ADA Checklist for Readily Achievable Barrier Removal
2011
Based on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design This checklist was produced by the New England ADA Center, a project of the Institute for Human Centered Design and a member of the ADA National Network. This checklist was developed under a grant from the Department of Education, NIDRR grant number H133A060092-09A. However the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Questions or comments on the checklist contact the New England ADA Center at 617-695-0085 voice/tty or ADAinfo@NewEnglandADA.org For the full set of checklists, including the checklists for recreation facilities visit www.ADAchecklist.org. Copyright © 2016 ADA Checklist for Existing Materials. You can freely reproduce and distribute this content. Include proper attribution. But you must get permission before using this content as a fee-based product. How to Use this Checklist
Get Organized
One person can conduct a survey, but it’s easier with two people. One person can take measurements and the other person can fill out the checklist and take photos.
Obtain Floor Plans
A floor plan or sketch helps the surveyors get oriented and know how many elements, such as drinking fountains and entrances, there are and where they are. If plans are not available, sketch the layout of interior and exterior spaces.
Make Copies of the Checklist
Determine how many copies of each section of the checklist you need. For example, most facilities have more than one toilet room.
Gather Tools
•Checklist
•Clipboard makes it easier to write on the checklist
•Tape measure
•Electronic or carpenter’s level - 24 inches
•Door pressure gauge or fish scale for measuring door-opening force
•Digital camera
•Bag to hold these items
Conduct the Survey
Start Outside
Start from site arrival points such as drop-off areas and public sidewalks and determine if there is an accessible route to an accessible entrnce. If there is a parking lot or garage check for the correct number of accessible parking spaces, including van-accessible spaces. Is there an accessible route from the accessible parking spaces to an accessible entrance? Next survey the entrances. If there is an accessible entrance, determine if there are signs at inaccessible entrances directing people to the accessible entrance. Go inside and continue through the facility and the checklist.
Keep Good Notes
Write on the front of each checklist where you are surveying. You may end up with six toilet room checklists. When you get back to your office you’ll want to know which one is the checklist for the first floor women’s room. If there isn’t an accessible entrance you’ll want to indicate how many steps there are and how much space is available to install a ramp or lift. This is a good time to take photographs.
Take Good Measurements
When in doubt write it down. It’s better to have too much information than not enough. Even if something is in compliance it’s helpful to have exact measurements.
Parking Space
Image of to two people measuring a parking space.
Measure from the inside edge of the painted line to the inside of the opposite painted line or edge of space.
Door Clear Width
Image of a person measuring the clear width of a door.
Open the door 90 degrees, measure from the face of the door to the edge of the door stop.
Door Opening Force
Image of a hand on a door crash bar.
If you’re using a door pressure gauge place it where you would push open the door.
Image of a hand in a door loop pull.
If you’re using a fish scale place it where you would pull open the door.
Accessible Slopes
Image of a man with a level and tape measure determining ramp slope.
You can measure slope with a 24 inch level and a tape measure. Put the level on the surface in the direction you are measuring. Put one end at the high point of the surface and raise the other end so that the bubble is in the middle of the level’s gauge. The level is now level. Measure the distance between the end of the level at its bottom point and the surface.
For a ramp the maximum running slope allowed is 1:12. That means for every inch of height change there should be at least 12 inches of ramp run. If the distance between the bottom of the level and the ramp surface is 2 inches or less, then the slope is 1:12 or less (2:24 = 1:12 and 1.5:24 = 1:16 which is a more gradual slope than 1:12). If the distance is greater than 2 inches, the ramp is too steep. For example, if the distance is 3 inches, then the slope is 1:8 (3:24 = 1:8 which is a steeper slope than 1:12).
For the parts of an accessible route that aren’t a ramp, the maximum running slope allowed is 1:20. That means for every inch of height change there must be at least 20 inches of route run. The distance from the bottom edge of the level to the surface should be no more than 1.2 inches (1.2:24 = 1:20).
For the cross slope of an accessible route the maximum slope allowed is 1:48. The distance from the bottom edge of the level to the surface should be no more than ½ inch (.5:24 = 1:48). The cross slope of an accessible route is the slope that is perpendicular to the direction of pedestrian travel.
Slopes may also be measured using a digital level. Be sure to read the instructions. Measure with the percent calculation rather than the degrees calculation. For a ramp the maximum running slope allowed is 8.33% (8.33% is a 1:12 slope). For an accessible route without a ramp the maximum running slope allowed is 5% (1:20). For the cross slope of an accessible route the maximum slope allowed is 2.083% (1:48).
Check that You Got Everything
Before you leave the site review all the checklists. Make sure you know which checklist goes with which entrance and which toilet room and that you’ve got all the information you need. It is better to do it now than to have to go back.
After the Survey
List Barriers and Solutions
Consider the solutions listed beside each question on the checklist and add your own ideas. Consult with building contractors and equipment suppliers to estimate the costs for making modifications.
Develop an Implementation Plan
Although an implementation plan is not required, the Department of Justice recommends such a plan, specifying what barriers will be removed and when solutions will occur: "...Such a plan...could serve as evidence of a good faith effort to comply..." Prioritize items, make a timeline and develop a budget. Where the removal of barriers is not readily achievable, consider whether there are alternative methods for providing access that are readily achievable such as curbside takeout service at a restaurant with an accessible intercom system outside.
Make Changes
Use the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Note: Until March 15, 2012 the 1991 ADA Standards for Accessible Design may be used for readily achievable barrier removal. Check whether local and state building codes require greater accessibility when alterations are undertaken.
Follow Up
Review the implementation plan each year to evaluate whether more access improvements have become readily achievable.
What is Readily Achievable Barrier Removal?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public accommodations (businesses and non-profit organizations) to provide goods and services to people with disabilities on an equal basis with the rest of the public.
Businesses and non-profit organizations that serve the public are to remove architectural barriers when it is “readily achievable” to do so; in other words, when barrier removal is “easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense.”
The decision of what is readily achievable is made considering the size, type, and overall finances of the public accommodation and the nature and cost of the access improvements needed. Barrier removal that is difficult now may be readily achievable in the future as finances change.
This checklist is intended to assist public accommodations as the first step in a planning process for readily achievable barrier removal.
Public accommodations’ ADA obligations for barrier removal can be found in the Department of Justice’s ADA Title III regulations 28 CFR Part 36.304.
Priorities for Barrier Removal
The ADA Title III regulations recommend four priorities for barrier removal. The purpose of these priorities is to facilitate business planning. The priorities are not mandatory. Public accommodations may determine the most effective mix of barrier removal measures to undertake in their facilities.
