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Proposed Changes to the ADA & ABA Accessibility Guidelines. This presentation was prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 program. February 15, 2000. ABA/ADA Accessibility Guidelines. Coordinated ADA and ABA into single rule Contains three parts

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    1. Proposed Changes to theADA & ABA Accessibility Guidelines This presentation was prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 program. February 15, 2000

    2. ABA/ADAAccessibility Guidelines • Coordinated ADA and ABA into single rule • Contains three parts • Scoping document for ADA facilities(Part I) • Scoping document for ABA facilities(Part II) • Common technical criteria referenced by both scoping (Part III) Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    3. Key Goals of Rulemaking • Updated for clarification and to reflect technological developments • Guidelines more consistent with model building codes and standards • Guidelines meet the needs of persons with disabilities Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    4. New Features • New numbering consistent with model codes and standards • Streamlined structure and organization of chapters • Updated scoping & technical provisions • New figures and commentary Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    5. ADA Application & Scoping • All portions of sites and facilities are subject to the guidelines unless otherwise noted • Integrates the scoping for exterior and interior facilities Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    6. ADA ScopingNew Provisions • Sinks (212) • Laundry equipment (214) • Number of beds in transient lodging (224) • Self-service storage facilities (225) • Windows (230) • Accessible residential facilities (234) • Visual alarms in work areas (203.3) Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    7. ADA ScopingSubstantive Changes • Elevators including new provisions for destination-oriented (206.6 - 407.3) • Elevators including new provisions for limited-use/limited application elevators (206.6 - 407.4) • TTYs Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    8. ADA ScopingQuestions • Access to employee work areas & stations • Companion seating & aisle seating in assembly areas • Visual alarms in transient lodging Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    9. ABA Application & Scoping For facilities covered by the ABA. Differences found in sections covering: • Modifications & waivers (F103) • Existing buildings & facilities (F202) • Additions (F202.2) • Leases (F202.6) • Housing (F234) exception formilitary housing Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    10. ABA ScopingQuestions • Exception for military housing • Certain provisions in the ADA scoping not included in the ABA scoping such as: • an exception for work areas--approach, enter, exit • an exception for the accessible route in private multi-level buildings less than 3 stories or less than 3,000 sq ft Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    11. Common Technical • Technical requirements that are referenced by the ADA & ABA scoping documents • Based on recommendations from the advisory committee Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    12. Common TechnicalNew Provisions • Elevators (407) • Laundry equipment (611) • Residential facilities (Chapter 11) Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    13. Elevators • Existing elevators (407.5) • Destination oriented (407.3) • Limited use, limited application (407.4) Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    14. Laundry Equipment • Provide a clear floor space for parallel approach • Provide accessible operable parts • Top loading machine height of appliance openings 34 in. max • Front loading machine height of appliance openings 15-34 inches Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    15. Laundry Equipment Figure 611.4 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    16. Residential Facilities • Covers accessible dwelling units (1102) • Provides requirements for entrances • Elements of accessible route • Laundry equipment • Kitchens • Units with communication features Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    17. Residential Facilities • Toilet & bathing • Storage • Windows Figure 1102.12.4 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    18. Common TechnicalSubstantive Changes • Toilet & bathing rooms (603) • Communication elements (Chapter 7) • Wheelchair seating in assembly areas (Chapter 8) Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    19. Toilet & Bathing Changes • Ambulatory stalls retained • Alternate roll-in shower permitted in any occupancy • Transfer showers measured at center-point of opposing sides Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    20. Non-Wheelchair Accessible Compartments Figure 604.8.2 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    21. Communication Elements Changes • Fire alarm systems (702) • Signs (703) • ATM & fare machines (707) Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    22. Visible Alarms • Based on NFPA 72-1996 • Requires permanent installation including transient lodging • New criteria for light dispersion • New requirements to determine minimum lamp intensity • Revised requirements for spacing & intensity located in corridors Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    23. Visual AlarmCorridor Spacing Figure 702.3.5 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    24. Signs Changes • Technical criteria developed by the ANSI A117 Signage Task Force • Permanent signs can comply with tactile & visual access on 1 or 2 signs • Signs permitted on push side of doors with closers and without hold-open devices • Minimum viewing distance is specified by approach limitations on sign Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    25. Sign Mounting Location Figure 703.2.7 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    26. Wheelchair Seating inAssembly Areas • Lines of sight • Readily removable companion seats • Vertical dispersion • Access to wheelchair space not through more than one adjoining wheelchair space • Seek additional information-important issues • Equivalent vertical access Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    27. ComparableLines of Sight Figure 802.9.1 Figure 802.9.2 Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    28. Common TechnicalQuestions • Operable parts - types that would be affected by 3.5 lbs max force and 1/10 inch stroke • Emergency communication systems in elevators and areas of refuge - visible and audible signals, more interactive devices Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    29. Common TechnicalQuestions • Drinking fountains - forward approach • Shower seats - rectangular vs. “L” shape • Audible fire alarm systems - optimal frequency range Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    30. Common TechnicalQuestions • TTYs - height of display screen • Interactive transaction machines - design conflict between this section & types of ITM • Captioning - related to the built environment Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    31. Common TechnicalQuestions • Wheelchair seating in assembly areas - alternatives to secondary concourse, vertical separation, varying distances, lines of sight Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    32. What’s the next step? • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published Nov. 16, 1999 • Public comment period (90 to 120 days) to March 15, 2000 • Board analyses public comment • Board published Final Rule • Standard setting agencies issue amended regulations Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers

    33. How to reachthe Access Board • (800) USA-ABLE • (800) 993-2822 (TTY) • (202) 272-5447 (Fax) • www.ACCESS-BOARD.GOV • TA@ACCESS-BOARD.GOV Prepared by the U.S. Access Board for the ADA Distance Learning 2000 Series, a collaborative program of the Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers