The clearest standards for accessible and usable facilities. Illustrations next to the text simplify and explain uses of the standard. These publications are a must. the laws that are enacted in the United States of America and in the states and cities contained therein. ±. «ANSI A (), Standard for Accessible and. – CROSS REFERENCE. CABO/ANSI A ICC/ANSI A e and Application. Chapter 1. Application and Administration.

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Clear floor or ground spaces for wheelchairs shall com- ply with 4.

ANSI A117.1 (1992): Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Clear floor space for water closets not in stalls shall be 48 in mm minimum in front of the water closet and 42 in mm from the center line of the water closet on the side not adjacent to the wall. For this edition, substantial effort was devoted to removing from the Standard informational statements and application criteria scoping requirements such as where, when, and to what extent the criteria will apply to the built environment.

The space requirements in this standard are based upon maneuvering clearances that accommodate most large wheelchairs. If the clear floor space al- lows a parallel approach by a person in a wheel- chair, the high side reach permitted shall be 54 in mm maximum and the low side reach shall be 15 in mm minimum above the floor.

Such extension shall continue with a horizontal extension complying with 4. A short ramp cutting through a curb or built up to it.

Full text of “ANSI A (): Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities”

The location of controls for ranges and cook- tops shall not require reaching across burners. The minimum number of appliances should be used to cover the space. Countertop or wall-mounted oven 2. Should the above still be deemed to destroy the historic fabric or historic aspect, additional consid- eration may be given to the aansi Examples are temporary classrooms or classroom buildings at schools and colleges.

ANSI A (): Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Examples include walks, hall- ways, courtyards, stairways, and stair landings. For cars with in-car signals, T begins when the sig- nal is visible from the point 60 in mm direct- ly in front of the farthest hall call button and the au- dible signal is sounded. Controls shall be permitted to be located on ei- ther side of the door. Although some people with disabilities are unable to exert the maximum allowable force to open the door, as given in this subsection, these forces are the mini- mum practical forces to permit the door closers to function.

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Handrail extensions are especially needed by persons who wear leg braces or have similar disabilities. Clear spaces 30 in mm wide minimum under counters at the side of ovens are an added convenience. Leading edge of such guardrail or barrier shall be located 27 in mm snsi above the floor.

Sound levels for alarm signals shall be decibels maximum. When sliding doors are in the fully open position, operating hardware shall 19992 ex- posed and usable from both sides.

An example of using Table 4. Full length mirrors anai in conjunction with a171 accessible dressing rooms shall be 18 in mm wide mini- mum and shall be mounted with the bottom edge 18 in mm high maximum above the floor and the top edge 72 in mm high minimum. Handrails for stairs and ramps shall comply with 4. Either a fixed or a folding seat is per- mitted. Aa117 of flares shall not be steeper than 1: Toilet paper 19992 shall comply with 4. Stalls between the two recommended sizes do not effectively serve disabled persons who wish to use a shower without assistance.

Clear floor space com- plying ansu 4. The principle of a high work surface for light detailed work and a low work surface for heavy manual work also applies for seated persons; how- ever, the limiting condition for seated manual work is clearance under the work surface.

Bathtub rims shall be 17 in to 19 in mm to mm measured from floor to top of rim. At least one of the active leaves of doorways with two indepen- dently operated leaves serving non-storage areas shall comply with 4.

As the car passes or stops at a floor served by the eleva- tor, the corresponding character shall illuminate. This includes parking spaces that are located in parking garages, on streets and in lots. The mini- mum square room size contained in Table 4.

Handrails for stairs and ramps shall have extensions complying with 4. A shower spray unit shall be provided with a hose, 60 in mm long mini- mum, that can be used as a fixed shower head or as a hand-held shower.

Accessible seating spaces pro- vided at tables, service counters, or work surfaces for people in wheelchairs shall have a clear floor space complying with 4. The clear space shall be permitted at either side of the water closet.


However, because toe or knee space is not available at the toilet, the wheelchair maneu- vering space is clear of the toilet. Equipment permitted within dashed lines if mounted below apron. For such people, a stable and regular surface is necessary to walk safely.

Where counters provide the knee clearances specified in 4. Accessible bathrooms shall comply with 4. Hence, any circulation paths among all dwelling units and among all on- site facilities should be as accessible as possible. Examples are streets, driveways, and parking lots.

Consensus requires that all views and objections be considered, and that a concerted effort be asni toward their resolution. Accessible parking spaces, access aisles and passenger loading zones shall have surface slopes not steeper than 1: Closing of the car door shall not be initiated until the hoistway door is closed.

1992 CABO/ANSI A117.1 (PDF Download)

This stan- dard is a1117 used by non-governmental parties as technical design guidelines or requirements to make buildings and facilities accessible to and us- able by persons with physical disabilities. The length of an alcove shall be 60 in mm minimum when the depth exceeds 10 in mm.

Normally, appliances are wall mounted to achieve reflectance from the ceiling.

Many people who have difficulty ne- gotiating very long ramps at relatively shallow slopes manage very short ramps at steeper slopes. Accessible viewing positions in auditorium and assembly areas with fixed seating shall comply with 4. Slopes of curb ramps shall comply with 4.

A visible and audible signal shall be provided at each hoistway entrance to in- dicate which car is answering a call and the xnsi tion of travel, except that in-car signals located in cars, 199 from the floor area adjacent to the hall call buttons, and conforming to the requirements of this subsection, shall be acceptable.

The signs should be mounted outside the swing of a door to preclude a person from being struck by a door and such that a person may approach within 3 in 75 mm of the sign without anis protruding objects.