- In assembly areas with seating required to be accessible, an accessible route shall not be required to serve seating where wheelchair spaces or designated aisle seats required to be on an accessible route are not provided.
- Accessible routes shall not be required to mezzanines provided that the building or facility has no more than one story, or where multiple stories are not required to be connected by an accessible route as permitted by Section 1104.4.
- A single accessible route is permitted to pass through a kitchen or storage room in an accessible dwelling unit.
- Common use circulation paths, located within employee work areas less than 300 square feet (27.9 m2) in size, and defined by permanently installed partitions, counters, casework or furnishings not serving accessible employee work stations that are required in Section 1126.96.36.199, shall not be required to be accessible routes.
- Common use circulation paths, located within employee work areas, that are an integral component of equipment, shall not be required to be accessible routes.
- An accessible route shall not be required to press boxes in bleachers that have points of entry at only one level, provided that the aggregate area of all press boxes is 500 square feet (46.5 m2) maximum.
- An accessible route shall not be required to free-standing press boxes that are elevated above grade 12 feet (3658 mm) minimum provided that the aggregate area of all press boxes is 500 square feet (46.5 m2) maximum.
- An accessible route is not required to stories and mezzanines above and below accessible levels in non-residential buildings where the aggregate area of all such stories and mezzanines that are not provided with accessible routes is not more than 2,500 square feet (232.3 m2). This exception shall not apply to:
- Multiple tenant facilities of Group M occupancies containing five or more tenant spaces;
- Levels containing offices of health care providers (Group B or I);
- Passenger transportation facilities and airports (Group A-3 or B); or
- Levels frequented by the public for assembly, government, public utility or health facility purposes.
- In group A, I, R and S occupancies, levels that do not contain accessible elements or other spaces required by in Sections 1107 or 1108 are not required to be served by an accessible route from an accessible level.
- Where a two-story building or facility has one story with an occupant load of five or fewer persons that does not contain public use space, that story shall not be required to be connected by an accessible route to the story above or below.
- An accessible entrance is not required to areas that are not required to be accessible by this chapter or Appendix E.
- Loading and service entrances that are not the only entrance to a building or a tenant space.
- Revolving doors, revolving gates, or turnstiles shall not be required to be accessible provided that an accessible entrance is available adjacent to such revolving doors, revolving gates or turnstiles.
- An accessible entrance is not required to dwelling units and sleeping units that are not required to be Accessible units or Type B units.
- Entrances to multi-story dwelling or sleeping units in R-2 occupancy as provided in Section 1107.2.5 that are not on the primary entry story to the unit and are not part of the accessible route required in exception 1 of Section 1107.2.5 shall not be required to be accessible.
- In multilevel parking structures, van-accessible parking spaces complying with Section 502 (Parking Spaces) of ICC A117.1 may be provided on one level.
- In an attended parking facility in which vehicles customarily are parked and later returned to their drivers by an attendant employed by the parking facility, accessible parking spaces need not be designated by a sign or lines if all of the following conditions are met:
- Van-accessible parking spaces complying with Section 502 (Parking Spaces) of ICC A117.1 are provided,
- A passenger loading zone complying with Section 1106.7 is provided where an attendant shall take control of the vehicles. A vertical clearance of 98 inches (2489 mm) shall be permitted at such loading zone,
- At least one accessible parking space shall remain available unless all accessible parking spaces are occupied,
- The attendant shall park and retrieve all vehicles not equipped with special controls entering the facility in which a person with disabilities is either the driver or a passenger, provided accessible parking space is available,
- The attendant shall direct the drivers of vehicles equipped with special controls to accessible parking spaces. The attendant shall accompany such drivers to and from such space along an accessible route when they enter and exit the facility. If necessary, the accessible route and accessible parking space shall be created by the repositioning of vehicles parked previously by the attendant, and
- Each van-accessible parking space shall have two permanently and prominently posted signs. One shall include the International Symbol of Accessibility complying with Section 703.6.3.1 of ICC A117.1. The other sign shall note that vehicles parked in such spaces are subject to being moved by an attendant of the parking facility in order to accommodate a vehicle which cannot be accommodated in another accessible parking space. Such signs shall not be obstructed by a vehicle parked in the space.
- Maneuvering clearance at doors. Where pull side, latch approach maneuvering clearance is required within the dwelling or sleeping unit for a door without a closer as per Fig. 404.2.3.1 (f) of ICC A117.1, the minimum maneuvering clearance perpendicular to the doorway shall be permitted to be reduced to 42 inches (1067 mm).
