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1 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. The Effect of the DOJ’s Newly Proposed ADA Standards (2004 ADAAG) on Hotel Design Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Publishers of - Universal Design Newsletter

2 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Overview of Session 1 Big Picture Issues for Hotel Alteration Projects 2 What it will mean to your projects… 3 Q&A

3 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Big Picture Issues for Hotel Alteration Projects DOJ Adopts New ADA Rules 20% Path of Travel Rule Dispersion of Guestrooms

4 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. DOJ Adopts New ADA Rules June 17 Notice of Proposed Rule Making August 18 Comment Deadline Adoption By October 1, 2010 ? 1991 ADAAG v ADAAG

5 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. (Proposed) ADAAG Defines Barriers Newly covered items must be brought up to 2004 ADAAG, i.e., spas and pools Items previously covered must meet 1991 ADAAG

6 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Everything is Covered In the existing ADA Standards, things that are not fixed or scoped are not covered, and many non- fixed items, such as temporary facilities or dining tables are exempted. The new standards cover everything (fixed or not) even if not scoped.

7 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Limited Construction Tolerances Minimums, maximums and ranges are now defined (and limited), creating problem with standard construction details, i.e., toilet centerline.

8 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. 20% Path of Travel Rule

9 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Numbers of Accessible Guestrooms Rounding up

10 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Dispersion of Mobility Guestrooms New Construction and Alterations Factors include: room size, bed size, cost, view, bathroom fixtures such as hot tubs and spas, smoking and nonsmoking, and number of rooms provided

11 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Dispersion and increase in number of hearing impaired rooms At least one, but Not more than 10 percent of guest rooms required to provide mobility features shall be used to satisfy the minimum number of guest rooms required to provide communication features. Portable kits not allowed.

12 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. What it will mean to your Projects… 48” High Maximum Reach Range Partially Obstructed T-Turn 1:6 Van Accessible Parking spaces… Operation of Automatic Entry Doors in an Emergency Door Pressure and Speed Signage Height Guestroom Emergency Egress Signage Accessibility at all Types of Counters Accessibility at all Types of Drinking & Eating Surfaces Toilet Stall Size (toe clearance) Ambulatory Toilet Stall Hospitality suites as meeting rooms 5’ clear space at accessible guestroom water closets Vanity Equity Toilet paper dispensers Fixed (standard height) and hand held shower spray units in showers and tubs Hi and low closet rods in all accessible guestroom closets Bed heights Visual and audible doorbells different from emergency strobe An accessible electrical outlet within the bedroom area Recreation criteria

13 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. 48” High Maximum Reach Range 54” high side reach no longer allowed 48”

14 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Partially Obstructed T-Turn One leg of T-Turn can provide only knee and toe clearance.

15 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. 1:6 van accessible parking spaces or universal size spaces Increased number of van accessible parking spaces modified signage/striping requirements.

16 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Operation of automatic entry doors in the event of a power outage

17 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Door pressure and speed Door pressure is still 5 pounds but door closing speed has been increased to 5 seconds.

18 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Signage height 60 inches maximum from the baseline of the highest tactile character and 48 inches minimum measured from the baseline of the lowest tactile character.

19 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Guestroom Emergency Egress Signage 5/8” minimum character height

20 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Accessibility at all types of counters 34” high maximum to allow obstructed side reach Full depth Comparable width

21 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Accessibility to all types of drinking and eating surfaces

22 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Toilet Stall Size (toe clearance)

23 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Ambulatory Toilet Stall 1:6 based on the total number of toilets and urinals

24 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Toilet paper dispensers 36 inches from rear wall (1991 ADAAG) or 7 inches minimum to 9 inches maximum in front of the water closet. (2004 ADAAG)

25 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Hospitality suites as meeting rooms Accessible restrooms required in suites used as meeting rooms

26 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. 5’ clear space at accessible guestroom water closets Every accessible toilet must have side access. Sinks no longer allowed next to toilets.

27 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Vanity Equity Accessible Guestroom vanity size must equal size of non-accessible guestroom vanities Non-accessible > Accessible

28 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Visual/audible doorbells different from emergency strobe Emergency Strobe Visual Door Bell

29 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Recommendations UD&C interpretations of the general requirements applied to elements that are not specifically stated in the regulations.

30 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Fixed (standard height) and hand held shower spray units in showers and tubs

31 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. High and low closet rods in all accessible guestroom closets

32 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Bed Heights Bed height 17 to 19 inch Open frame recommended

33 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. An accessible electrical outlet within the bedroom area

34 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Recreation Access Criteria New criteria for Changing benches, Swimming pools, Playgrounds, Golf courses, Saunas and steam rooms Etc.

35 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc ADAAG Chapter 10 Recreation

36 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Benches (42” wide minimum X 20”-24” deep) Clear floor space for end approach

37 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Special Use Facilities – Recreation Participants & Spectators Class I trailClass IV trail

38 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Exercise Machines and Equipment 3004 ADAAG §1004

39 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Golf Access 2004 ADAAG §1006

40 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Swimming Pools 2004 ADAAG § Choices of pool entry (1 if < 300’) Lifts Sloped Entry Transfer Walls Pool Stairs (with 2 handrails 20”-24” apart)

41 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Questions? Comments? Additions? Rebuttal?

42 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc 6 Grant Ave. Takoma Park, MD (v/tty)

43 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc.

44 Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. UD&C Services & Process Surveys –Full Property Surveys * –Partial Property Surveys * Guestrooms (with Path of Travel) Meeting Rooms (with Path of Travel) Document Reviews –Full Design Document review * –Partial Design Document review * With unlimited follow-up technical assistance regarding our report. Does not include review of design revisions.


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