This checklist details some of the requirements found in the ADA Standards for Accessible. Design (Standards). The ADA Accessibility. Guidelines (ADAAG). The Department of Justice’s revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of (ADA) were published in the Federal Register on. Parking and Drop-Off Areas (ADAAG ). Yes No. Are an adequate number of accessible parking spaces available (8 feet wide for car plus 5-foot access aisle )?.
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This checklist is intended for technical assistance purposes only. Individuals who use this checklist should be aware that the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation, not the U.
ADA Accessibility Guidelines
Use of this checklist does not constitute a determination of your legal rights or chekclist under the ADA, and it is not binding on the Department of Justice, Department of Transportation, or the Access Board.
Use of this checklist is voluntary. Approach to Surveying Preparing to Survey Step 1: Determine Minimum Requirements Step 3: Copy and Assemble the Survey Forms Step 4: Parking and Passenger Loading Checklizt B: Site Accessible Routes and Elements C: Building Accessible Route E: Toilet Rooms and Bathrooms G: Special Types of Facilities I: Accessible Buildings — Additions and Alterations J: Accessible Buildings — Historic Preservation.
Parking Survey Form 2: Passenger Loading Zone Survey Form 3: Exterior Accessible Routes Survey Form 4: Curb Ramps Survey Form 5: Drinking Fountains Survey Form 6: Telephones Survey Form 7: Ramps Survey Form 8: Stairs Survey Form 9: Platform Lifts Survey Form Doors and Gates Survey Form Elevators Survey Form Rooms and Spaces Survey Form Assembly Areas Survey Form Toilet Rooms and Bathrooms Survey Form Bathtubs and Showers Survey Form Dressing and Fitting Rooms Survey Form Signage Survey Form Alarms Survey Form Detectable Warnings Survey Form Restaurants and Cafeterias Survey Form Medical Care Facilities Survey Form Mercantile Facilities Survey Form Libraries Survey Form Transportation Facilities — Airports.
The Americans with Disabilities Act ADAsigned by President Bush on Chscklist 26,is landmark legislation to extend civil rights protection to people with disabilities. The ADA prohibits discrimination dhecklist the basis of disability in employment, State and local government services, public transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and telecommunications.
The ADA required the U. These guidelines were amended and supplemented with provisions for transportation facilities on September 6, The purpose of this checklist is to enable people to survey places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and transportation facilities for compliance with the new construction and alterations requirements of Title II, Subtitle B Public Transportation and Title III of the ADA.
It can also be used to identify barriers in existing buildings. No special training is needed to use this checklist. It can be used by businesses, building owners and managers, State and local governments, design professionals, or concerned citizens. Appendix A of the Department of Transportation’s regulations includes section 10 of ADAAG, which specifies additional provisions for transportation facilities.
Buildings and facilities constructed or altered by, on behalf of, or for the use of State and local governments covered by Title II, Subtitle A of the ADA, other than transportation facilities covered by the Department of Transportation’s regulationare allowed by 28 CFR This requirement applies only if: Full compliance with the new construction requirements is not required where an entity can demonstrate that it is structurally impracticable.
The exception for structural impracticability, a very narrow one, is discussed in 28 CFR Other exceptions for certain temporary structures, specific building areas and features including elevators are discussed in ADAAG 4. Areas that are used only by employees as work areas must be designed and constructed so that individuals with disabilities can approach, enter, and exit the areas as required in ADAAG 4.
The guidelines do not require that any areas used only by employees as work areas be constructed to permit maneuvering within the work area or be constructed or equipped i.
Departures from the ADAAG chwcklist and scoping provisions are permitted where the alternative designs and technologies used will provide substantially equivalent or greater access to and usability of the facility. The specific procedure for applying for such a determination is included in 49 CFR In general, alterations of specific elements or portions of a facility must be completed in compliance with the requirements for new construction. However, full compliance with the alterations requirements is not required where it is technically infeasible.
Accessible Buildings – Additions and Alterations. Additional special provisions and exceptions for alterations for special facility types are found in ADAAG 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 and on the Technical Requirements Survey Forms for the special facility types.
If an alteration affects or could affect the usability of or access to an area of a facility that contains a “primary function,” an accessible path of travel must be provided to the altered area. In addition, restrooms, telephones, and drinking fountains serving the altered area must also be made accessible to the extent that the cost is not “disproportionate” to the cost of the overall alteration.
Disproportionality is defined in 28 CFR In such a case, checmlist requirements may be used. The alternative requirements are discussed in 28 CFR Accessible Buildings – Historic Preservation.
Barrier Removal in Existing Facilities. Public accommodations covered by Title III of the ADA must remove architectural barriers in existing facilities, including communication barriers that are structural in nature, where such removal is readily achievable.
The ADA generally defines readily achievable as “easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense. Measures taken to comply with readily achievable barrier removal must comply with ADAAG unless it would not be readily achievable.
However, no measure shall be taken that poses a significant risk to the health or safety of individuals with disabilities or others. This “grandfather” provision applies only to “key stations” and is discussed in 49 CFR The timeframes for making “key stations” and existing intercity rail stations accessible xhecklist specified in the Department of Transportation’s regulations at 49 CFR ADAAG applies to new construction and alterations of “places of public accommodation and commercial facilities.
An inn, hotel, motel, or other place of lodging, except for an establishment located within a checmlist that contains not more than five rooms for rent or hire and that is actually occupied by the proprietor of the establishment as the residence of the proprietor.
A motion picture house, theater, concert hall, stadium, or other place of exhibition or entertainment.
A bakery, grocery store, clothing store, hardware store, shopping center, or other sales or rental establishment. A laundromat, dry cleaner, bank, barber shop, beauty shop, travel service, shoe repair service, funeral parlor, gas station, office of an accountant or lawyer, pharmacy, insurance office, professional office of a health care chceklist, hospital, or other service establishment.
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines Checklist For Buildings And Facilities
A nursery, elementary, secondary, undergraduate, or postgraduate private school, or other place of education. A day care center, senior citizen center, homeless shelter, food bank, adoption agency, or other social service center establishment.
A gymnasium, health spa, bowling alley, golf course, or other place of exercise or recreation. How the Checklist is Organized to Assist You. This checklist presents the minimum scoping and technical requirements contained in ADAAG for newly constructed facilities in the logical progression of traveling to cheecklist through a building.
The Minimum Requirements Summary Sheets tell you what to survey, such as an accessible route, an entry, or a bathroom.
The Technical Requirements Survey Forms give you the specific features those elements must have. There are 29 survey forms to represent elements on the site and in the building. Many of ADAAG’s general requirements are repeated on different forms because they apply to more than one element. Some survey forms may refer you to others for detailed provisions. In alterations one must first attempt to meet the requirements checllist new construction unless it is technically infeasible or special provisions apply.
The survey process moves through a parallel structure in three steps using the following sheets and forms:. Building Accessible Route Sheet E: Toilet Rooms and Bathrooms Sheet Adaag Special Types of Facilities Sheet I: Passenger Loading Zones Form 3: Exterior Accessible Routes Form 4: Curb Ramps Form 5: Drinking Fountains Form 6: Platform Lifts Form Doors and Gates Form