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ADA 101 – Elevator Floor Designation

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 407.2.3.1 code text and example picturesADAS 2010 407.2.3.1 Elevator Floor Designation

Floor designations complying with 703.2 and 703.4.1 shall be provided on both jambs of elevator hoistway entrances. Floor designations shall be provided in both tactile characters and braille. Tactile characters shall be 2 inches high minimum. A tactile star shall be provided on both jambs at the main entry level.

Code 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 – Position of Clear Floor or Ground Space

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 305.5 code text and example picturesADAS 2010 305.5 Position of Clear Floor or Ground Space

Unless otherwise specified, clear floor or ground space shall be positioned for either forward or parallel approach to an element.

Code 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 – Diagonal Curb Cuts

ADA 101 info graphic with 2010 ADA Section 406.6 code text and example pictures

2010 ADAS 406.6 Diagonal Curb Cuts

Diagonal or corner type curb ramps with returned curbs or other well-defined edges shall have the edges parallel to the direction of pedestrian flow. The bottom of diagonal curb ramps shall have a clear space 48 inches minimum outside active traffic lanes of the roadway. Diagonal curb ramps provided at marked crossings shall provide the 48 inches minimum clear space within the markings. Diagonal curb ramps with flared sides shall have a segment of curb 24 inches long minimum located on each side of the curb ramp and within the marked crossing.

Code 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 – Clear Width (Door)

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 404.2.3 code text and example pictures

2010 ADAS 404.2.3 Clear Width (Doors)

Door openings shall provide a clear width of 32 inches minimum. Clear openings of doorways with swinging doors shall be measured between the face of the door and the stop, with the door open 90 degrees. Openings more than 24 inches deep shall provide a clear opening of 36 inches minimum. There shall be no projections into the required clear opening width lower than 34 inches above the finish floor or ground. Projections into the clear opening width between 34 inches and 80 inches above the finish floor or ground shall not exceed 4 inches.

Code 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 – Post Mounted Objects

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 307.3 code text and example pictures

2010 ADAS 307.3 Post Mounted Objects

Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons shall overhang circulation paths 12 inches maximum when located 27 inches minimum and 80 inches maximum above the finish floor or ground. Where a sign or other obstruction is mounted between posts or pylons and the clear distance between the posts or pylons is greater than 12 inches, the lowest edge of such sign or obstruction shall be 27 inches maximum or 80 inches minimum above the finish floor or ground.

Code 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 – Forward Reach Unobstructed

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 308.2.1 code text and example pictures

2010 ADAS 308.2.1 Forward Reach Unobstructed

Where a forward reach is unobstructed, the high forward reach shall be 48 inches maximum and the low forward reach shall be 15 inches minimum above the finish floor or ground.

Code 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 – Knee Clearance Minimum Required Depth

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 306.3.3 code text and example pictures

2010 ADAS 306.3.3 Knee Clearance Minimum Required Depth

Where knee clearance is required under an element as part of a clear floor space, the knee clearance shall be 11 inches deep minimum at 9 inches above the finish floor or ground, and 8 inches deep minimum at 27 inches above the finish floor or ground.

Code 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- Minimum Required Depth

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 306.2.3 code text and example pictures2010 ADAS 306.2.3 Minimum Required Depth

Where toe clearance is required at an element as part of a clear floor space, the toe clearance shall extend 17 inches minimum under the element.

Code 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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