Priority 1 - Accessible approach and entrance
Priority 2 - Access to goods and services
Priority 3 - Access to public toilet rooms
Priority 4 - Access to other items such as water fountains and public telephones
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
This checklist is based on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards). The specifications are in this checklist to help determine what may be readily achievable barrier removal for existing facilities. This checklist does not include all sections of the 2010 Standards. For example there are no questions about patient rooms in hospitals or guest rooms in hotels. Consult the 2010 Standards for situations not covered in the checklist. Full compliance with the 2010 Standards is required only for new construction and alterations. The web address for the 2010 Standards is in the Resources section.
Safe Harbor – Construction Prior to March 15, 2012
Elements in facilities built or altered before March 15, 2012 that comply with the 1991 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (1991 Standards) are not required to be modified to specifications in the 2010 Standards. For example, the 1991 Standards allow 54 inches maximum for a side reach range to a control such as the operating part of a paper towel dispenser. The 2010 Standards lower that side reach range to 48 inches maximum. If a paper towel dispenser was installed prior to March 15, 2012 with the highest operating part at 54 inches, the paper towel dispenser does not need to be lowered to 48 inches. Since the dispenser complies with the 1991 Standards, that Standard provides a “safe harbor.”
New Elements in the 2010 ADA Standards
The 2010 Standards contain elements that are not in the 1991 Standards. These elements include recreation facilities such as swimming pools, team or player seating, accessible routes in court sports facilities, saunas and steam rooms, fishing piers, play areas, exercise machines, golf facilities, miniature golf facilities, amusement rides, shooting facilities with firing positions, and recreational boating facilities. Because these elements were not included in the 1991 Standards, they are not subject to the safe harbor exemption. Public accommodations must remove architectural barriers to these items when it is readily achievable to do so. For example, a hotel must determine whether it is readily achievable to make its swimming pool accessible by installing a lift, a sloped entry or both as specified in the 2010 Standards.
What this Checklist is Not
The ADA Title III regulations require more than barrier removal. The regulations include requirements for nondiscriminatory policies and practices and for the provision of auxiliary aids and services, such as sign language interpreters for people who are deaf and material in Braille for people who are blind. This checklist does not cover those requirements.
Since this checklist does not include all of the 2010 Standards it is not intended to determine compliance for new construction or facilities being altered.
What are Public Accommodations?
Under the ADA public accommodations are private entities that own, lease, lease to or operate a place of public accommodation. This means that both a landlord who leases space in a building to a tenant and the tenant who operates a place of public accommodation have responsibilities to remove barriers.
A place of public accommodation is a facility whose operations affect commerce and fall within at least one of the following 12 categories:
1) Places of lodging (e.g., inns, hotels, motels, except for owner-occupied establishments renting fewer than six rooms)
2) Establishments serving food or drink (e.g. , restaurants and bars)
3) Places of exhibition or entertainment (e.g. , motion picture houses, theaters, concert halls, stadiums)
4) Places of public gathering (e.g. , auditoriums, convention centers, lecture halls)
5) Sales or rental establishments (e.g. , bakeries, grocery stores, hardware stores, shopping centers)
6) Service establishments (e.g. , laundromats, dry-cleaners, banks, barber shops, beauty shops, travel services, shoe repair services, funeral parlors, gas stations, offices of accountants or lawyers, pharmacies, insurance offices, professional offices of health care providers, hospitals)
7) Public transportation terminals, depots, or stations (not including facilities relating to air transportation)
8) Places of public display or collection (e.g. , museums, libraries, galleries)
9) Places of recreation (e.g. , parks, zoos, amusement parks)
10) Places of education (e.g. , nursery schools, elementary, secondary, undergraduate, or postgraduate private schools)
11) Social service center establishments (e.g. , day care centers, senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, food banks, adoption agencies)
12) Places of exercise or recreation (e.g. , gymnasiums, health spas, bowling alleys, golf courses).
Resources
U.S. Department of Justice ADA Information
800-514-0301 voice
800-514-0383 TTY
www.ada.gov
ADA National Network
800-949-4232 voice/TTY connects to your regional ADA Center
www.adata.org
U.S. Access Board
800- 872-2253 voice
800-993-2822 TTY
www.access-board.gov
ADA Title III Regulations 28 CFR Part 36
www.ada.gov/regs2010/titleIII_2010/titleIII_2010_regulations.htm
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
www.ada.gov/2010ADAstandards_index.htm
1991 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
www.ada.gov/stdspdf.htm
Tax Deductions and Credits for Barrier Removal
www.ada.gov/taxincent.htm
Acknowledgements
Many of the illustrations are from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Access Board or are based on illustrations produced by the U.S. Access Board and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Priority 1 – Approach & Entrance
An accessible route from site arrival points and an accessible entrance should be provided for everyone.
Survey information:
Project
Building
Location
Date
Surveyors
Contact Information
For each question indicate yes or no and add measurements where appropriate. Some of the questions have explanatory notes after them which are in parentheses. Most of the questions include possible solutions. Please add any additional solutions that you can think of.
1.1 Is there at least one route that does not require the use of stairs?
yes or no
If yes, location of route:
Solutions:Add a ramp
Landscape for 5% maximum slope walkway
Add a lift if site constraints prevent other solutions
Parking (2010 Standards – 208 & 502)
1.2 If parking is provided for the public, are an adequate number of accessible spaces provided?
yes or no
number of Total spaces:
number of Accessible spaces:
(Note: Accessible parking spaces should be identified by size, access aisle and signage
if the total spaces is between 1 - 25 you need 1 accessible space
if the total spaces is between 26 - 50 you need 2 accessible space
if the total spaces is between 51 - 75 you need 3 accessible space
if the total spaces is between 76 - 100 you need 4 accessible space
if the total spaces is more than 100 see 2010 Standards 208.2)
Solution:Reconfigure by repainting lines
1.3 Of the accessible spaces, is at least one a van accessible space?
yes or no
(For every 6 or fraction of 6 parking spaces required by the table above, at least 1 should be a van accessible space.but If constructed before 3/15/2012, parking is compliant if at least 1 in every 8 accessible spaces is van accessible)
Solution:Reconfigure by repainting lines
1.4 Are accessible spaces at least 8 feet wide with an access aisle at least 5 feet wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Reconfigure by repainting lines
Two spaces can share an access aisle (check state requirements; some states, such as Connecticut, require an access aisle for each space)
1.5 Is the van accessible space:
At least 11 feet wide with an access aisle at least 5 feet wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
Or
At least 8 feet wide with an access aisle at least 8 feet wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution:Reconfigure to provide van-accessible space(s)
1.6 Is at least 98 inches of vertical clearance provided for the van accessible space?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Reconfigure to provide van-accessible space(s)
1.7 Are the access aisles marked so as to discourage parking in them?
yes or no
(The marking method and color may be addressed by state/local requirements)
Solution: Mark access aisles
1.8 Is the slope of the accessible parking spaces and access aisles no steeper than 1:48 in all directions?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Regrade surface
1.9 Do the access aisles adjoin an accessible route?
yes or no
Solution: Create accessible route
1.10 Are accessible spaces Identified with a sign that includes the International Symbol of Accessibility?
yes or no
Is the bottom of the sign at least 60 inches above the ground?
