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This massive encyclopedia gives all accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities and contains the full text of the July 2004 ADA and ABA guidelines, organized and presented in an easy-to-use format with an extended index and enhanced illustrations.



Weight 3.9400
ISBN 1-55701-499-X
Page Count 756
Publisher BNI Building News
Dimensions 8.5 x 11

Gives all accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities and contains the full text of the new (July 2004) ADA and ABA guidelines, organized and presented in an easy-to-use format with an extended index and enhanced illustrations.

What's more, you'll find all like subjects contained in the same chapter, with cross-references to all relevant guidelines, and special advisories to enhance your understanding of the guidelines and their practical application.

All current accessability requirements are listed in this massive encyclopedia of information. It features 18 sections, 112 chapters, 104 figures, and 29 tables to help you understand all aspects of accessability requirements in construction.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Tables and Figures vi
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines 1
 
Section 1: Purpose - 101 1
Section 2: Dimensions for Adults and Children - 102 2
Section 3: Equivalent Facilitation - 103 3
Section 4: Conventions - 104 4
Section 5: Referenced Standards - 105 6
Section 6: Definitions - 106 13
 
Section 7: Application - 201 21
Section 8: Existing Buildings and Facilities - 202 22
Section 9: General Exceptions - 203 27
 
Chapter 1: Protruding Objects - 204, 301, 307 30
Chapter 2: Operable Parts - 205, 301, 309 33
Chapter 3: Accessible Routes - 206, 401, 402 35
Chapter 4: Entrances - 206.4 47
Chapter 5: Accessible Means of Egress - 207 50
 
Chapter 6: Parking Spaces - 208, 501, 502 51
Chapter 7: Passenger Loading Zones and Bus Stops - 209, 501, 503 60
Chapter 8: Stairways - 210, 501, 504 63
Chapter 9: Drinking Fountains - 211, 601, 602 66
Chapter 10: Kitchens - Kitchenettes - Sinks - 212, 801, 804 69
 
Chapter 11: Toilet Facilities and Bathing Facilities - 213 74
Chapter 12: Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers-214, 601, 611 78
Chapter 13: Fire Alarm Systems - 215, 701, 702 80
Chapter 14: Signs - 216, 701, 703 82
Chapter 15: Telephones - 217, 701, 704 97
 
Chapter 16: Transportation Facilities - 218, 801, 810 104
Chapter 17: Assistive Listening Systems - 219, 701, 706 111
Chapter 18: Automatic Teller Machines and Fare Machines - 220, 701, 707 115
Chapter 19: Assembly Areas - 221 121
Chapter 20: Dressing - Fitting - Locker Rooms - 222, 801, 803 128
 
Chapter 21: Medical Care and Long-Term Care Facilities - 223, 801, 805 131
Chapter 22: Transient Lodging Guest Rooms - 224, 801, 806 135
Chapter 23: Storage - 225, 811 143
Chapter 24: Dining Surfaces and Work Surfaces - 226, 901, 902 146
Chapter 25: Sales and Service - 227 149
 
Chapter 26: Depositories - Vending Machines - Change Machines - Mail Boxes Fuel Dispensers - 228 151
Chapter 27: Windows - 229 152
Chapter 28: Two-Way Communication Systems - 230, 701, 708 153
Chapter 29: Judicial Facilities - 231 155
 
Chapter 30: Detention Facilities and Correctional Facilities - 232 157
Chapter 31: Residential Facilities - 233 160
Chapter 32: Amusement Rides - 206.2.9, 234, 1001, 1002 166
Chapter 33: Recreational Boating Facilities - 206.2.10, 235, 1001, 1003 177
Chapter 34: Exercise Machines and Equipment - 206.2.13, 236, 1001, 1004 186
 
Chapter 35: Fishing Piers and Platforms - 206.2.14, 237, 1001, 1005 188
Chapter 36: Golf Facilities - 206.2.15, 238, 1001, 1006 192
Chapter 37: Miniature Golf Facilities - 206.2.16, 239, 1001, 1007 196
Chapter 38: Play Areas - 206.2.17, 240, 1001, 1008 200
Chapter 39: Saunas and Steam Rooms - 241, 601, 612 214
 
Chapter 40: Swimming Pools - Wading Pools - Spas - 242, 1001, 1009 215
Chapter 41: Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions - 243, 1001, 1010 226
Chapter 42: Floor or Ground Surfaces - 301, 302 227
Chapter 43: Changes in Level - 301, 303 229
Chapter 44: Turning Space - 301, 304 231
 
