Trademarks: “ICC,” the International Code Council logo and “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ICC/ANSI Al )” are trademarks of the. This Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ICC Al) is a The edition of ANSI Standard A presented the first criteria for accessibil. Major changes/additions from ICC ANSI A – found in the edition of A 1. ICC ANSI. A – Section. ICC ANSI A –

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Speech output for any single function shall be permitted to be automatically interrupted when a transaction is selected.

State Building Code – ICC/ANSI A Code Interpretations

Audible signals shall have a frequency of Hz maximum. Handrails shall have a cross section complying with Section An L-shaped continuous grab bar of equivalent dimensions and positioning shall be permitted to a117.1-2003 the function of separate vertical and horizontal grab bars. Moreover, no person shall have the right or authority to issue an interpretation of an American National Standard in the name of the American National Standards Institute.

Accessible stairs shall comply with Section A tactile star shall be provided on both jambs at the main entry level. Accessible bathtubs shall comply with Section The height of water closet seats shall be 11 inches mm minimum and 17 inches mm maximum above the floor, measured to the top of the seat.

Where keypads are pro- vided, keypads shall be in a standard tele- phone keypad arrangement and shall comply with Section Where parking spaces q117.1-2003 marked with lines, the width measurements of parking spaces and adja- cent access aisles shall be made from the center- line of the markings. This standard is also available to be included in Standards Subscriptions.

Symbols of acces- sibility and their backgrounds shall have a nonglare finish. An entry 36 inches mm minimum in width shall be provided.

2003 ICC Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Spacing between the baselines of separate lines of characters within a x117.1-2003 shall be percent minimum to percent maximum of the character height.

Elevator car call sequential step scanning shall be provided where car control a117.-12003 tons are provided more than 48 inches mm above the floor, as permitted by Section Handrails, and any wall or other surfaces adjacent to ixc, shall be free of any sharp or abrasive elements.

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Floor surfaces shall be stable, firm, and slip resistant, and shall comply with Section Counter slopes of adjoining gutters and road surfaces andl adjacent to the curb ramp shall not be steeper than 1: The Type B units are intended to supplement, not replace, Accessible units or Type A units as speci- fied in this standard.

Platform lifts shall not be attendant oper- ated and shall provide unassisted entry and exit from the lift. Plumbing Elements and Facilities Where a seat is provided in a standard roll-in shower compart- ment, it shall be a folding type and shall be on the wall adjacent to the controls. A room or space in which people sleep that can also include permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, and either sanitation or kitchen a17.1-2003 but not both.

Car and van parking spaces shall have an adjacent access aisle complying with Section Tac- tile characters shall be 2 inches 51 mm mini- anso in height. Visual characters shall ixc 40 inches mm minimum above the floor of the viewing position, measured to the baseline of the character. In alterations, where there is no landing at the top of curb ramps, curb ramp flares shall be provided and shall not be steeper than 1: Handrails shall extend beyond and in the same direction of stair flights and ramp runs in accordance with Section Wheelchair spaces and wheel chair space locations in assembly areas with spectator seating shall comply with Section A swing-up grab bar shall be installed with the centerline of the grab bar 15?

Detectable warning sur- faces shall be standard within a building, facility, site, or complex of buildings. Accessible units shall comply with Section Ramps shall have landings at bot- tom and top of each ramp run.

ANSI A117.1 (2003): Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Accessible urinals shall comply with Section Accessible routes required by the scoping provisions adopted by the administrative authority shall comply with the applicable provisions of Chapter 4. ANSI approved the edition on November 26, Grab bars shall have a cross section complying with Section The water closet shall be located with a wall or partition to the rear and to one side. Water closets and toilet compart- ments primarily for children’s use shall be permit- ted to comply with Section Illustrative figures are numbered the same as corre- sponding text to simplify the use of the Standard.


The uppercase letter “I” of the font shall have a minimum height complying with Table The call button that des- ignates the up direction shall be located above the call button that designates the down direc- tion. In Type B units located in institutional facili- ties and assisted living facilities, two swing-up grab bars shall be permitted to be installed in lieu of the rear wall and side wall grab bars.

Controls and hand showers shall comply with Sections Toe clearance shall be permitted to extend 25 inches mm maxi- mum under an element. The restriction on objects beneath call buttons shall not apply to existing call buttons.

As the voice of the U. Doors shall be located in the front partition or in the side wall or partition farthest from the water closet. Changes in level greater than V 2 inch 13 mm in height shall be ramped and shall comply with Sec- tion or In facilities that have both interior and exterior locations, detectable warnings in exterior locations shall not be required to comply with Section In a Type A or Type B unit, the rear grab bar shall be permitted to be 24 inches mm minimum in length, centered on the water closet, where wall space does not permit a grab bar 36 inches mm minimum in length.

Vehicle pull-up spaces, access aisles serving them, and a vehicular route from an entrance to the passenger loading zone, and from the passenger loading zone to a vehicular exit serving them, shall provide a vertical clearance of inches mm minimum.

Compartment doors shall not swing into the required minimum area of the compartment. The telephone handset cord shall be 29 inches mm minimum in length. Where two adjacent wheelchair spaces are provided, each wheelchair space shall be 33 inches mm mini- mum in width.

The floor sur- face of the ramp run or ramp landing shall extend 12 inches mm minimum beyond the inside face of a railing complying with Section