Month: May 2021

ADA 101 – Bathtubs With Permanent Seats Back Wall

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 607.4.1.1 code text and example pictures 2010 ADAS 607.4.1.1 Bathtubs With Permanent Seats Back Wall

Two grab bars shall be installed on the back wall, one located in accordance with 609.4 and the other located 8 inches minimum and 10 inches maximum above the rim of the bathtub. Each grab bar shall be installed 15 inches maximum from the head end wall and 12 inches maximum from the control end wall.

Citation according to 2010 ADAS. Check your state’s accessibility laws. Some states such as California, Georgia and Florida have additional requirements and standards.

ADA 101 – Ambulatory Accessible Toilet Compartment Size

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 604.8.2.1 code text and example pictures 2010 ADAS 604.8.2.1 Ambulatory Accessible Toilet Compartment Size

Ambulatory accessible compartments shall have a depth of 60 inches minimum and a width of 35 inches minimum and 37 inches maximum.

Citation according to 2010 ADAS. Check your state’s accessibility laws. Some states such as California, Georgia and Florida have additional requirements and standards.

$2.25 Million Fund in Amtrak Settlement Closes May 29 2021

To resolve the Department of Justice’s claims that Amtrak violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Amtrak created a $2.25 million fund to pay riders with mobility disabilities who had problems accessing the Amtrak stations listed below.

Individuals must make a claim by May 29, 2021, available at www.AmtrakDisabilitySettlement.com, to get paid from the fund.

For help, contact:

  • Email: info@AmtrakDisabilitySettlement.com
  • Telephone (toll-free): 1-888-334-6165
  • TTY Telephone (toll-free): 1-866-411-6976

Individuals must also:

  • Have a mobility disability. For example, use a wheelchair, walker, or other device to assist with walking or moving around, or otherwise have difficulty walking;
  • Have had a problem accessing one of the Amtrak stations listed below between July 27, 2013, and Dec. 2, 2020. Problems include the lack of accessible parking; steep sidewalks or paths or steps on sidewalks or paths; no signs saying where individuals using wheelchairs may go to get to the station; bathrooms with doors or stalls that are too narrow or with inaccessible sinks; high ticket counters; platforms that are falling apart; or narrow routes at stations; and
  • Have lived at, visited, or wanted to visit a place closer to one or more of the 78 listed Amtrak stations than another Amtrak station.

To receive payment, an individual with a disability must have had problems accessing one of 78 stations. The list of stations is available at www.AmtrakDisabilitySettlement.com.

This fund is part of the Justice Department’s agreement with Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, to resolve the department’s findings of disability discrimination in violation of the ADA. Under the agreement Amtrak will also fix inaccessible stations.

For more information on the ADA, please visit ADA.gov or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TTY 800-514-0383).

ADA 101 – Bottom Extension at Stairs

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 505.10.3 code text and example pictures 2010 ADAS 505.10.3 Bottom Handrail Extension at Stairs

At the bottom of a stair flight, handrails shall extend at the slope of the stair flight for a horizontal distance at least equal to one tread depth beyond the last riser nosing. Extension shall return to a wall, guard, or the landing surface, or shall be continuous to the handrail of an adjacent stair flight.

Citation according to 2010 ADAS. Check your state’s accessibility laws. Some states such as California, Georgia and Florida have additional requirements and standards.

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