Chapter 45: Clear Floor or Ground Space - 301, 305 233
Chapter 46: Knee and Toe Clearance - 301, 306 235
Chapter 47: Reach Ranges - 301, 308 237
Chapter 48: Walking Surfaces - 401, 403 240
Chapter 49: Doors - Doorways - Gates - 206.5, 401, 404 242
 
Chapter 50: Ramps - 401, 405 252
Chapter 51: Curb Ramps - 401, 406 257
Chapter 52: Elevators - 206.6, 401, 407 259
Chapter 53: Limited Use/Limited Application Elevators - 401, 408 273
Chapter 54: Private Residence Elevators - 401, 409 276
 
Chapter 55: Platform Lifts - 206.7, 401, 410 279
Chapter 56: Handrails - 501, 505 283
Chapter 57: Toilet and Bathing Rooms - 601, 603 288
Chapter 58: Water Closets and Toilet Compartments - 601, 604 290
Chapter 59: Urinals - 601, 605 300
 
Chapter 60: Lavatories and Sinks - 601, 606 301
Chapter 61: Bathtubs - 601, 607 304
Chapter 62: Shower Compartments - 601, 608 308
Chapter 63: Grab Bars - 601, 609 314
Chapter 64: Seats - 601, 610 316
 
Chapter 65: Detectable Warnings - 701, 705 318
Chapter 66: Wheelchair Spaces - Companion Seats - Designated Aisle Seats - 801, 802 319
Chapter 67: Holding Cells and Housing Cells - 801, 807 324
Chapter 68: Courtrooms - 801, 808 326
 
Chapter 69: Residential Dwelling Units - 801, 809 328
Chapter 70: Benches - 901, 903 333
Chapter 71: Check-out Aisles and Sales and Service Counters - 901, 904 335
 
Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines 339
 
Section F1: Purpose - F101 339
Section F2: Dimensions for Adults and Children - F102 340
Section F3: Modifications and Waivers - F103 341
Section F4: Conventions - F104 342
Section F5: Referenced Standards - F105 344
Section F6: Definitions - F106 351
 
Section F7: Application - F201 359
Section F8: Existing Buildings and Facilities - F202 360
Section F9: General Exceptions - F203 368
 
Chapter F1: Protruding Objects - F204 371
Chapter F2: Operable Parts - F205 372
Chapter F3: Accessible Routes - F206 373
Chapter F4: Entrances - F206.4 386
Chapter F5: Accessible Means of Egress - F207 389
 
Chapter F6: Parking Spaces - F208 390
Chapter F7: Passenger Loading Zones and Bus Stops - F209 395
Chapter F8: Stairways - F210 397
Chapter F9: Drinking Fountains - F211 398
Chapter F10: Kitchens - Kitchenettes - Sinks - F212 399
 
Chapter F11: Toilet Facilities and Bathing Facilities - F213 400
Chapter F12: Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers - F214 404
Chapter F13: Fire Alarm Systems - F215 405
Chapter F14: Signs - F216 407
Chapter F15: Telephones - F217 413
 
Chapter F16: Transportation Facilities - F218 417
Chapter F17: Assistive Listening Systems - F219 418
Chapter F18: Automatic Teller Machines and Fare Machines - F220 420
Chapter F19: Assembly Areas - F221 421
Chapter F20: Dressing - Fitting - Locker Rooms - F222 428
 
Chapter F21: Medical Care and Long-Term Care Facilities - F223 430
Chapter F22: Transient Lodging Guest Rooms - F224 433
Chapter F23: Storage - F225 438
Chapter F24: Dining Surfaces and Work Surfaces - F226 440
Chapter F25: Sales and Service - F227 442
 
Chapter F26: Depositories - Vending Machines - Change Machines - Mail Boxes Fuel Dispensers - F228 444
Chapter F27: Windows - F229 445
Chapter F28: Two-Way Communication Systems - F230 446
Chapter F29: Judicial Facilities - F231 447
 
Chapter F30: Detention Facilities and Correctional Facilities - F232 449
Chapter F31: Residential Facilities - F233 452
Chapter F32: Amusement Rides - F206.2, F234 460
Chapter F33: Recreational Boating Facilities - F206.2.9, F235 464
Chapter F34: Exercise Machines and Equipment - F206.2.12, F236 467
 
Chapter F35: Fishing Piers and Platforms - F206.2.13, F237 468
Chapter F36: Golf Facilities - F206.2.14, F238 469
Chapter F37: Miniature Golf Facilities - F206.2.15, F239 471
Chapter F38: Play Areas - F206.2.16, F240 473
Chapter F39: Saunas and Steam Rooms - F241 479
 
Chapter F40: Swimming Pools - Wading Pools - Spas - F242 480
Chapter F41: Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions - F243 482
 
Figures 483
 
Bibliography 588
 
Text ADA / ABA (Published in the Federal Register on July 23, 2004) 589
 
Index 725
Chapter 1

PROTRUDING OBJECTS

204
Protruding Objects

204.1
General

Protruding objects on circulation paths shall comply with this Chapter - 307.