yes or no
Measurement:
(he International Symbol of Accessibility is not required by the 2010 Standards on the ground surface)
Solution: Install signs
1.11 Are there signs reading “van accessible” at van accessible spaces?
yes or no
Solution: Install signs
1.12 Of the total parking spaces, are the accessible spaces located on the closest accessible route to the accessible entrance(s)?
yes or no
(If parking lot serves multiple entrances, accessible parking should be dispersed)
Solution: Reconfigure spaces
1.13 Is the route stable, firm and slip-resistant?
yes or no
Solutions: Repair uneven paving
Fill small bumps and breaks with patches
Replace gravel with asphalt or other surface
1.14 Is the route at least 36 inches wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
(The accessible route can narrow to 32 inches min. for a maximum of 24 inches.
These narrower portions of the route must be at least 48 inches from each other.)
Solution: Change or move landscaping, furnishings or other items
Widen route
1.15 If the route is greater than 200 feet in length and no less than 60 inches wide, is there a passing space no less than 60 x 60 inches?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Widen route for passing space
1.16 If there are grates or openings on the route, are the openings no larger than ½ inches to the dominant direction of travel?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is the long dimension perpendicular to the dominant direction of travel?
yes or no
Solution: Replace or move grate
1.17 Is the running slope no steeper than 1:20, i.e. for every inch of height change there are at least 20 inches of route run?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Regrade to 1:20 maximum
If steeper than 1:20 and no steeper than 1:12, treat as a ramp and add other features such as edge protection and handrails
1.18 Is the cross slope no steeper than 1:48?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution:Regrade to 1:48 maximum
Curb Ramps (2010 Standards – 406)
1.19 If the accessible route crosses a curb, is there a curb ramp?
yes or no
Solution: Install curb ramp
1.20 Is the running slope of the curb ramp no steeper than 1:12, i.e. for every inch of height change there are at least 12 inches of curb ramp run?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Regrade curb ramp
1.21 Is the cross slope of the curb ramp, excluding flares, no steeper than 1:48?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Regrade curb ramp
1.22 Is the curb ramp, excluding flares, at least 36 inches wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: widen curb ramp
1.23 At the top of the curb ramp is there a level landing (slope no steeper than 1:48 in all directions) that is at least 36 inches long and at least as wide as the curb ramp?
yes or no
Measurement:
If there are curb ramp flares, are the slopes of the flares no steeper than 1:10, i.e. for every inch of height change there are at least 10 inches of flare run?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Reconfigure
Add ramp flares
1.24 If the landing at the top is less than 36 inches long, are there curb ramp flares?
yes or no
Are the slopes of the flares no greater than 1:12, i.e. for every inch of height change there are at least 12 inches of flare run?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Add ramp flares
Regrade flares
Ramps (2010 Standards – 405 and 505)
(If any portion of the accessible route is steeper than 1:20, it should be treated as a ramp.)
1.25 If there is a ramp (other than curb ramps), is it at least 36 inches wide? If there are handrails, measure between the handrails.
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter ramp
1.26 Is the surface stable, firm and slip resistant?
yes or no
Solution: Resurface ramp
1.27 For each section of the ramp, is the running slope no greater than 1:12, i.e. for every inch of height change there are at least 12 inches of ramp run?
yes or no
Measurement:
(Rises no greater than 3 inches with a slope no steeper than 1:8 and rises no greater than 6 inches with a slope no steeper than 1:10 are permitted when due to space limitations.)
Solutions: Alter or relocate ramp
Lengthen ramp to decrease slope
1.28 Is there a level landing that is at least 60 inches long and at least as wide as the ramp:
At the top of the ramp?
yes or no
Measurement:
At the bottom of the ramp?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter ramp
1.29 Is there a level landing where the ramp changes direction that is at least 60 x 60 inches?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter ramp
1.30 If the ramp has a rise higher than 6 inches, are there handrails on both sides?
yes or no
Measurement:
(Curb ramps are not required to have handrails)
Solution: Add handrails
1.31 Is the top of the handrail gripping surface no less than 34 inches and no greater than 38 inches above the ramp surface?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Reconfigure or replace handrails
1.32 Is the handrail gripping surface continuous and not obstructed along the top or sides?
yes or no
If there are obstructions, is the bottom of the handrail gripping surface obstructed by no more than 20%?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Reconfigure or replace handrails
1.33 If the handrail gripping surface is circular, is it no less than 1 ¼ inches and no greater than 2 inches in diameter?
yes or no
Solution: Replace handrails
1.34 If the handrail gripping surface is non-circular, is it no less than 4 inches and no greater than 6 ½ inches in perimeter and no more than 2 ¼ inches in cross section?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Replace handrails
1.35 Does the handrail:
Extend at least 12 inches horizontally beyond the top and bottom of the ramp?
yes or no
Measurement:
Return to a wall, guard, or landing surface?
yes or no
Solutions: Add extensions
Reconfigure handrails
1.36 To prevent wheelchair casters and crutch tips from falling off:
Does the surface of the ramp extend at least 12 inches beyond the inside face of the handrail?
yes or no
Measurement:
OR
Is there a curb or barrier that prevents the passage of a 4-inch diameter sphere?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Add curb
Add barrier
Extend ramp width
Entrance (2010 Standards – 404)
1.37 Is the main entrance accessible?
yes or no
Solutions: Landscape for 5% max walkway
Add ramp
1.38 If the main entrance is not accessible, is there an alternative accessible entrance?
yes or no
Can the alternative accessible entrance be used independently and during the same hours as the main entrance?
yes or no
Solutions: Designate an entrance and make it accessible
Ensure that accessible entrance can be used independently and during the same hours as the main entrance
1.39 Do all inaccessible entrances have signs indicating the location of the nearest accessible entrance?
yes or no
Solutions: Install signs
Install signs on route before people get to inaccessible entrances so that people do not have to turn around and retrace route
1.40 If not all entrances are accessible, is there a sign at the accessible entrance with the International Symbol of Accessibility?
yes or no
Solution: Install sign
1.41 Is the clear opening width of the accessible entrance door at least 32 inches, between the face of the door and the stop, when the door is open 90 degrees?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Alter door
Install offset hinges
1.42 If there is a front approach to the pull side of the door, is there at least 18 inches of maneuvering clearance beyond the latch side plus at least 60 inches clear depth?*
yes or no
Measurement:
On both sides of the door, is the ground surface of the maneuvering clearance level (no steeper than 1:48)?