- Door hardware. Door hardware on doors within the dwelling or sleeping unit, except on entrance doors, shall not be required to comply with Section 404.2.6 (Door Hardware) of ICC A117.1 provided such hardware is readily replaceable without the removal or replacement of the door.
- Future reversibility for bedroom doors. Bedroom door and frames shall be permitted to be provided with mortised hinge and latch blanks to permit future reversal of the door on the same frame using common hand tools and without further alterations to the door and frame, provided such future swing of the door will not obstruct the maneuvering clearances required at the door or doorway.
- Flex-closet. Where front approach, pull side maneuvering clearance is required at a manual swinging door per Fig. 404.2.3.1(a) of ICC A117.1, such clearance space may be used for a readily removable storage closet provided that:
- Such closet is so constructed that the front approach, pull side maneuvering clearance can be restored by removing the closet doors, floor tracks, and shelves using common hand tools and without alterations to the floor or flooring, walls or partitions; and
- In any dwelling unit or sleeping unit containing a flex-closet, the dwelling unit or sleeping unit must contain the following additional closets:
- An accessible non-flex-closet in each bedroom equivalent to at least one 4 feet (1219 mm) wide by 2 feet 6 inches (762 mm) deep and 5 feet (1524 mm) high or, in an efficiency apartment, at least one such closet; and
- An accessible non-flex-closet equal in cubic footage to the flex closet that is located outside of bedrooms, kitchen or bathroom.
- Supplemental toilet and bathing facilities. Where one Type A toilet and bathing facility is provided in a Type B unit in accordance with the exception in Section 1107.2.2, the doors and doorways to all other toilet and bathing facilities in that dwelling unit shall not be required to comply with maneuvering clearances, but shall comply with Section 1004.5.2 (User Passage Doorways) of ICC A117.1 and shall provide clear opening width of 32 inches (813 mm) minimum.
- At least one lavatory, one water closet and either a bathtub or shower within such toilet or bathing facility shall comply with Section 1003.11 of ICC A117.1. Such toilet and bathing fixtures shall be in a single toilet or bathing area, such that travel between fixtures does not require travel beyond the area in which the fixtures of such toilet or bathing facility are located.
- Toilet paper dispensers within such facilities shall comply with Section 604.10.7 (Dispensers) of ICC A117.1.
- Medicine cabinets, if provided, must include a storage shelf no higher than 44 inches (1118 mm) above the floor.
- One of the stories with an accessible entrance shall be designated as the primary entry story to the unit;
- All rooms, spaces and doors on the primary entry story shall comply with Section 1107.2; and
- Rooms, spaces or doors located on other than the primary entry story, and interior routes thereto, need not comply with Section 1107.2 where the primary entry story contains equivalent functional facilities.
- An accessible external elevator is provided to connect all such stories of the multi-story dwelling or sleeping unit; or
- A stairway complying with Section 504 (Stairways) of ICC A117.1 with a minimum clear width of 36 inches (914 mm) is provided within the multi-story dwelling or sleeping unit to connect all such stories of the unit; or
- An accessible route complying with Section 402 (accessible routes) of ICC A117.1 is provided within the dwelling or sleeping unit to connect all such stories of the unit.
- Roof terraces of Type B units above residential occupancies. Roof terraces that are part of Type B units and that are not for public use or common use, located on the floor immediately above enclosed residential occupancies.
- Other exterior spaces of Type B units. All other exterior spaces, including but not limited to roof terraces, exterior decks, patios or balconies that are part of Type B units, that are not for public use or common use, that have impervious surfaces, and that are not more than 4 inches (102 mm) below the finished floor level of the adjacent interior space of the unit. Such roof terraces, decks, patios or balconies shall be designed so that accessibility can be readily provided, without modifications to the guard rail heights and structural supports, by the installation of a non-combustible ramp in compliance with Section 405 (Ramps) of ICC A117.1, or a non-combustible level platform, with removable panel for access to floor drainage, that is permeable to weather and in compliance with Section 302 (Floor Surfaces) and Section 303 (Changes in Level) of ICC A117.1.
