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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Accessible routes shall comply with 4. Clear toe space shall be provided in accordance with 4. When walking alongside protruding ob- jects, they do not detect overhangs. The a11 by 36 in by mm dimensions will allow a person of average size to reach and oper- ate the controls without difficulty, while providing reasonable knee space for larger users.

Characters and symbols shall contrast with their background, with either light characters on a dark background or dark characters on a light back- ground. Describes an object that can be perceived using the sense of touch. The cross slope of an acces- sible route shall not be steeper than 1: When used on fire doors, the closer is recommended to be adjusted so that the delay does not exceed requirements established by the administrative authority. In these corridors, visible signaling appliances shall be located 15 ft 5 m maximum from the end of the corridor, with a separation of 1 00 ft 30 m maximum between ap- pliances.

Additional, secondary handrails at a height in the range of in 71 mm may be useful for the youngest stair users up to about three years of age, including some who would be best prevented from using stairs without close adult supervision.

The use of elevators for egress, especially during emergency conditions, is not an approach to be taken without considerable planning, ongoing ef- fort, and a high degree of understanding on the part of everyone involved. Additional storage space located conveniently ad- jacent to kitchens makes up for space lost when cabinets under counters are removed. For side-opening ovens, the door latch side shall be next to the open counter space, and there shall be a pull-out shelf under the oven extending the full width of the oven and pulling out 10 in mm minimum when fully extended.


The power assist is provid- ed upon the activation of a switch or the use of con- tinued force applied to the door itself. Either a fixed or a folding seat is per- mitted. Visible sig- naling appliances shall have the following photo- metric and location features.

Accessible telephones shall have push button controls where service for such equipment is available. Ramps shall have level landings at bottom and top of each run. Handles, pulls, latches, locks, and other operable parts on accessible doors shall have a shape ansu is easy to grasp with one hand and does not require tight grasping, tight pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. For the wheelchair user to reach to a height of 54 in mm from the side of the wheelchair, the user must be able anwi maneu- ver the wheelchair clear floor space within 10 in mm horizontally of the object to be reached.

A slope steeper than 1: The sink and surrounding counter shall comply with the following requirements. The additional force to overcome the inertia of a door exceeds that required to maintain movement of the door. The subsections on bathrooms and kitchens spec- ify a range of heights and clearances within which certain fixtures are installed for example, grab bars at bathtubs and toilets, and work surfaces and sink heights in kitchens.


Ramp surfaces shall comply with 4. They are not part of the standard and are not intended to introduce criteria that are not contained in the standard. Grab bars shall be provided on the rear wall and on the side wall closest to the water closet.

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

Anei access route therefore is to be wider if the wheelchair user negotiates a turn around a narrow obstacle. A single full-length mirror accom- modates all people, including children.

Self-closing faucets, when used, shall remain open for 1 seconds minimum. As used in the stan- dard, a “change in level” is a change in the eleva- tion of a walking surface.

Shower stalls that are 36 by 36 in 91 5 by 91 5 mm wide provide additional safety to people who have difficulty maintaining balance because all grab bars and walls are within easy absi.

Telephone direc- tories, if provided, shall be located in accordance with 4. In rooms which are less than 60 ft by 60 ft 1 8 m by 18mthe use of more than one visible signaling appliance may trigger photo sensitive epilepsy. The time required for such doors to open to the back check position shall be 3 seconds minimum. znsi

Full text of “ANSI A (): Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities”

The finished flooring shall extend under the counter to the wall. Such designs reduce the chance of injury and imbalance caused by leaning back against the fittings. Landings shall have the following features: Thus, a mini- mum clear width of 32 in mm provides ade- quate clearance.