yes or no
Measurement:
(For other approaches to the door, see maneuvering clearance requirements at 2010 Standards 404.2.4)
Solutions: Remove obstructions
Reconfigure walls
Add automatic door opener
1.43 Is the door threshold edge no more than ½ inch high?
Or ¾ inch high if slope is beveled no steeper than 1:2?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Replace threshold
1.44 Is the door equipped with hardware, including locks, that is operable with one hand and does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist?
yes or no
Solutions: Replace inaccessible knob with lever, loop or push hardware
Add automatic door opener
1.45 Are the operable parts of the door hardware no less than 34 inches and no greater than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Change hardware height
1.46 If the door has a closer, does it take at least 5 seconds to close from an open position of 90 degrees to a position of 12 degrees from the latch?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Adjust closer
1.47 If there are two doors in a series, e.g. vestibule, is the distance between the doors at least 48 inches plus the width of the doors when swinging into the space?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Remove inner door
Change door swing
1.48 If provided at the building entrance, are carpets or mats no higher than ½ inch thick?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Replace or remove mats
1.49 Are edges of carpets or mats securely attached to minimize tripping hazards?
yes or no
Solution:Secure carpeting or mats at edges
Priority 2 – Access to Goods and Services
The layout of the building should allow people with disabilities to obtain goods and services and to participate in activities without assistance.
Survey Project
Building
Location
Date
Surveyors
Contact Information
For each question indicate yes or no and add measurements where appropriate. Some of the questions have explanatory notes after them which are in parentheses. Most of the questions include possible solutions. Please add any additional solutions that you can think of.
2.1 Does the accessible entrance provide direct access to the main floor, lobby and elevator?
yes or no
Solution: Create accessible route
Interior Accessible Route (2010 Standards – Ch.4)
2.2 Are all public spaces on at least one accessible route?
yes or no
Solution: Create accessible route
2.3 Is the route stable, firm and slip-resistant?
yes or no
Solution: Repair uneven surfaces
2.4 Is the route at least 36 inches wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
(The accessible route can narrow to 32 inches min. for a max. of 24 inches. These narrower portions of the route must be at least 48 inches from each other.)
Solution: Widen route
2.5 If the route is greater than 200 feet in length and no less than 36 inches wide, is there a passing space no less than 60 x 60 inches?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Widen route for passing space
2.6 Is the running slope no steeper than 1:20, i.e. for every inch of height change there are at least 20 inches of route run?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Regrade
Treat as ramp
2.7 Is the cross slope no steeper than 1:48?
yes or no
Measurement:
(If constructed before 3/15/2012, the cross slope may be no steeper than 1:50)
Solution: Regrade
2.8 Do all objects on circulation paths through public areas, e.g. fire extinguishers, drinking fountains, signs, etc., protrude no more than 4 inches into the path?
yes or no
Measurement:
If an object protrudes more than 4 inches, is the bottom leading edge at 27 inches or lower above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is the bottom leading edge at 80 inches or higher above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Remove object
Add tactile warning such as permanent planter or partial walls
2.9 Are there ramps, lifts, or elevators to all public levels?
yes or no
(Vertical access is not required in many buildings, even in new construction. See 28 CFR 36.401 (d) Elevator Exemption for clarification.
If the sign is at double doors with one active leaf, the sign should be on the inactive leaf; if both leaves are active, the sign should be on the wall to the right of the right leaf.)
Solutions: Install if necessary
Offer goods and services on accessible level if vertical access is not provided
2.10 If there is a ramp, is it at least 36 inches wide? If there are handrails, measure between the handrails.
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Alter ramp
2.11 Is the surface stable, firm and slip resistant?
yes or no
Solution: Change surface
2.12 For each section of the ramp, is the running slope no greater than 1:12, i.e. for every inch of height change there are at least 12 inches of ramp run?
yes or no
Measurement:
(Rises no greater than 3 inches with a slope no steeper than 1:8 and rises no greater than 6 inches with a slope no steeper than 1:10 are permitted when due to space limitations.)
Solutions: Lengthen ramp to decrease slope
Reconfigure ramp to include switchbacks
Relocate ramp
2.13 Is there a level landing that is at least 60 inches long and at least as wide as the ramp:
At the top of the ramp?
yes or no
Measurement:
At the bottom of the ramp?
yes or no
Measurement:
(landing widths must ba at least equal to ramp width)
Solutions: Alter ramp
Relocate ramp
2.14 Is there a level landing where the ramp changes direction that is at least 60 x 60 inches?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Increase landing size
2.15 If the ramp has a rise higher than 6 inches are there handrails on both sides?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Add handrails
2.16 Is the top of the handrail gripping surface no less than 34 inches and no greater than 38 inches above the ramp surface?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Adjust handrail height
2.17 Is the handrail gripping surface continuous and not obstructed along the top or sides?
yes or no
If there are obstructions, is the bottom of the handrail gripping surface obstructed by no more than 20%?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter handrails
Remove obstructions
2.18 If the handrail gripping surface is circular, is it no less than 1 ¼ inches and no greater than 2 inches in diameter?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter handrails
2.19 If the handrail gripping surface is non-circular, is it no less than 4 inches and no greater than 6 ½ inches in perimeter and no more than 2 ¼ inches in cross section?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter handrails
2.20 Does the handrail:
Extend at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp?
yes or no
Measurement:
Return to a wall, guard, or landing surface?
yes or no
(If a 12” extension would be hazardous (in circulation path), it is not required)
Solution: Alter handrails
2.21 To prevent wheelchair casters and crutch tips from falling off:
Does the surface of the ramp extend at least 12 inches beyond the inside face of the handrail?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is there a curb or barrier that prevents the passage of a 4-inch diameter sphere?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Add curb
Add barrier
Extend ramp width
Elevators – Full Size & LULA (limited use, limited application) (2010 Standards – 407 & 408)
(Vertical access is not required in new construction or alterations if a facility is less than three stories or has less than 3,000 square feet per story, unless a facility is a shopping center, shopping mall, professional office of a health care provider, transportation terminal, state facility or government facility.)
