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Ada Power Point by Jessica Gorman, NCIDQ

  1. 1. ADA Workshop
  2. 2. <ul><li>ADAAG, and what does it stand for? </li></ul>What does ADA stand for? <ul><li>Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines </li></ul>Americans with Disabilities Act What portion of the ADA do we use as designers in our work?
  3. 3. What is the ADAAG based on? <ul><li>ANSI 117.1 (Created in 1980) </li></ul><ul><li>ADA originally written in 1990, most recent revision is July 1, 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>All dimensions are for adults </li></ul>Sets of guidelines for accessibility to places of public accommodation & commercial facilities by individuals with disabilities To be applied during design, construction and alteration
  4. 4. Contractual Wording <ul><li>May…: denotes an option of alternative </li></ul><ul><li>Shall…: denotes a mandatory specification </li></ul><ul><li>Should…: denotes an advisory specification or recommendation </li></ul>
  5. 5. ADA Vocab <ul><li>Accessible: building, site, facility or a portion of that complies with these (ADAAG) guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible Route: a continuous, unobstructed path connecting all accessible elements & spaces of a building or facility </li></ul><ul><li>Ramp: a walking surface that has a slope of greater than 1:20 (max slope of 1:12) </li></ul><ul><li>Signage: Displayed verbal, symbolic, tactile and pictorial information </li></ul>
  6. 6. Corridor Dimensions <ul><li>Remember that what ever is stricter (codes vs. ADA) takes precedence </li></ul>
  7. 7. Minimum stationary wheelchair footprint
  8. 8. Forward Reach Dimensions
  9. 9. Side Reach Dimensions
  10. 10. Level Changes Max Pile Height for Carpet? ½” including backing
  11. 11. Ramps <ul><li>Anything with a slope greater than 1:20 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1” of rise for every 20” of run </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Max slope of 1:12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1” of rise for every 12” of run </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1:16 – 1:18 ideal </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ramps <ul><li>Landings must be the width of the ramp leading to it (minimum of 36” wide0 </li></ul><ul><li>Landings must be 60” in length </li></ul><ul><li>Handrails must be located at both sides if the rise is greater than 6” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Protruding Objects
  14. 14. Clear Headroom <ul><li>80” minimum clear height </li></ul><ul><li>When clearance drops below 80” there must be a cane detection area below </li></ul>
  15. 15. Stairs
  16. 16. Handrails and Guardrails * Extension at bottom handrail must be equal to the depth of stair tread
  17. 17. Elevators
  18. 18. Elevators
  19. 19. Doorway Clearances
  20. 20. Doorway Clearances <ul><li>18” minimum clear on the latch pull side </li></ul><ul><li>12” minimum clear on the latch push side </li></ul>
  21. 21. Doorway Clearances
  22. 22. Accessible Restrooms
  23. 23. Typical Accessible Stall Configurations Door swings out 59”deep x 60”wide stall Door swings in 95”deep x 60”wide stall
  24. 24. Grab Bar Locations
  25. 25. Lavatory Clearances * Always insulate exposed pipes!
  26. 26. Accessible Tub Configurations *All tubs should have grab bars on the 3 enclosed sides mounted at 33”-36” AFF
  27. 27. Storage and Closet Design
  28. 28. Clearance for Accessible Table Seating
  29. 29. Scoping Provisions <ul><li>Guidelines dictating number of required accessible fixtures, units or seats in a space </li></ul><ul><li>Scoping provisions vary by code, and some are more stringent than the ADA </li></ul>
  30. 30. Scoping Provisions <ul><li>Nightclub and restaurants must have 5% of seating accessible, but no less than one table </li></ul><ul><li>Exception: Mezzanines that are less than 33% of total occupancy area where no special services are provided </li></ul>
  31. 31. Scoping Provisions <ul><li>Fixed seating in assembly areas must have a variety of accessible seating in all price points and lines of vision and must be next to one companion seat </li></ul>
  32. 32. Scoping Provisions <ul><li>Business & Mercantile transaction counters </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of 36” surface width no higher than 34” AFF </li></ul><ul><li>Clear space below counter must be a minimum of 30” wide x 27” high </li></ul>
  33. 33. Accessible Residential Kitchens
  34. 34. Accessible Residential Kitchens
  35. 35. Accessible Residential Bathrooms
  36. 36. Accessible Residential Bathrooms
  37. 37. Accessible Residential Bathrooms