ANSI A117 1992 PDF


The clearest standards for accessible and usable facilities. Illustrations next to the text simplify and explain uses of the standard. These publications are a must. 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. – CROSS REFERENCE. CABO/ANSI A ICC/ANSI A e and Application. Chapter 1. Application and Administration.

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Raised and Braille designations for con- trol buttons shall be placed immediately to the left of the button to which the designations apply. A special button is sometimes provided that acti- vates the audible signal within the given elevator only for the desired trip, rather than maintaining the audible signal in constant operation.

Ramps with a rise greater than 6 in 1 50 mm or a run greater than 72 in 1 mm shall have handrails complying with 4. Electrical and communications-sys- tem receptacles on walls shall be 19922 1 5 in mm minimum above the floor unless the use of special equipment requires location at a different position.

Toe clearance is not required in stalls greater than 60 in 1 mm deep.

ANSI A (): Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

The intersections of two walks, paths or corridors are considered passing spaces. A side lift that loads perpendicular to the van requires an aisle that is 96 in mm wide. Purpose and Application 1 1. All steps on a flight of stairs shall have uniform riser heights and uniform tread w117.

Existing manually operated hoistway swing doors shall comply with 4. Treads shall be 1 1 in mm deep minimum, measured from riser to riser.


ANSI A117.1 (1992): Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Note that in any application both white and black are never absolute; thus, B- never equals and B2 is always greater than 0. The shape of the seat provides support when the user’s back is placed in the corner for support while using the shower. Accessible washing machines and clothes dryers in common-use laundry rooms shall be front loading and shall comply with 4. Closers with delayed ac- tion features give a person more time to maneuver through doorways.

Examples are temporary classrooms or classroom buildings at schools and colleges. Examples include walks, hall- ways, courtyards, stairways, and stair landings. When fixed, accessible drinking fountains and water coolers shall comply with 4. A crosswalk or other identified path intended for pedestrian use in crossing a ve- hicular way.

The cross slope of an acces- sible route shall not be steeper than 1: Department of Housing and Urban Development joined the Secretariat and sponsored needed research which resulted in the edition. Accessible lavatory fixtures, sinks, vanities, and built-in lavatories shall comply with 4. Many people brace their forearms between supports and walls to give them more leverage and stability in maintaining balance or for lifting.

Controls shall be located be- tween the rim of the tub and the grab bar at the foot of the tub. Continuous handrails at the inside turn of stairs and ramps. Where the automatic teller machine is designed to be used by pedestrians, the video display screen shall be placed so that the lower edge shall be at a height of 38 in mm maximum off the ground or be adjustable.


The required clear space shall comply with 4.

Ground or floor surfaces at wheelchair locations shall have a slope not steeper than 1: Although not required by these specifications, it is important to install grab bars at toilets, bathtubs, and showers if it is known that a dwelling unit is to be occupied by elderly people or people with severe disabilities. Incandescent light bulbs are not con- sidered effective. Passenger loading zones shall provide an access aisle 60 in 1 mm wide minimum and 20 ft 6 m long min- imum adjacent and parallel to the vehicle pull-up space and at the same level as the roadway.

Wheelchair turning space shall be permitted to include knee and toe clear- ance in accordance with 4. The nature of certain specialized communication equipment and similar equipment precludes instal- lation at the specified locations.

For cars with in-car signals, T begins when the sig- nal is visible from the point 60 in mm direct- ly in front of the farthest hall call button and the au- dible signal is sounded.

Transfer-type shower stalls shall be 36 in by 36 in mm by mm inside finished dimension with clear floor space of 36 in mm wide minimum by 48 in mm long minimum measured from the con- trol wall.

A single full-length mirror accom- modates all people, including children. Elevators also have limited capacity and there are conflicting demands of other activi- ties such as firefighting.