2.22 If there is a full size or LULA elevator, are the call buttons no higher than 54 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Change call button height
2.23 If there is a full size or LULA elevator, does the sliding door reopen automatically when obstructed by an object or person?
yes or no
(If constructed before 3/15/2012 and manually operated, the door is not required to reopen automatically)
Solution: Install opener
2.24 If there is a LULA elevator with a swinging door:
Is the door power- operated?
yes or no
Does the door remain open for at least 20 seconds when activated?
yes or no
time :
Solutions: Add power operated door
Adjust opening time
2.25 If there is a full size elevator:
Is the interior at least 54 inches deep by at least 36 inches wide with at least 16 sq. ft. of clear floor area?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is the door opening width at least 32 inches?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Replace elevator
2.26 If there is a LULA elevator, is the interior:
At least 51 x 51 inches with a door opening width of at least 36 inches?
yes or no
Measurement:
Or
At least 54 inches deep by at least 36 inches wide with at least 15 sq. ft. of clear floor area and a door opening width of at least 32 inches?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Replace elevator
2.27 If there is a full size or LULA elevator, are the in-car controls:
No less than 15 inches and no greater 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Or
Up to 54 inches for a parallel approach?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Change control height
2.28 If there is a LULA elevator, are the in-car controls centered on a side wall?
yes or no
Solution: Reconfigure controls
2.29 If there is a full size or LULA elevator:
Are the car control buttons designated with raised characters?
yes or no
Are the car control buttons designated with Braille?
yes or no
Add raised characters
Solutions: Add Braille
2.30 If there is a full size elevator, are there audible signals which sound as the car passes or is about to stop at a floor?
yes or no
Solution: Add audible signals
2.31 If there is a full size or LULA elevator:
Is there a sign on both door jambs at every floor identifying the floor?
yes or no
Is there a tactile star on both jambs at the main entry level?
yes or no
Do text characters contrast with their backgrounds?
yes or no
Are text characters raised?
yes or no
Is there Braille?
yes or no
Is the sign mounted between 48 inches to the baseline of the lowest character and 60 inches to the baseline of the highest character above the floor?*
yes or no
Measurement:
(If constructed before 3/15/2012 and mounted no higher than 60 inches to the centerline of the sign, relocation is not required)
Solutions: Install signs
Change sign height
2.32 If a lift is provided, can it be used without assistance from others?
yes or no
Solution: Reconfigure so independently operable
2.33 Is there a clear floor space at least 30 inches wide by at least 48 inches long for a person using a wheelchair to approach and reach the controls to use the lift?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Remove obstructions
2.34 Are the lift controls no less than 15 inches and no greater than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Change control height
2.35 Is there a clear floor space at least 30 inches wide by at least 48 inches long inside the lift?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Replace lift
2.36 If there is an end door, is the clear opening width at least 32 inches?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter door width
2.37 If there is a side door, is the clear opening width at least 42 inches?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter door width
Signs (2010 Standards – 703)
(“Tactile characters” are read using touch, i.e. raised characters and Braille.)
2.38 If there are signs designating permanent rooms and spaces not likely to change over time, e.g. room numbers and letters, room names, and exit signs:
Do text characters contrast with their backgrounds?
yes or no
Are text characters raised?
yes or no
Is there Braille?
yes or no
Is the sign mounted on the wall on the latch side of the door?
yes or no
Is the sign mounted so there is a clear floor space beyond the arc of the door swing between the closed position and 45-degree open position, at least 18 x 18 inches centered on the tactile characters?
yes or no
Measurement:
(If constructed before 3/15/2010 and a person may approach within 3 inches of the sign without protruding objects or standing within the door swing, relocation not required)
Is the sign mounted between 48 inches to the baseline of the lowest character and 60 inches to the baseline of the highest character above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
(If constructed before 3/15/2012 and mounted no higher than 60 inches to the centerline of the sign, relocation not required)
Solutions: Install tactile signs
Install sign on wall
Change sign location
2.39 If there are there signs that provide direction to or information about interior spaces:
Do text characters contrast with their backgrounds?
yes or no
Is the sign mounted so that characters are at least 40 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
(Raised characters and Braille are not required)
Solutions: Install signs with contrasting characters
Change sign height
Interior Doors – to classrooms, medical exam rooms, conference rooms, etc. (2010 Standards – 404)
2.40 Is the door opening width at least 32 inches clear, between the face of the door and the stop, when the door is open 90 degrees?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Alter door
Install offset hinges
2.41 If there is a front approach to the pull side of the door, is there at least 18 inches of maneuvering clearance beyond the latch side plus at least 60 inches clear depth?
yes or no
Measurement:
(For other approaches to the door, see maneuvering clearance requirements at 2010 Standards 404.2.4)
Solutions: Remove obstructions
Add automatic door opener
2.42 Is the door threshold edge no more than ½ inch high?
Or
¾ inch high if slope is beveled so no steeper than 1:2?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Replace threshold
2.43 Is the door equipped with hardware that is operable with one hand and does not require tight grasping, pinching and twisting of the wrist?
yes or no
Solutions: Replace inaccessible knob with lever, loop or push hardware
Add automatic door opener
2.44 Are the operable parts of the hardware no less than 34 inches and no greater than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Change hardware height
2.45 Can the door be opened easily (5 pounds maximum force)?
yes or no
Measurement:
(You can use a pressure gauge or fish scale to measure force. If you do not have a pressure gauge or fish scale you will need to judge whether the door is easy to open.)
Solution: Adjust door closer
Rooms and Spaces – stores, supermarkets, libraries, etc. (2010 Standards – 302, 304, & 402)
2.46 Are aisles and pathways to goods and services, and to one of each type of sales and service counters, at least 36 inches wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Rearrange goods, equipment and furniture
2.47 Are floor surfaces stable, firm and slip resistant?
yes or no
Solution: Change floor surface
2.48 If there is carpet:
Is it no higher than ½ inch?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is it securely attached along the edges?
yes or no
Solution: Replace carpet
Controls – light switches, security and intercom systems, emergency/alarm boxes, etc. (2010 Standards – 309)
2.49 Is there a clear floor space at least 30 inches wide by at least 48 inches long for a forward or parallel approach?
yes or no
Measurement:
Are the operable parts no higher than 48 inches above the floor?*
yes or no
Measurement:
(If constructed before 3/15/2012 and a parallel approach is provided, controls can be 54 inches above the floor)
Solution: Change height of control
2.50 Can the control be operated with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist?
yes or no
Solution: Replace control
Seating: Assembly Areas – theaters, auditoriums, stadiums, theater style classrooms, etc. (2010 Standards – 221 & 802)
2.51 Are an adequate number of wheelchair spaces provided?
yes or no
total number of seats:
Wheelchair Spaces:
(if the total number of seats is between 4 and 25 you need 1 Wheelchair Spaces
if the total number of seats is between 26 - 50 you need 2 Wheelchair Spaces
if the total number of seats is between 51 - 150 you need 4 Wheelchair Spaces
if the total number of seats is between 151 - 300 you need 5 Wheelchair Spaces
if the total number of seats is more than 300 see 2010 Standards see 2010 Standards 221.2.1.)
