The edition of ANSI Standard A presented the first criteria for requirements and identify changes from the edition. . ICC/ANSI A 31 Jul LEGALLY BINDING DOCUMENTUnited States of AmericaAll citizens and residents are hereby advised that this is a legally binding document. Trademarks: “ICC,” the International Code Council logo and “Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ICC/ANSI Al )” are trademarks of the.

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All dimensions are subject to conventional industry tol- erances. In existing elevators, znsi a new car operating panel complying with Section The height of the seat shall be 17 inches mm minimum and 19 inches mm maximum above the bathroom floor, measured to the top of the seat.

At the bottom of a stair flight, handrails shall extend at the slope of the stair flight for a horizontal dis- tance equal to one tread depth beyond the bot- tom tread nosing. Where speech synthesis cannot be sup- ported, dynamic alphabetic output shall not be required to be audible.

In a Type B unit, where fixtures qnsi located on both sides of the water closet, a swing-up grab bar complying with Sections Swing-up grab bars shall not be required to comply with Section As such, this foreword may contain material that has not been subjected to public review or a consensus process. Knee and toe space complying with Section shall be provided. Where a tactile sign is pro- x117.1 at a door, the sign shall be alongside the door at the latch side.

ICC/ANSI A – Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities

Any slope opposing the running slope of a curb ramp. All components of an accessible route shall comply with the ifc portions of this standard.

Distance between two hinged or pivoted doors in series shall be 48 inches mm ansk plus the width of any door swinging icx the space. Landings subject to wet conditions shall be designed to prevent the accu- mulation of water. The minimum acceptable time from notification that a car is answering a call until the doors of that car start to close shall be calculated from the following equa- tion: Alternate roll-in shower compart- ments shall have a clear inside dimension of 60 inches mm minimum in width, and 36 inches 91 5 mm in depth, measured at the cen- ter point of opposing sides.


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

Car control buttons shall comply with Section The number Five key shall have a single raised dot. The control button for the emergency stop, alarm, door open, door close, main entry floor, and phone, shall be a17.1 with tactile symbols as shown in Table Buttons shall be arranged with numbers in ascending order.

Visual characters indicating elevator car controls shall not anis required to comply with Section Scoping General This standard occ technical criteria for making sites, facilities, buildings, and elements accessible.

Braille shall be 48 inches 1 mm minimum and 60 inches 1 mm maximum above the floor, measured to the baseline of the braille cells. Where a tactile sign is pro- vided at double doors with one active leaf, the sign shall be located a171.1 the inactive leaf.

Diagonal curb ramps provided at marked crossings shall provide the 48 inches mm minimum clear space within the mark- ings. Coat hooks shall be located within one of the reach ranges specified in Section Car doors that provide a clear opening width of 36 inches mm mini- mum shall be permitted to be located on adja- cent sides of cars that provide a clear floor area of 51 inches mm in width and 51 inches mm in depth.

As the car passes a floor and when a car stops at a floor served by the elevator, the corre- sponding character shall illuminate. Ansl character stroke width shall comply with Section Handrails shall not rotate within their fittings. An accessible route with a clear width less than 60 inches mm shall provide passing spaces at intervals of feet 61 m maximum.

Elevator car controls shall comply with Sections The level of illumination ansu the car controls, platform, car threshold and car landing sill shall be 5 foot-candles 54 lux mini- mum.

Accessible signs shall comply with Section V 2 max Fig. Lighting facilities shall be capable of providing 10 foot-candles lux of luminance measured at the center of tread surfaces and on landing surfaces within 24 inches mm of step nosings.


Need more than one copy? Handrails shall extend beyond and in the same direction of stair flights and ramp runs in accordance with Section In existing elevators, where a parallel approach is provided to the controls, car control buttons with floor designa- tions shall be permitted to be located 54 inches mm maximum above the floor.

Accessible water closets and toilet compartments primarily for children’s use shall comply with Section The uppercase letter “I” shall be used to determine the allowable height of all characters of the font.

Individual experts shall serve for a renewable term of one year and shall be subject to approval by vote of the consensus body. In trans- fer-type showers, the controls and hand shower shall be located on the control wall opposite the seat, 38 inches mm minimum and 48 inches mm maximum above the shower floor, within 15 inches mmleft or right, of the centerline of the seat.

Accessible audible and visual alarms and notification appliances shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 72 listed in Section In standard roll-in showers with seats, the controls and hand shower shall be located on the back wall, no more than 27 inches mm maximum from the end wall behind the seat.

Characters shall not be italic, oblique, script, highly decorative, or of other unusual forms. Access aisles shall adjoin an accessible route. August Third Printing: Tactile symbols required by Section Door closers shall be adjusted so that from an open position of 90 degrees, the time required to move the door to an open position of 12 degrees shall be 5 seconds minimum.