ANSI A117 1992 PDF

The clearest standards for accessible and usable facilities. Illustrations next to the text simplify and explain uses of the standard. These publications are a must. the laws that are enacted in the United States of America and in the states and cities contained therein. ±. «ANSI A (), Standard for Accessible and. – CROSS REFERENCE. CABO/ANSI A ICC/ANSI A e and Application. Chapter 1. Application and Administration.

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In wheelchair accessible stalls, the front partition and at least one side partition shall pro- vide a toe clearance of 9 in mm minimum above the floor. Many people with disabilities rely heavily upon grab bars to maintain balance and prevent serious q117. Movement either up or down the ramp slopes per- mitted for the historical alternative discussed in A2.

ANSI A117.1 (1992): Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Plates that have the appropriate raised characters are acceptable provided the plates are permanently fixed to the hoistway en- trance jambs. The Fair Housing Amendments Act of re- quires a substantial number of minimally adaptable dwelling units see regulations at 24 CFR Cavities created by kick plates shall be capped. Enclosures shall not have tracks mounted on the bathtub rim.

Bathtubs in dwelling units shall comply with 4. These passing spaces shall be either a 60 in by 60 in mm by mm minimum space, or an intersection of two corridors or walks which provide a T-shaped turning space complying with 4.

Seated people use the walls of these showers for back support. The 36 by 36 in by mm dimensions will allow a person of average size to reach and oper- ate the controls without difficulty, while providing reasonable knee space for larger users.

Wheelchair lifts shall not require an attendant for operation. Accessible signage shall comply with 4. Grab bars shall be mounted in any manner that provides a gripping surface at the locations specified in this standard and that does not obstruct the required clear floor space.


Ovens shall comply with 4. Dashed lines indicate minimum length of clear space required on each arm of the T-shaped space in order to complete the turn. Portable visible signaling appli- ances which incorporate smoke detectors shall be wall mounted 4 anzi mm minimum and 12 in mm maximum from the ceiling.

Ground or floor surfaces at wheelchair locations shall have a slope not steeper than 1: Such people use the handrail to balance themselves as they make the transitions between the stepped or sloping surfaces and the landings. Roll-in type shower stalls shall be 30 in by 60 in mm by mm inside finished dimension minimum with clear floor space of 36 in wide by 60 in long mm by mm minimum. Equipment permitted within dashed lines if mounted below apron. Briggs, PE William D.


However, 192 trips over ft 30 msome peo- ple with disabilities rest frequently, which substan- tially increases their trip times. The power assist is provid- ed upon the activation of a switch or the use of con- tinued force applied to the door itself. The maximum room size calculated in ac- cordance with 4. In sleeping rooms additional methods for awakening sleeping persons who have hearing im- pairments are necessary.

The built-in seat at the head end a1117 the tub is a transfer surface for people to sit on while transferring down into the tub. Describes an object that can be perceived using the sense of touch.

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Transitions from ramps to walks, gutters or streets shall be flush. All of a control, receptacle, or other operable part is to be within the specified reach ranges.

Although some people with disabilities are unable to exert the maximum allowable force to open the door, as given in this subsection, these forces are the mini- mum amsi forces to permit the door closers to function. Thresholds and changes in surface height in doorways are particularly inconvenient for wheelchair users who also have low stamina or restrictions in arm move- ment, because complex maneuvering is required to get over the level change while operating the door.


Ramps are essential for wheel- chair users if elevators or lifts are not available to connect different levels. Curb ramps with re- z117 curbs shall be permitted where pedestrians would not normally walk across the ramp.

At least one of the active leaves of doorways with two indepen- dently operated leaves serving non-storage areas shall comply with 4. The subsections on bathrooms and kitchens spec- ify a range of heights and clearances within which certain fixtures are installed for example, grab bars at bathtubs and toilets, and work surfaces and sink heights in kitchens. The clear floor space shall be permitted to extend 19 in mm maximum un- derneath the sink.

1992 CABO/ANSI A117.1 (PDF Download)

The operator button is usu- ally located at a height of 46 in 1 mm if the center of the coin slot of the telephone is at 54 in mm. When a door opens into a bath- room, sufficient maneuvering space is provided within the room for a person using a wheelchair to enter, close the door, use the fixtures, reopen the door, and exit without undue difficulty.

Hardware for accessible stor- age facilities shall comply with 4. Walks, paths, halls, corridors, aisles and other elements and spaces are part of an accessible route.

The width for two wheelchairs to pass shall be 60 in mm minimum. Displayed textual, symbolic, tactile and pictorial information.

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