Solution: Reconfigure to add wheelchair spaces
2.52 Are wheelchair spaces dispersed to allow location choices and viewing angles equivalent to other seating, including specialty seating areas that provide distinct services and amenities?
yes or no
Solution: Reconfigure to disperse wheelchair spaces
2.53 Where people are expected to remain seated, do people in wheelchair spaces have a clear line of sight over and between the heads of others in front of them?
yes or no
Solution: Alter for line of sight
2.54 Where people are expected to stand, do people in wheelchair spaces have a clear line of sight over and between the heads of others in front of them?
yes or no
Solution: Alter for line of sight
2.55 If there is a single wheelchair space, is it at least 36 inches wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter space
2.56 If there are two adjacent wheelchair spaces, are they each at least 33 inches wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter space
2.57 If the wheelchair space can be entered from the front or rear, is it at least 48 inches deep?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter space
2.58 If the wheelchair space can only be entered from the side, is it at least 60 inches deep?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter space
2.59 Do wheelchair spaces adjoin, but not overlap, accessible routes?
yes or no
Solution: Alter space
2.60 Is there at least one companion seat for each wheelchair space?
yes or no
Solution: Add companion seats
2.61 Is the companion seat located so the companion is shoulder-to-shoulder with the person in a wheelchair?
yes or no
Solution: Alter seating
2.62 Is the companion seat equivalent in size, quality, comfort and amenities to seating in the immediate area?
yes or no
Solution: Add equivalent seating
Seating: At dining surfaces (restaurants, cafeterias, bars, etc.) and non-employee work surfaces (libraries, conference rooms, etc.) (2010 Standards – 226 & 902)
2.63 Are at least 5%, but no fewer than one, of seating and standing spaces accessible for people who use wheelchairs?
yes or no
total number of seats:
Wheelchair Spaces:
Solution: Alter to provide accessible spaces
2.64 Is there a route at least 36 inches wide to accessible seating?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Widen route
2.65 At the accessible space(s), is the top of the accessible surface no less than 28 inches and no greater than 34 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter surface height
2.66 Is there a clear floor space at least 30 inches wide by at least 48 inches long for a forward approach?
yes or no
Measurement:
Does it extend no less than 17 inches and no greater than 25 inches under the surface?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is there knee space at least 27 inches high and at least 30 inches wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Alter table or work surface
Add accessible table or work surface
2.67 Is there at least one space at least 36 inches wide by at least 48 inches long for a person in a wheelchair?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Move furniture and equipment to provide space
Benches – In locker rooms, dressing rooms, fitting rooms (2010 Standards – 803 & 903)
2.68 In locker rooms, dressing rooms and fitting rooms, is there at least one room with a bench?
yes or no
Solution: Add bench
2.69 Is there a clear floor space at least 30 inches wide by at least 48 inches long at the end of the bench and parallel to the short axis of the bench?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is the bench seat at least 42 inches long and no less than 20 inches and no greater than 24 inches deep?
yes or no
Measurement:
Does the bench have back support or is it affixed to a wall?
yes or no
Is the top of the bench seat no less than 17 inches and no greater than 19 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Move bench
Replace bench
Affix bench to wall
Check-Out Aisles – supermarkets, large retail stores, etc. (2010 Standards – 904)
2.70 Is the aisle at least 36 inches wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Widen aisle
2.71 Is the counter surface of at least one aisle no higher than 38 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Lower counter
2.72 Is the top of the counter edge protection no higher than 2 inches above the counter surface?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Lower edge protection
2.73 If there is a check writing surface, is the top no less than 28 inches and no greater than 34 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter check writing surface
2.74 If there is more than one check-out aisle is there a sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility at the accessible aisle?
yes or no
Solution: Add sign
Sales & Service Counters – banks, stores, dry cleaners, auto repair shops, fitness clubs, etc. (2010 Standards – 904)
2.75 Is there a portion of at least one of each type of counter that is:
No higher than 36 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
At least 36 inches long?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Lower section of counter
Widen section of counter
2.76 Does the accessible portion of the counter extend the same depth as the counter top?
yes or no
Solution: Alter accessible portion
2.77 Is there a clear floor space at least 30 inches wide by at least 48 inches long for a forward or parallel approach?
yes or no
Parallel Measurement:
or
Forward
Measurement:
Solution: Reconfigure to provide a parallel or forward approach
2.78 For a parallel approach, is the clear floor space positioned with the 48 inches adjacent to the accessible length of counter?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: If a parallel approach is not possible, a forward approach is required
2.79 For a forward approach:
Do no less than 17 and no greater than 25 inches of the clear floor space extend under the accessible length of the counter?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is there at least 27 inches clearance from the floor to the bottom of the counter?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Reconfigure to provide knee clearance
Food Service Lines – in cafeterias, salad bars, eat-in fast food establishments, etc. (2010 Standards – 904)
2.80 Does at least one of each type of self-service shelf or dispensing device for tableware, dishware, condiments, food and beverages have a forward or parallel approach?
yes or no
Forward or Parallel:
Solution: Reconfigure to provide approach
2.81 If there is an unobstructed parallel approach, is the shelf or dispensing device no higher than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Lower shelf and/or dispensing device
2.82 If there is a shallow obstruction no deeper than 10 inches with a parallel approach, is the shelf or dispensing device no higher than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Lower shelf and/or dispensing device
2.83 If there is an obstruction no less than 10 inches and no greater than 24 inches deep with a parallel approach, is the shelf or dispensing device no higher than 46 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Lower shelf and/or dispensing device
2.84 If there is an unobstructed forward approach, is the shelf or dispensing device no higher than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Lower shelf and/or dispensing device
2.85 If there is an obstruction no deeper than 20 inches with a forward approach:
Does clear floor space extend under the obstruction that is at least the same depth as the obstruction?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is the shelf or dispensing device no higher than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Reconfigure to provide knee space
Lower shelf and/or dispensing device
2.86 If the obstruction is no less than 20 inches and no greater than 25 inches deep with a forward approach:
Does clear floor space extend under the obstruction that is at least the same depth as the obstruction?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is the shelf or dispensing device no higher than 44 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Reconfigure to provide knee space
Lower shelf and/or dispensing device
2.87 If there is a tray slide, is the top no less than 28 inches and no greater than 34 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: ReconfigureVertical access is not required in new construction or alterations if a facility is less than three stories or has less than 3,000 square feet per story, unless a facility is a shopping center, shopping mall, professional office of a health care provider, transportation terminal, state facility or government facility
Priority 3 - Toilet rooms
When toilet rooms are open to the public they should be accessible to people with disabilities.
