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ADA 101 – Water Closet Location

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 604.2 code text and example picturesADAS 2010 604.2 Water Closet Location

The water closet shall be positioned with a wall or partition to the rear and to one side. The centerline of the water closet shall be 16 inches minimum to 18 inches maximum from the side wall or partition, except that the water closet shall be 17 inches minimum and 19 inches maximum from the side wall or partition in the ambulatory accessible toilet compartment specified in 604.8.2. Water closets shall be arranged for a left-hand or right-hand approach.

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 – Water Closets and Toilet Compartments Dispensers

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 604.7 code text and example picturesADAS 2010 604.7 Water Closets and Toilet Compartments Dispensers

Toilet paper dispensers shall comply with 309.4 and shall be 7 inches minimum and 9 inches maximum in front of the water closet measured to the centerline of the dispenser. The outlet of the dispenser shall be 15 inches minimum and 48 inches maximum above the finish floor and shall not be located behind grab bars. Dispensers shall not be of a type that controls delivery or that does not allow continuous paper flow.

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 – Unobstructed Forward Reach

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 308.2.1 code textADAS 2010 308.2.1 Unobstructed Forward Reach

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 – Drinking Fountain Spout Location

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 602.5 code textADAS 2010 602.5 Drinking Fountain Spout Location

The spout shall be located 15 inches minimum from the vertical support and 5 inches maximum from the front edge of the unit, including bumpers.

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 – Handrail Clearance

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 505.5 code textADAS 2010 505.5 Handrail Clearance.

Clearance between handrail gripping surfaces and adjacent surfaces shall be 1 1/2 inches minimum.

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 – Elevator Visible Signal Location

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 407.2.2.2 code textADAS 2010 407.2.2.2 Elevator Signal Location.

Visible signal fixtures shall be centered at 72 inches minimum above the finish floor or ground. The visible signal elements shall be 2 1/2 inches minimum measured along the vertical centerline of the element. Signals shall be visible from the floor area adjacent to the hall call button.

EXCEPTIONS:

1. Destination-oriented elevators shall be permitted to have signals visible from the floor area adjacent to the hoistway entrance.

2. Existing elevators shall not be required to comply with 407.2.2.2.

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 – Passenger Loading Zones Access Aisle

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 503.3 code text and example picturesADAS 2010 503.3 Passenger Loading Zones Access Aisle

Passenger loading zones shall provide access aisles complying with 503 adjacent to the vehicle pull-up space. Access aisles shall adjoin an accessible route and shall not overlap the vehicular way.

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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