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ADA 101 – Rectangular Shower Seats

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 610.3.1 text and example pictures2010 ADAS 610.3.1 Rectangular Seats

The rear edge of a rectangular seat shall be 2 1/2 inches maximum and the front edge 15 inches minimum and 16 inches maximum from the seat wall. The side edge of the seat shall be 1 1/2 inches maximum from the adjacent 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 – Shower Compartment Seats

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 610.3 text and example pictures2010 ADAS 610.3 Shower Compartment Seats

Where a seat is provided in a standard roll-in shower compartment, it shall be a folding type, shall be installed on the side wall adjacent to the controls, and shall extend from the back wall to a point within 3 inches of the compartment entry. Where a seat is provided in an alternate roll-in type shower compartment, it shall be a folding type, shall be installed on the front wall opposite the back wall, and shall extend from the adjacent side wall to a point within 3 inches of the compartment entry. In transfer-type showers, the seat shall extend from the back wall to a point within 3 inches of the compartment entry. The top of the seat shall be 17 inches minimum and 19 inches maximum above the bathroom finish floor. Seats shall comply with 610.3.1 or 610.3.2.

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 – Spacing of Grab Bars

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 609.3 text and example pictures2010 ADAS 609.3 Spacing of Grab Bars

The space between the wall and the grab bar shall be 1 1/2 inches. The space between the grab bar and projecting objects below and at the ends shall be 1 1/2 inches minimum. The space between the grab bar and projecting objects above shall be 12 inches minimum.

EXCEPTION: The space between the grab bars and shower controls, shower fittings, and other grab bars above shall be permitted to be 1 1/2 inches minimum.

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 – L-Shaped Shower Seat

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 608.2.1 text and example pictures 2010 ADAS 610.3.2 L-Shaped Shower Seat

The rear edge of an L-shaped seat shall be 2 1/2 inches maximum and the front edge 15 inches minimum and 16 inches maximum from the seat wall. The rear edge of the “L” portion of the seat shall be 1 1/2 inches maximum from the wall and the front edge shall be 14 inches minimum and 15 inches maximum from the wall. The end of the “L” shall be 22 inches minimum and 23 inches maximum from the main seat 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 – 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.

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