Survey information:
Project
Building
Location
Date
Surveyors
Contact Information
3.1 If toilet rooms are available to the public, is at least one toilet room accessible?
(Either one for each sex, or one unisex.)
yes or no
Solutions: Reconfigure toilet rooms
Combine toilet rooms to create one unisex accessible toilet room
3.2 Are there signs at inaccessible toilet rooms that give directions to accessible toilet rooms?
yes or no
Solutions: Install signs
3.3 If not all toilet rooms are accessible, is there a sign at the accessible toilet room with the International Symbol of Accessibility?
yes or no
Solutions: Install signs
Accessible Route (2010 Standards – Chapter 4)
3.4 Is there a route to the accessible toilet room(s) that does not include the use of stairs?
yes or no
Is the route accessible? (See Priority 2 Interior Accessible Route for specifics.)
yes or no
Solution: Alter route
Signs at Toilet room (2010 Standards – 703)
3.5 Do text characters contrast with their backgrounds?
yes or no
Are text characters raised?
yes or no
Is there Braille?
yes or no
Is the sign mounted:
On the wall on the latch side of the door?
yes or no
(Signs are permitted on the push side of doors with closers and without hold-open devices.)
With clear floor space beyond the arc of the door swing between the closed position and 45-degree open position, at least 18 x 18 inches centered on the tactile characters?
yes or no
Measurement:
So the baseline of the lowest character is at least 48 inches above the floor and the baseline of the highest character is no more than 60 inches above the floor? *
yes or no
Measurement:
(If constructed before 3/15/2010 and a person may approach within 3 inches of the sign without protruding objects or standing within the door swing, relocation not required
If constructed before 3/15/2012 and mounted no higher than 60 inches to the centerline of the sign, relocation is not required)
Solution: Relocate signs
3.6 Is the door opening width at least 32 inches clear, between the face of the door and the stop, when the door is open 90 degrees?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is the door threshold edge no more than ½ inch high vertical?
yes or no
Measurement:
Or
¾ inch high if slope is beveled no steeper than 1:2?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Install offset (swing clear) hinges
Widen the doorway
3.7 If there is a front approach to the pull side of the door is there at least 18 inches of maneuvering clearance beyond the latch side plus 60 inches clear depth?
yes or no
Measurement:
(See 2010 Standards 404.2.4 for other maneuvering clearance requirements)
Solution: Remove obstructions
3.8 Is the door equipped with hardware, including locks, that is operable with one hand and does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist?
yes or no
Solutions: Replace inaccessible knob with lever, loop or push hardware
Add automatic door opener
3.9 Are the operable parts of the door hardware no less than 34 inches and no greater than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Relocate handles
3.10 Can the door be opened easily (5 lbf maximum force)?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Adjust or replace closers
Install lighter doors
Install power-assisted or automatic door openers
3.11 If there are two doors in a series, e.g. vestibule, is the distance between the doors at least 48 inches plus the width of the doors when swinging into the space?
yes or no
Measurement:
(For other door swing configurations, see 2010 Standards 404.2.6)
Solutions: Remove inner door if there is a vestibule with two doors
Change door swing
3.12 If there is a privacy wall and the door swings out, is there at least 24 inches of maneuvering clearance beyond the door latch side and 42 inches to the privacy wall?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter privacy wall
3.13 If there is a privacy wall and the door swings in, is there at least 24 inches of maneuvering clearance beyond the door latch side and at least 48 inches to the privacy wall if there is no door closer or at least 54 inches if there is a door closer.
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions:Reverse door swing if there will be at least 42 inches to the privacy wall
Alter privacy wall
In the Toilet room
3.14 Is there a clear path to at least one of each type of fixture, e.g. lavatory, hand dryer, etc., that is at least 36 inches wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Remove obstructions
3.15 Is there clear floor space available for a person in a wheelchair to turn around, i.e. a circle at least 60 inches in diameter or a T-shaped space within a 60-inch square?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Move or remove partitions, fixtures or objects such as trash can
3.16 In a single user toilet room if the door swings in and over a clear floor space at an accessible fixture, is there a clear floor space at least 30 x 48 inches beyond the swing of the door?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions:Reverse door swing
Alter toilet room
3.17 Is at least one mirror mounted with the bottom edge of the reflecting surface no higher than 40 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Lower the mirror
Add another mirror
3.18 If there is a coat hook, is it no less than 15 inches and no greater than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Adjust hooks
Replace with or provide additional accessible hooks
3.19 Does at least one lavatory have a clear floor space for a forward approach at least 30 inches wide and 48 inches long?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Alter lavatory
Replace lavatory
3.20Do no less than 17 inches and no greater than 25 inches of the clear floor space extend under the lavatory so that a person using a wheelchair can get close enough to reach the faucet?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions:Alter lavatory
Replace lavatory
3.21 Is the front of the lavatory or counter surface, whichever is higher, no more than 34 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Alter lavatory
Replace lavatory
3.22Is there at least 27 inches clearance from the floor to the bottom of the lavatory that extends at least 8 inches under the lav for knee clearance?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Alter lavatory
Replace lavatory
3.23 Is there toe clearance at least 9 inches high?
yes or no
(Space extending greater than 6 inches beyond the available toe clearance at 9 inches above the floor is not considered toe clearance.)
Solutions: Alter lavatory
Replace lavatory
3.24 Are pipes below the lavatory insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact?
yes or no
Solutions: Install insulation
Install cover panel
3.25 Can the faucet be operated without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist?
yes or no
Is the force required to activate the faucet no greater than 5 pounds?
yes or no
Solutions: Replace faucet
Adjust faucet
Soap Dispensers and Hand Dryers (2010 Standards – 603)
3.26Are the operable parts of the soap dispenser within one of the following reach ranges:
Above lavatories or counters no less than 20 inches and no greater than 25 inches deep: no higher than 44 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Above lavatories less than 20 inches deep: no higher than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Not over an obstruction: no higher than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions:Adjust dispensers
Replace with or provide additional accessible dispensers
3.27 Are the operable parts of the hand dryer or towel dispenser within one of the following reach ranges:
Above lavatories or counters no less than 20 inches and no greater than 25 inches deep: no higher than 44 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Above lavatories less than 20 inches deep: no higher than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Not over an obstruction: no higher than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Can the operable parts of the hand dryer or towel dispenser be operated without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist?
yes or no
Is the force required to activate the hand dryer or towel dispenser no greater than 5 pounds?
yes or no
Solutions: Adjust dispensers or hand dryer
Replace with or provide additional accessible dispensers or hand dryer
Water Closets in Single-User Toilet rooms and Compartments (Stalls) (2010 Standards – 603 & 609) Note: 2010 Standards refer to toilets as water closets.
