possible and will make as many accommodations as possible, which is easier if given enough advanced notice. If problems arise during your stay, please alert us as quickly as possible so we can address these issues, not only for you, but for the comfort of future guests.

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