EXCEPTIONS:

Within areas of sport activity, protruding objects on circulation paths shall not be required to comply with this Chapter - 307.

Within play areas, protruding objects on circulation paths shall not be required to comply with this Chapter - 307 provided that ground level accessible routes provide vertical clearance in compliance with Chapter 38: PlayAreas - 1008.2 - pp. 206-209.

301

General

301.1
Scope

The provisions of this Chapter - 307, Chapters 2 - 309 - p. 34, 42-46 - 302-306 - pp. 227-236, and 47 - 308 - pp. 237 & 239, shall apply where required by Sections 7-9 - 201-203 - pp. 21-29 and Chapters 1-41 - 204-243 - pp. 30-226 or where referenced by a requirement in this document.

307

Protruding Objects

307.1
General

Protruding objects shall comply with this Chapter - 307.

307.2

Protrusion Limits

Objects with leading edges more than 27 inches (686mm) and not more than 80 inches (2032mm) above the finish floor or ground shall protrude 4 inches (102mm) maximum horizontally into the circulation path.

EXCEPTION:

Handrails shall be permitted to protrude 4-1/2 inches (114mm) maximum.

See Figure 307.2 - p. 491

307.2

Advisory


Protrusion Limits

When a cane is used and the element is in the detectable range, it gives a person sufficient time to detect the element with the cane before there is body contact.

Elements located on circulation paths, including operable elements, must comply with requirements for protruding objects.

Forexample, awnings and their supporting structures cannot reduce the minimum required vertical clearance.

Similarly, casement windows, when open, cannot encroach more than 4 inches (100 mm) into paths above 27 inches (686mm).

307.3

Post-Mounted Objects

Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons shall overhang circulation paths 12 inches (305mm) maximum when located 27 inches (686mm) minimum and 80 inches (2032mm) maximum above the finish floor or ground.

Where a sign or other obstruction is mounted between posts or pylons and the clear distance between the posts or pylons is greater than 12 inches (305mm), the lowest edge of such sign or obstruction shall be 27 inches (686mm) maximum or 80 inches (2032mm) minimum above the finish floor or ground.

See Figure 307.3 - p. 491

EXCEPTION:

The sloping portions of handrails serving stairs and ramps shall not be required to comply with 307.3 - (above).

307.4

Vertical Clearance

Vertical clearance shall be 80 inches (2032mm) high minimum.

Guardrails or other barriers shall be provided where the vertical clearance is less than 80 inches (2032) high.

The leading edge of such guardrail or barrier shall be located 27 inches (686mm) maximum above the finish floor or ground.

See Figure 307.4 - p. 492.

EXCEPTION:

Door closers and door stops shall be permitted to be 78 inches (1981mm) minimum above the finish floor or ground.

307.5

Required Clear Width

Protruding objects shall not reduce the clear width required for accessible routes.

HOW TO USE THIS HANDBOOK

This book helps make it easier to find information and navigate freely throughout the ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines. It is divided in two parts; the ADA Accessibility Guidelines and the ABA Accessibility Guidelines for Federal applications.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines are located from pages I through 337:

Sections 1 through 9, code numbers 101 through 203, contain an overview of the application and scoping provisions. Chapters 1 through 71, code numbers 204 through 1010, contain both the scoping requirements and the related technical provisions for components of a building or facility. All like subjects have been contained in their own chapter regardless of code number.

ABA Accessibility Guidelines are located from pages 339 through 482:

Sections F1 through F9, code numbers F101 through F203, contain an overview of the application and scoping provisions. Chapters F1 through F41, code numbers F204 through F243, contain specific scoping for components of a building or facility.

In Chapters 1 through 71, the ADA Scoping Requirements are combined with all related technical See the Table of Contents for a listing of code numbers. The Application, Scoping Technical Section code numbers contained in each Section and Chapter have been placed directly to the right of the Section or Chapter name.

For example, Chapter 6 - Parking spaces, contains ADA Scoping Requirements (208) as well as the Technical Sections (501 and 502) that pertain to these requirements.

Chapter 6: Parking Spaces - 208, 501, 502 ............................................................. 51

Whereby, 208 is the scoping requirement and 501, 502 are the technical elements.