3.28 Is the centerline of the water closet no less than 16 inches and no greater than 18 inches from the side wall or partition?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Move toilet
Replace toilet
Move partition
3.29 Is clearance provided around the water closet measuring at least 60 inches from the side wall and at least 56 inches from the rear wall?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter room/compartment for clearance
3.30 Is the height of the water closet no less than 17 inches and no greater than 19 inches above the floor measured to the top of the seat?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Adjust toilet height
Replace toilet
3.31 Is there a grab bar at least 42 inches long on the side wall?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is it located no more than 12 inches from the rear wall?
yes or no
Measurement:
Does it extend at least 54 inches from the rear wall?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is it mounted no less than 33 inches and no greater than 36 inches above the floor to the top of the gripping surface?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is there at least 12 inches clearance between the grab bar and projecting objects above?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is there at least 1½ inches clearance between the grab bar and projecting objects below?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is the space between the wall and the grab bar 1 ½ inches?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Install grab bar
Relocate grab bar
Relocate objects
3.32 Is there a grab bar at least 36 inches long on the rear wall?
yes or no
Measurement:
Does it extend at least 12 inches from the centerline of the water closet on one side (side wall)?
yes or no
Measurement:
Does it extend at least 24 inches on the other (open) side?
yes or no
Measurement:
Is it mounted no less than 33 inches and no greater than 36 inches above the floor to the top of the gripping surface?
yes or no
Measurement:
Are there at least 12 inches clearance between the grab bar and protruding objects above?
yes or no
Measurement:
Are there at least 1½ inches clearance between the grab bar and projecting objects below?
Is the space between the wall and the grab bar 1 ½ inches?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Install grab bar
Relocate grab bar
Relocate objects
3.33 If the flush control is hand operated, is the operable part located no higher than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Move control
Install sensor with override button no higher than 48 inches
3.34 If the flush control is hand operated, can it be operated with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist?
yes or no
Is the force required to activate the flush control no greater than 5 pounds?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Change control
Adjust control
3.35 Is the flush control on the open side of the water closet?
yes or no
Solution: Move control
3.36 Is the toilet paper dispenser located no less than 7 inches and no greater than 9 inches from the front of the water closet to the centerline of the dispenser?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Relocate dispenser
3.37 Is the outlet of the dispenser:
Located no less than 15 inches and no greater than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Not located behind grab bars?
yes or no
Solution: Relocate dispenser
3.38 Does the dispenser allow continuous paper flow?
yes or no
Solution: Replace dispenser
Toilet Compartments (Stalls) (2010 Standards – 604)
3.39 Is the door opening width at least 32 inches clear, between the face of the door and the stop, when the door is open 90 degrees?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Widen door width
3.40 If there is a front approach to the pull side of the door, is there at least 18 inches of maneuvering clearance beyond the latch side plus 60 inches clear depth?
yes or no
Measurement:
(See 604.8.1.2 Doors for other maneuvering clearance requirements)
Solution: Remove obstructions
3.41 Is the door self closing?
yes or no
Solutions: Add closer
Replace door
3.42 Is the door equipped with hardware on both sides that is operable with one hand and does not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist?
yes or no
Solution: Replace hardware
3.43 Is the lock operable with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist?
yes or no
Solution: Replace lock
3.44 Are the operable parts of the door hardware mounted no less than 34 inches and no greater than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Relocate hardware
3.45 Is the compartment at least 60 inches wide?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Widen compartment
3.46 If the water closet is wall hung, is the compartment at least 56 inches deep?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Widen compartment
3.47 If the water closet is floor mounted, is the compartment at least 59 inches deep?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Alter compartment
3.48 If the door swings in, is the minimum required compartment area (60 inches x 56 inches or 59 inches) provided beyond the swing of the door?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Reverse door swing
Alter compartment
Priority 4 – Additional Access
Amenities such as drinking fountains and public telephones should be accessible to people with disabilities.Survey information:
Project
Building
Location
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Drinking Fountains (2010 Standards – 602)
4.1 Does at least one drinking fountain have a clear floor space at least 30 inches wide x at least 48 inches long centered in front of it for a forward approach?
yes or no
Measurement:
(If installed before 3/15/2012, a parallel approach is permitted and the clear floor space is not required to be centered)
Solutions: Alter space
Install new drinking fountain for clear floor space
4.2 If there is a forward approach, do no less than 17 inches and no greater than 25 inches of the clear floor space extend under the drinking fountain?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Alter space
Replace drinking fountain
4.3 If the drinking fountain is no deeper than 20 inches, are the operable parts no higher than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Adjust drinking fountain
Replace drinking fountain
4.4 If the drinking fountain is no less than 20 inches and no greater than 25 inches deep, are the operable parts no higher than 44 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Adjust drinking fountain
Replace drinking fountain
4.5 Can the control be operated with one hand and without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist?
yes or no
Is the force required to activate the control no more than 5 pounds?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Change control
Adjust control
4.6 Is the spout outlet no higher than 36 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Adjust drinking fountain
Replace drinking fountain
4.7 Is the spout:
At least 15 inches from the rear of the drinking fountain?
yes or no
Measurement:
No more than 5 inches from the front of the drinking fountain?
yes or no
Measurement:
If there is more than one drinking fountain, is there at least one for standing persons?
yes or no
Is the spout outlet no lower than 38 inches and no higher than 43 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Adjust spout
Replace drinking fountain
Install new drinking fountain for standing height
4.8 If the leading (bottom) edge of the fountain is higher than 27 inches above the floor, does the front of the fountain protrude no more than 4 inches into the circulation path?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Adjust drinking fountain
Replace drinking fountain
Install detectable
Public Telephones (2010 Standards – 704) Note: 2010 Standards define “TTY” as the abbreviation for “teletypewriter”, aka, text telephones, and are used by people who are deaf or cannot speak.
4.9 Does at least one telephone have a clear floor space at least 30 inches wide x at least 48 inches long for a parallel or forward approach?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solutions: Move telephone
Install new telephone for clear floor space
4.10 Is the highest operable part of the telephone no higher than 48 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Adjust telephone
4.11 If the leading (bottom) edge of the telephone is higher than 27 inches above the floor, does the front of the telephone protrude no more than 4 inches into the circulation path?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Adjust telephone
4.12 Does at least one telephone have a volume control?
yes or no
Solutions: Install volume control
Replace telephone for volume control
4.13 Is the volume control identified by a pictogram of a telephone handset with radiating sound waves on a square field?
yes or no
Solution: Add pictogram
4.14 Does at least one telephone have a TTY?
yes or no
Solution: Install TTY
4.15 Is the touch surface of the TTY keypad at least 34 inches above the floor?
yes or no
Measurement:
Solution: Provide a seat at the phone
4.16 Is the TTY identified by the International Symbol of TTY?
yes or no
Solution: Add Symbol
4.17 Do signs that provide direction to public telephones also provide direction to the TTY?
yes or no
Solution: Add Sign
4.18 Do telephones that do not have a TTY provide direction to the TTY?
yes or no
Solution: Add Sign
Fire Alarm Systems (2010 Standards – 702)
4.19 If there are fire alarm systems, do they have both flashing lights and audible signals?
yes or no
Solution: Install audible and visual alarms