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At least 5% but in no case less than one of the units, sleeping rooms, and suites shall be accessible. In applying the 5% rule to facilities which consist of more than one building, all of the units in the entire facility shall be added together.
8.4.1
Distribution: To provide persons with disabilities a range of options equivalent to those available to other persons served by the facility, accessible sleeping rooms and suites shall be dispersed proportionally among the various classes of sleeping accommodations available to patrons of the place of transient lodging. Factors to be considered include room size, price, location, smoking/ non-smoking, amenities provided, and the number and size of beds provided.
8.4.2
Equivalent Facilitation: The operator of a facility may elect to limit construction of accessible rooms to those intended for multiple occupancy, provided that these rooms are made available at the cost of a single occupancy room to an individual with disabilities who requests a single-occupancy room.
8.4.3
Bathrooms and Kitchens: Accessible units shall have bathrooms and kitchens (where provided), that comply with Group 2B requirements in 521 CMR 44.00: GROUP 2 BATHROOMS and 521 CMR 45.00: GROUP 2 KITCHENS.
8.4.4
Wheel-in Showers: In transient lodging facilities with 50 or more sleeping rooms or suites, accessible sleeping rooms or suites shall include a wheel-in shower in conformance with the table below. Wheel-in showers shall comply with the requirements of 521 CMR 44.6.2, Showers.

Number of rooms
Rooms with Wheel-in Showers
50 to 100
1
101 to 200
2
201 to 300
3
301 to 400
4
401 to 500
5
501 to 1000
2% of total
1000 and over
22 plus one for each 100 over 100
8.4.5
Sleeping Accommodations for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. In all transient lodging facilities, additional accessible sleeping rooms and suites with accommodations for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing shall be provided in conformance with the table below. These rooms and suites shall comply with the requirements of 521 CMR 8.6, Sleeping Accommodations.

Number of Rooms
Accessible Equipment Provided
 5 to 25 
1
26 to 50
2
51 to 75
3
76 to 100
4
101 to 150
5
151 to 200 
6
201 to 300
7
301 to 400 
8
401 to 500
9
501 to 1000
2% of total
1001 and over
20 plus 1 for each 100 over 1000
8.4.6
In facilities with multi-bed rooms (such as dormitories) or spaces, 5% of the beds shall comply with 521 CMR 8.5.3, Maneuvering space.

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