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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Accessible dwelling units shall comply with 4.

Movement either up or down the ramp slopes per- mitted for the historical alternative discussed in A2. Doors shall not swing into the clear floor space required for any fixture unless the toilet or bathroom is for individual use only, or a clear anxi space complying with 4.

Most wheelchair users need a in mm clear opening width for doorways, gates, and other openings, when the latter are entered head-on. The top of the counter edge pro- tection shall be 40 in 199 maximum above the finished floor. Cavities created by kick plates shall be capped.

1992 CABO/ANSI A117.1 (PDF Download)

Ovens shall have controls on front pan- els. Grab bars that are wall mounted do not affect the measurement of required clear floor space where the space below the grab bar is clear and does not present a knee space encroachment as provided in 4.

If ovens or cooktops have knee spaces under- neath, they shall be insulated or otherwise protect- ed on the exposed contact surfaces for protection against burns, abrasions, or 192 shock.

Examples of elements are telephones, curb ramps, doors, drinking fountains, seating, and water closets. The additional force to overcome the inertia of a door exceeds that required to maintain movement of the door.

The structural strength of seats and their attach- ments shall comply with 4.

CABO/ANSI A (PDF Download)

Ramps shall have level landings at bottom asni top of each run. Ramps are essential for wheel- chair users s117 elevators or lifts are not available to connect different levels. This edition has largely achieved that goal. Roll-in type shower stalls shall be 30 in by 60 in mm by mm inside finished dimension minimum with clear floor space of 36 in wide by 60 in long mm by mm minimum.


The specifications in this section do not preclude the use of zoned or coded emer- gency alarm systems.

Hence, any circulation paths among all dwelling units and among all on- site facilities should be as accessible as possible. The time required for such doors to open to the back check position shall be 3 seconds minimum. The legibility of printed characters is a function of viewing dis- tance, character height, the ratio of the stroke width to the height of the character, the contrast of color between character and background, and print font.

For a person with a physical disability to achieve independence, it is essential that buildings and facilities be viewed in the design process from that person’s perspective based on a specific dis- ability or disabilities.

Touch latches and U-shaped pulls are acceptable. Measurements for reach limits are made to the center of the coin slot. As used in the stan- dard, a “change in level” is a change in the eleva- tion of a walking surface. Where there is no wall space on the latch side of the door, including double leaf doors, signs shall be placed on the nearest adjacent wall. Note that in any application both white and black are never absolute; thus, B- never equals and B2 is always greater than 0.

The type of map or instruc- tions used are based on the information to be com- municated, which depends highly on the type of buildings or users. Faucets shall comply with 4.

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

Accessible parking spaces, access aisles and ani loading zones shall have surface slopes not steeper than 1: Much more is to be done in devel- oping both quantitative and qualitative criteria for carpeting. Operable parts of equipment and appliances shall be placed within one or more of the reach ranges specified in 4. There shall be no sharp or abrasive surfaces under lava- tories and sinks.

For corridors more than 20 ft 6 m wide, visible signaling appliances shall be located in ac- cordance with Table 4. Different types of work require different work sur- face heights for comfort and optimal performance. Bathtubs in dwelling units shall comply with 4.

Outdoor stairs and ap- proaches to them shall be designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. Level, indirect routes or those with running slopes less than 1: Accessible passenger loading zones shall comply with 4. The color of visual signaling appliances is clear i. Moreover, no person shall have the right or authority to issue an interpretation of an American National Standard in the name of the American National Standards Institute.


Owing to the kinetic nature of the motion, reversal of the closing door is not instantaneous. The standards regarding visual alarm signals provide comparable coverage and protection for persons with hearing impair- ments as well as absi those depending on audible alarms. Ignorance of the law shall not excuse noncompliance and it is the responsibility of the citizens to inform themselves as to the laws that are enacted in the United States of America and in the states and cities ansk therein.

If administrative authorities require flush con- trols for flush valves to be located in a position that conflicts wnsi the location of the rear a117 bar, then that bar may be split or shifted toward the wide side of the toilet area. Children apparently prefer to use, and can more effectively use, handrails or other graspable elements that are a17 at shoulder to head height. Grab bar shall be extended across the control wall and aansi wall to a point 1 8 in mm from the control wall.

Where telecommunication devices for the deaf are required, they shall be identified by the in- ternational telecommunications device for the deaf symbol anso proportioned as shown in Fig.

Grab bars shall not rotate within their fittings. Examples are temporary classrooms or classroom buildings at schools and colleges. Briggs, PE William D.

Service counters serve as duty stations for 199 ployees who require knee clearances and as tem- porary work surfaces for wheelchair users having a need to communicate or make transactions with personnel. Two accessible parking spaces shall be permitted to share a common ac- cess aisle.

Countertop or wall-mounted oven 2. Doors that are part of an accessible route shall comply with 4. The device shall be identified 9192 raised symbols and lettering complying with 4.

Bathtub rims shall be 17 in to 19 in mm to mm measured from floor to top of rim. Curb ramps shall be 36 in mm wide minimum, exclusive of flared sides.