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ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

ISBN: 978-1-119-27758-3
304 pages
April 2017
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Description

Integrate your designs with compliant access interpretations

ADA in Details provides a visual interpretation of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for a convenient, go-to reference of pertinent scoping, technical requirements, and sourcing information. Architects, designers, and everyone else involved in the built environment can turn to this authoritative resource to understand accessibility compliance for places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and public buildings. Every detail is presented with both a clear explanation and illustrations that synthesize federal regulations and the 2016 California Building Code (CBC). A reference of this scope presenting visual detail examples and specifications for both newly constructed and existing facilities enables you to:

  • Get up to speed on accessibility standards and requirements
  • Differentiate the CBC from the ADA Standards with color contrasting text and graphics for immediate clarification
  • Keep a solutions guide at your fingertips for accessible routes, site features, architectural elements, restrooms, and more
  • Quickly find requirements for specialty areas of accessibility, including assembly areas, kitchens, storage spaces, hospitality and recreational facilities, as well as dwelling units
Integrate accessibility into any space with ADA in Details.
provides a visual interpretation of the
2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards
for a convenient, go-to reference of pertinent scoping,
technical requirements, and sourcing information.
Architects, designers, and everyone else involved in the
built environment can turn to this authoritative resource
to understand accessibility compliance for places of
public accommodation, commercial facilities, and public
buildingsEvery detail is presented with both a clear explanation and illustrations that synthesize federal regulations and the 2016 California Building Code (CBC). A reference of this scope presenting visual detail examples and specifications for both newly constructed and existing facilities enables you to:
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Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments vi

Chapter 1 Accessible Routes 1

Accessible Routes & Clearances 1

Clear Floor, Turning, & Maneuvering Spaces 6

Walking Surfaces 11

Protruding, Post-Mounted, & Overhanging Objects 14

Reach Ranges 19

Doors & Gates – General 23

Doors & Gates – Maneuvering Clearances 26

Doors & Gates – Opening Configurations 29

Power-Assist, Low-Energy, & Automatic Doors & Gates 34

Doors, Gates, & Windows – Specific Types & Uses 38

Machines, Controls, & Other Items 41

Chapter 2 Site Elements 47

Accessible Parking – In General 47

Accessible Parking Signage 51

Accessible Parking Spaces 54

Valet & Passenger Drop-Off & Loading Areas 59

Transportation – Boarding & Alighting Areas 63

Curb Ramps 66

Corner Curb Cut Ramps 72

Island Conditions & Blended Transitions 76

Detectable Warning Surfaces 80

Accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – Requirements 85

Pools, Spas, & Other Recreation 92

Pools, Spas, & Water Entry Systems 96

Chapter 3 Vertical Access 103

Stairways 103

Pedestrian Ramps 107

Pedestrian Ramp Landings 111

Edge Protection 118

Handrails 121

Elevator Lobby & Landing Area 127

Elevator Car 131

Platform Lifts—Non-Enclosed Runway 135

Chapter 4 Architectural Elements 139

Counters – Check-Out, Food, Sales, & Service 139

Seating At Tables, Bars, & Work Surfaces 144

Kitchens & Kitchenettes 149

Drinking Fountains 157

Common Use Plumbing Fixtures 160

Sign Types 163

Sign Components 167

International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA) 172

Telephones – Wheelchair Access 174

Telephones & Other Communication Features 177

Chapter 5 Restrooms & Bathing Facilities 181

Restroom & Bathing Facility Signage 181

Restroom & Bathing Facility Accessories 185

Lavatory 189

Toilet Fixture 193

Grab Bars 196

Restroom & Bathing Facilities – Single-User 200

Toilet Compartments 206

Restroom – Multi-User 210

Ambulatory Compartment 217

Urinals 220

Showers 222

Bathtubs 229

Chapter 6 Other Elements 233

Children’s Suggested Requirements 233

Storage, Lockers, and Fitting & Dressing Rooms 238

Assembly – Circulation & Seating 243

Assembly – Assisted Listening Systems 248

Transient Lodging 251

Multi-Family Dwelling Units 260

Employee Only Spaces 271

Chapter 7 A Word or Two on Existing Projects 275

Overview 275

Barrier Removal 275

Alterations 278

Summary 279

Chapter 8 Innovative Ideas on Access World-Wide 281

Access Overall 281

Visiting 281

Designing Universally 281

As We Age in Place 282

Life-Long Communities 282

Other Topical Approaches 282

Access Overall – In Summary 285

References 286

Index 287

 

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Author Information

JANIS KENT, FAIA, CASp, Architect, is the founding president of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI). Designated a Subject Matter Expert by the California Division of the State Architect, she serves on the committee to develop the California State CASp exams. As a consultant to the City of Los Angeles Housing Division, she provides expertise on accessibility in public housing. Additionally she has been asked to speak on a variety of accessibility topics at numerous venues across the country.

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