Adaag Manual: A Guide to the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines

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Evan Terry Associates
DIANE Publishing, Dec 1, 1998 - Architecture - 143 pages
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A guide developed by the U.S. Architectural & Transportation Barriers Compliance Board to assist in the use of its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) for Buildings & Facilities. It explains some of the basic considerations for accessible design & clarifies specific ADAAG provisions in an effort to address frequently asked questions. Chapters: introduction & information sources; instructions, & minimum requirements; scoping & technical requirements; & special occupancies. It is important that this manual be used with a copy of ADAAG since it does not address or reprint all the information contained in ADAAG.

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Page 58 - If a door has a closer, then the sweep period of the closer shall be adjusted so that from an open position of 70 degrees, the door will take at least 3 seconds to move to a point 3 in (75 mm) from the latch, measured to the leading edge of the door. 4.13.11* Door Opening Force.
Page 27 - Slip resistance is based on the frictional force necessary to keep a shoe heel or crutch tip from slipping on a walking surface under conditions likely to be found on the surface.
Page 58 - Handles, pulls, latches, locks, and other operating devices on accessible doors shall have a shape that is easy to grasp with one hand and does not require tight grasping, tight pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs.
Page 114 - A room or space accommodating a group of Individuals for recreational, educational, political, social, or amusement purposes, or for the consumption of food and drink.
Page 28 - Gratings. If gratings are located in walking surfaces, then they shall have spaces no greater than 1/2 in (13 mm) wide in one direction (see Fig.
Page 64 - ... with the following exception: FHAG does not regulate the operating force or type of operation required for controls and operating mechanisms in dwelling units.
Page 120 - ... listening system. An appropriate message should be displayed with the international symbol of access for hearing loss since this symbol conveys general accessibility for people with hearing loss. Some suggestions are: INFRARED ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEM AVAILABLE PLEASE ASK...
Page 109 - Symbol International Symbol of Access for Hearing Loss Fig. 43 International Symbols symbol shall be displayed as shown In Fig.
Page 61 - An accessible entrance must be provided to each tenancy in a facility (for example, individual stores in a strip shopping center). One entrance may be considered as meeting more than one of the requirements in (a). Where feasible, accessible entrances shall be the entrances used by the majority...
Page 120 - Where assistive listening systems are used to provide effective communication, the Department of Justice considers it essential that a portion of receivers be compatible with hearing aids. Receivers that are not compatible Include ear buds, which require removal of hearing aids, and headsets that must be worn over the ear. which can create disruptive Interference in the transmission.

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