Engineering and Design Considerations for the Americans with Disabilities Act. And the Nexus to Ohio Building Code. 2010 Revisions to the ADA. 2010 Revised ADA. Title II State and Local Government Services Title III Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities. Important Dates.
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Nexus to Ohio Building Code
If in compliance with 1991 Standards or UFAS and not being altered, not required to make changes
Does not apply to elements in existing facilities that were not subject to specific requirements in the 1991 Standards
After March 15, 2012, Title III covered entities must bring noncomplying facilities into compliance with the 2010 Standards
existing pools and
spas was extended
until January 31,
“A public entity shall take appropriate steps to ensure that communications with applicants, participants, members of the public, and companions with disabilities are as effective as communications with others”
For Regulations, appendices, standards-
DOJ’s ADA Website - www.ada.gov
For answers to specific questions-
ADA Information Line
U.S. Access Board web site:
OHIO BUILDING CODE NEXUS Disabilities Act
Ohio Building Code Accessible Design Requirements
Ohio first adopted accessibility requirements in 1993 to coordinate with FHAA and ADA
OHIO BUILDING DEPARMENTS HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY TO ENFORCE FEDERAL LAWS!
OBC rules have mirrored the federal requirements and OBC requirements are enforced by building departments
Now refer to OBC Chapter 11 and ICC/ANSI A117.1 for all accessibility provisions.
OBC Chapter 35 for existing building has also been revised. No longer references ADAAG- only ICC/ANSI A117.1 for accessibility requirements.
Ohio Building Code- Chapter 11
Ohio coordinate with FHAA and ADABuilding Code – Section 3411
Accessibility Requirements for Existing Buildings
ICC/ANSI A117.1 coordinate with FHAA and ADA
Ohio Board of Building Standards at:
Ohio Department of Commerce
Ohio Board of Building Standards
6606 Tussing Road, P.O. Box 4009
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-9009
614/644-2613 Phone 614/222-2198 Fax