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ADA 101 – Transfer Type Shower Compartments

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 608.2.1 text and example pictures 2010 ADAS 608.2.1 Transfer Type Shower Compartments

Transfer type shower compartments shall be 36 inches by 36 inches clear inside dimensions measured at the center points of opposing sides and shall have a 36 inch wide minimum entry on the face of the shower compartment. Clearance of 36 inches wide minimum by 48 inches long minimum measured from the control wall shall be provided.

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 – Alternate Roll-In Type Shower Compartments

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 608.3.3 code text and example pictures 2010 ADAS 608.3.3 Alternate Roll-In Type Shower Compartments

In alternate roll-in type shower compartments, grab bars shall be provided on the back wall and the side wall farthest from the compartment entry. Grab bars shall not be provided above the seat. Grab bars shall be installed 6 inches maximum from adjacent walls.

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 – Grab Bars in Standard Roll-In Type Shower Compartments

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 608.3.2 code text and example pictures2010 ADAS 608.3.2  Garb Bars in Standard Roll-In Type Shower Compartments

Where a seat is provided in standard roll-in type shower compartments, grab bars shall be provided on the back wall and the side wall opposite the seat. Grab bars shall not be provided above the seat. Where a seat is not provided in standard roll-in type shower compartments, grab bars shall be provided on three walls. Grab bars shall be installed 6 inches maximum from adjacent walls.

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

People with Disabilities Make Their Voices Heard Over Voting Restrictions

Voter access and voter rights have taken been in the news a lot this year. For people with disabilities, this has been a critical issue for decades.

In Texas, disABILITYsa, a group  dedicated “to educate, advance and engage individuals with disabilities”, is now contending the State’s Senate Bill 7 and the roadblocks it puts up for people with disabilities to have equal access to vote.

The three biggest concerns for the disABILITYsa were the requirement to verify a voter’s disability to get a mail-in ballot, changes to curbside voting and possible criminal charges against caregivers or attendants often needed to assist a voter with disabilities.

To continue reading this story, please visit https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/06/25/disability-community-sends-message-to-texas-lawmakers-over-proposed-voting-restrictions/.

In North Carolina, previous legislative efforts have gone to the courts. Recently, North Carolina’s Eastern District Judge Terrence Boyle recently ordered the state’s Board of Elections to make a number of changes which include the preservation of absentee voting for blind and otherwise disabled voters.

The ruling poses new limitations, and possibly more ADA violation, though. For those wanting to cast absentee ballots, voters with disabilities are required to fill out a form and submit it to their local election board before receiving an absentee ballot.

While most voters without vision impairments were able to go about this process privately, visually impaired voters often required assistance, affecting their ability to privately cast a ballot.

To continue reading this story, please visit https://www.thetimesnews.com/story/news/2021/06/25/court-order-ensures-convenience-and-privacy-disabled-voters-blind-terrence-boyle-north-carolina/5333922001/.

Sources:
Court order secures new voting rights for North Carolina’s disabled voters
By Dean-Paul Stephens, Times-News
Published June 25, 2021
https://www.thetimesnews.com/story/news/2021/06/25/court-order-ensures-convenience-and-privacy-disabled-voters-blind-terrence-boyle-north-carolina/5333922001/

Disability community sends message to Texas lawmakers over proposed voting restrictions
By Jessie Degollado, KSAT 12 San Antonio
Published June 24, 2021
https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/06/25/disability-community-sends-message-to-texas-lawmakers-over-proposed-voting-restrictions/

 

ADA 101 – Standard Roll-In Type Shower Compartments

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 608.2.2 code text and example pictures2010 ADAS 608.2.2 Standard Roll-In Type Shower Compartments

Standard roll-in type shower compartments shall be 30 inches wide minimum by 60 inches deep minimum clear inside dimensions measured at center points of opposing sides and shall have a 60 inches wide minimum entry on the face of the shower compartment.

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 – Bathtubs Clearance

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 607.2 code text and example pictures2010 ADAS 607.2 Bathtubs Clearance

Clearance in front of bathtubs shall extend the length of the bathtub and shall be 30 inches wide minimum. A lavatory complying with 606 shall be permitted at the control end of the clearance. Where a permanent seat is provided at the head end of the bathtub, the clearance shall extend 12 inches minimum beyond the wall at the head end of the bathtub.

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

Cannon County, Tennessee Resolves ADA Complaint Over Sports Facility

Seal of the United States Department of Justice NASHVILLE – Cannon County, Tennessee has resolved a complaint that it was constructing a school sports facility that did not comply with the accessibility standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), announced Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart for the Middle District of Tennessee.

“We appreciate the willingness of the County and Cannon County Schools Director William Curtis to resolve these issues so that all individuals with disabilities – students and spectators – can utilize a sports facility that complies with the ADA for years to come,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Stewart. “This successful resolution was achieved because of concerned citizens, who are the eyes and ears of their communities and help this Office ensure that there is equal access in all areas of the Middle District.”

On April 23, 2019, the United States notified Cannon County that it was investigating a complaint that the sports facility was not being constructed in accordance with ADA standards, and specifically did not comply with parking, signage, and accessibility requirements. The United States sought information on the status of the construction, including photographs and architectural plans to demonstrate ADA compliance. Cannon County promptly responded to the requests.

Continue reading at: https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdtn/pr/cannon-county-tennessee-resolves-ada-complaint-over-sports-facility

ADA 101 – Bathtubs With Permanent Seats Control End Wall

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 607.4.1.2 code text and example pictures 2010 ADAS 607.4.1.2 Bathtubs With Permanent Seats Control End Wall

A grab bar 24 inches long minimum shall be installed on the control end wall at the front edge of the bathtub.

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 – 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.

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