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1 Proposed Changes to the ADA & ABA Accessibility Guidelines This presentation was prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 program. February 15, 2000

2 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 2 ABA/ADA Accessibility Guidelines Coordinated ADA and ABA into single rule Contains three parts –Scoping document for ADA facilities (Part I) –Scoping document for ABA facilities (Part II) –Common technical criteria referenced by both scoping (Part III)

3 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 3 Key Goals of Rulemaking Updated for clarification and to reflect technological developments Guidelines more consistent with model building codes and standards Guidelines meet the needs of persons with disabilities

4 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 4 New Features New numbering consistent with model codes and standards Streamlined structure and organization of chapters Updated scoping & technical provisions New figures and commentary

5 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 5 ADA Application & Scoping All portions of sites and facilities are subject to the guidelines unless otherwise noted Integrates the scoping for exterior and interior facilities

6 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 6 ADA Scoping New Provisions Sinks (212) Laundry equipment (214) Number of beds in transient lodging (224) Self-service storage facilities (225) Windows (230) Accessible residential facilities (234) Visual alarms in work areas (203.3)

7 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 7 ADA Scoping Substantive Changes Elevators including new provisions for destination-oriented ( ) Elevators including new provisions for limited-use/limited application elevators ( ) TTYs

8 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 8 ADA Scoping Questions Access to employee work areas & stations Companion seating & aisle seating in assembly areas Visual alarms in transient lodging

9 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 9 ABA Application & Scoping Modifications & waivers (F103) Existing buildings & facilities (F202) Additions (F202.2) Leases (F202.6) Housing (F234) exception for military housing For facilities covered by the ABA. Differences found in sections covering:

10 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 10 ABA Scoping Questions Exception for military housing Certain provisions in the ADA scoping not included in the ABA scoping such as: an exception for work areas--approach, enter, exit an exception for the accessible route in private multi-level buildings less than 3 stories or less than 3,000 sq ft

11 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 11 Common Technical Technical requirements that are referenced by the ADA & ABA scoping documents Based on recommendations from the advisory committee

12 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 12 Common Technical New Provisions Elevators (407) Laundry equipment (611) Residential facilities (Chapter 11)

13 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 13 Elevators Existing elevators (407.5) Destination oriented (407.3) Limited use, limited application (407.4)

14 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 14 Laundry Equipment Provide a clear floor space for parallel approach Provide accessible operable parts Top loading machine height of appliance openings 34 in. max Front loading machine height of appliance openings inches

15 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 15 Laundry Equipment Figure 611.4

16 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 16 Residential Facilities Covers accessible dwelling units (1102) Provides requirements for entrances Elements of accessible route Laundry equipment Kitchens Units with communication features

17 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 17 Residential Facilities Toilet & bathing Storage Windows Figure

18 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 18 Common Technical Substantive Changes Toilet & bathing rooms (603) Communication elements (Chapter 7) Wheelchair seating in assembly areas (Chapter 8)

19 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 19 Toilet & Bathing Changes Ambulatory stalls retained Alternate roll-in shower permitted in any occupancy Transfer showers measured at center-point of opposing sides

20 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 20 Non-Wheelchair Accessible Compartments Figure

21 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 21 Communication Elements Changes Fire alarm systems (702) Signs (703) ATM & fare machines (707)

22 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 22 Visible Alarms Based on NFPA Requires permanent installation including transient lodging New criteria for light dispersion New requirements to determine minimum lamp intensity Revised requirements for spacing & intensity located in corridors

23 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 23 Visual Alarm Corridor Spacing Figure

24 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 24 Signs Changes Technical criteria developed by the ANSI A117 Signage Task Force Permanent signs can comply with tactile & visual access on 1 or 2 signs Signs permitted on push side of doors with closers and without hold-open devices Minimum viewing distance is specified by approach limitations on sign

25 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 25 Sign Mounting Location Figure

26 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 26 Wheelchair Seating in Assembly Areas Lines of sight Readily removable companion seats Vertical dispersion Access to wheelchair space not through more than one adjoining wheelchair space Seek additional information-important issues Equivalent vertical access

27 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 27 Comparable Lines of Sight Figure Figure

28 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 28 Common Technical Questions Operable parts - types that would be affected by 3.5 lbs max force and 1/10 inch stroke Emergency communication systems in elevators and areas of refuge - visible and audible signals, more interactive devices

29 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 29 Common Technical Questions Drinking fountains - forward approach Shower seats - rectangular vs. “L” shape Audible fire alarm systems - optimal frequency range

30 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 30 Common Technical Questions TTYs - height of display screen Interactive transaction machines - design conflict between this section & types of ITM Captioning - related to the built environment

31 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 31 Common Technical Questions Wheelchair seating in assembly areas - alternatives to secondary concourse, vertical separation, varying distances, lines of sight

32 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 32 What’s the next step? Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published Nov. 16, 1999 Public comment period (90 to 120 days) to March 15, 2000 Board analyses public comment Board published Final Rule Standard setting agencies issue amended regulations

33 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers 33 How to reach the Access Board (800) USA-ABLE (800) (TTY) (202) (Fax)


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