ANSI A (), Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities as mandated by law and incorporated by reference by the States and. the laws that are enacted in the United States of America and in the states and cities contained therein. ±. «ANSI A (), Standard for Accessible and. 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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These scoping provisions shall address the application of this standard to: For bathtubs without permanent seats, grab bars complying with Section The clear length of the landing shall be 36 inches mm minimum. Tele- phones shall be hearing aid compatible.

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

Vehicle pull-up spaces and access aisles serving them shall comply with Sec- tion and shall have slopes not steeper than 1: As such, this foreword may contain material that has not been subjected to public review or a consensus process. Car and van park- ing spaces shall be marked to define the width.

Existing elevators shall not be required to comply with Section Doors, doorways, and gates designed to be operated only by security person- nel shall not be required to comply with Sections Handrails shall be permitted to protrude 4 V 2 inches mm maximum.

Side ramps shall be 42 inches mm minimum in width. Accessible car and van parking spaces shall comply with Section Dispensers shall not be of a type that control delivery or do not allow continuous paper flow.

Characters and symbols on key surfaces shall contrast visu- ally from key surfaces. The system shall provide both visual and audible signals. Car emergency signaling devices complying with Section Existing elevator car configura- tions that provide a clear floor area of 16 square feet 1. Where specific criteria of this stan- dard differ from the general criteria of this standard, the specific criteria shall apply.


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 due to the location of a recessed fixture adjacent to the water closet. Grab bars shall not be required to be installed in a bathing facility for a single occupant accessed only through a private office and not for common use or public use, provided reinforcement has been installed in walls and located so as to permit the installation of grab bars complying with Section Each car shall automatically stop at a floor landing within a tolerance of V 2 inch 1 3 mm under rated loading to zero loading con- ditions.

Elevator car and hoistway doors and gates shall comply with Sections Tactile characters shall be 48 inches mm minimum above the floor, measured to the baseline of the lowest tactile character and 60 inches anei maxi- mum above the floor, measu red to the baseline of the highest tactile a171.1-2003.

In Type A and Type B units, the vertical grab bar component is not required. Objects on posts or pylons shall be permitted to overhang 4 inches 1 00 mm maximum where more than 27 inches mm and not more than 80 inches mm above the floor. In detention or correction facilities, grab bars are not required to be installed in housing or holding cells or rooms that are specially designed without protrusions for purposes of suicide prevention.

The reopening device shall be activated by sensing an obstruction pass- ansl through the opening at 5 inches mm nominal and nasi inches mm nominal above the floor. Floor anso in eleva- tor cars shall comply with Section All components of an accessible route shall comply with the applicable portions of this standard. In stan- dard roll-in-type showers, the seat shall extend from the control wall to a point within 3 inches 75 mm of the compartment entry.


Detectable warnings shall be 24 inches mm minimum in the direction of travel and extend the full width of the curb ramp or flush ansk. Changes in level in floor surfaces shall comply with Section A route provided for vehicular traf- fic.

ICC/ANSI A – Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities

This American Z117.1-2003 Standard may be revised or withdrawn at any time. 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.

The signal-to-noise ratio for internally generated noise in assistive lis- tening systems shall be 18 dB minimum.

The a17.1-2003 of curvature at the lead- ing edge of the tread shall be V 2 inch 13 mm maxi- mum.

Where an accessi- ble route makes a degree turn around an object that is less than 48 inches mm in width, clear widths shall be 42 inches mm minimum approaching the turn, 48 inches mm minimum during the turn, and 42 inches mm a1171.-2003 leaving the turn.

No other fixtures or obstructions shall be within the required water closet clearance. A permanent seat at the head end of a17 bathtub or a removable in-tub seat shall be pro- vided.