Americans with Disabilities Act: Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities, Transportation Facilities, Transportation Vehicles

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DIANE Publishing, 1994 - Architects - 111 pages
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Provides the necessary background of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles & how the guidelines may apply in a particular case. Information is based on the preamble published with the Vehicle Guidelines & responses to questions posed to the Architectural & Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. Numerous figures.

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Page 16 - At least one accessible route shall connect accessible building or facility entrances with all accessible spaces and elements and with all accessible dwelling units within the building or facility. (4) An accessible route shall connect at least one accessible entrance of each accessible dwelling unit with those exterior and interior spaces and facilities that serve the accessible dwelling unit.
Page 12 - For example, alterations to floors above or below the ground floor must be accessible regardless of whether the altered facility has an elevator.
Page 11 - Means, with respect to an alteration of a building or a facility, that it has little likelihood of being accomplished because existing structural conditions would require removing or altering a load-bearing member which Is an essential part of the structural frame: or because other existing physical or site constraints prohibit modification or...
Page 14 - Interior), ramps, entrances, or toilets would threaten or destroy the historic significance of the building or facility and that the alternative requirements In 4.1.7(3) should be used for the feature, the entity should consult with the State Historic Preservation Officer. If the State Historic Preservation Officer agrees that compliance with the accessibility requirements for accessible routes (exterior and Interior), ramps, entrances or toilets would...
Page 4 - Walk. An exterior pathway with a prepared surface intended for pedestrian use, including general pedestrian areas such as plazas and courts.
Page 2 - Comply with means meet one or more specification of these guidelines. (2) // or if * * * then denotes a specification that applies only when the conditions described are present. (3) May denotes an option or alternative. (4) Shall denotes a mandatory specification or requirement. (5) Should denotes an advisory specification or recommendation and is used only in the appendix to this part.
Page 13 - Controls for flush valves shall be mounted no more than 44 Inches above the floor. (5) Doorways on the end of the enclosure, opposite the water closet, shall have a minimum clear opening width of 32 inches. Doorways on the side wall shall have a minimum clear opening width of 39 inches. Door latches and hardware...
Page 53 - Raised characters shall be at least 5/8 in (16 mm) high, but no higher than 2 in (50 mm).
Page 3 - Refers to those interior and exterior rooms, spaces, or elements that are made available for the use of a restricted group of people (for example, occupants of a homeless shelter, the occupants of an office building, or the guests of such occupants). Cross Slope. The slope that is perpendicular to the direction of travel (see running slope). Curb Ramp.
Page 1 - ... designed to travel at speeds in excess of those possible on other types of railroads. Individual with a disability means a person who has a disability, but does not include an individual who is currently engaging in the illegal use of drugs, when a public or private entity acts on the basis of such use. Intercity rail passenger car means a rail car, intended for use by revenue passengers, obtained by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) for use in intercity rail transportation....

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