|TOTAL NUMBER OF
|MINIMUM REQUIRED NUMBER OF ACCESSIBLE
UNITS ASSOCIATED WITH ROLL-IN SHOWERS
|TOTAL NUMBER OF
REQUIRED ACCESSIBLE UNITS
|1 to 25||0||1|
|26 to 49||0||2|
|50 to 75||1||4|
|101 to 149||1||5|
|150 and over||2||7|
|150 and over||1% of total*||5% of total*|
|CAPACITY OF SEATING
IN ASSEMBLY AREAS
|MINIMUM REQUIRED NUMBER
OF WHEELCHAIR SPACES
|4 to 25||1|
|26 to 50||2|
|51 to 100||4|
|101 to 300||5|
|301 to 500||6|
|501 to 5,000||6, plus 1 for each 150, or
fraction thereof, between 501
|5,001 and over||36 plus 1 for each 200, or
fraction thereof, over 5,000
- In multilevel assembly spaces utilized for worship services, where the second floor or mezzanine level contains 25 percent or less of the total seating capacity, all wheelchair space clusters shall be permitted to be located on the main level.
- In multilevel assembly seating where the second floor or mezzanine level provides 25 percent or less of the total seating capacity and 300 or fewer seats, wheelchair space clusters shall be permitted to all be located on the main level.
|CAPACITY OF SEATING
IN ASSEMBLY AREAS
NUMBER OF RECEIVERS
|MINIMUM NUMBER OF RECEIVERS
TO BE HEARING-AID COMPATIBLE
|50 or less||2||2|
|51 to 200||2, plus 1 per 25 seats over 50 seats*||2|
|201 to 500||2, plus 1 per 25 seats over 50 seats*||1 per 4 receivers*|
|501 to 1,000||2, plus 1 per 33 seats over 500 seats*||1 per 4 receivers*|
|1,001 to 2,000||2, plus 1 per 50 seats over 1,000 seats*||1 per 4 receivers*|
|Over 2,000||55, plus 1 per 100 seats over 2,000 seats*||1 per 4 receivers*|
- In buildings or facilities not required to provide an accessible route between levels as described in Section 1104.4 Exception 1, an accessible route to a mezzanine seating area is not required, provided that the mezzanine contains less than 33 percent of the total seating area and the same services are provided in the accessible area.
- In sports facilities, tiered dining areas providing seating required to be accessible shall be required to have accessible routes serving at least 25 percent of the dining area, provided that accessible routes serve accessible seating and where each tier is provided with the same services and similar view.
- In non-residential occupancies, for toilet rooms or bathing facilities accessed only through a private office, not for common or public use, and intended for use by a single occupant of such private office, any of the following alternatives are allowed:
- Doors are permitted to swing into the clear floor space provided the door swing can be reversed to meet the requirements in Section 603.2.3 (Door Swing) of ICC A117.1; and
- The height requirements for the water closet in Section 604.4 (Height) of ICC A117.1 are not applicable; and
- Grab bars are not required to be installed in a toilet room, provided that the reinforcement has been installed in the walls and located so as to permit the installation of such grab bars; and
- The requirement for height, knee and toe clearance shall not apply to a lavatory.
- This section is not applicable to dwelling units, sleeping units and patient toilet and bathing facilities that are not required to be accessible by Section 1107.
- Where multiple single-user toilet rooms or bathing facilities are clustered to be within sight of, or adjacent to one another at a single location and contain fixtures in excess of the minimum required number of plumbing fixtures, at least five percent, but not less than one room for each use at each cluster, shall be accessible.
- Where no more than one urinal is provided in a toilet room or bathing facility, the urinal is not required to be accessible.
- Toilet rooms that are part of critical-care or intensive-care patient sleeping rooms are not required to be accessible.
- Check-writing surfaces at check-out aisles not required to comply with Section 1109.12.2 are not required to be accessible.
- In Group I-3 occupancies, the counter or cubicle on the detainee side is not required to be accessible at noncontact visiting areas or in areas not serving accessible holding cells or sleeping units.
|TOTAL CHECK-OUT AISLES OF
|MINIMUM NUMBER OF
ACCESSIBLE CHECK-OUT AISLES
OF EACH FUNCTION
|1 to 4||1|
|5 to 8||2|
|9 to 15||3|
|Over 15||3, plus 20% of additional aisles|
- Operable parts that are intended for use only by use only by service or maintenance personnel shall not be required to be accessible.
- Electrical or communication receptacles serving a dedicated use shall not be required to be accessible.
- Where two or more outlets are provided in a kitchen above a length of countertop that is uninterrupted by a sink or appliance, one outlet shall not be required to be accessible.
- Floor electrical receptacles shall not be required to be accessible.
- HVAC diffusers shall not be required to be accessible.
- Except for light switches, where redundant controls are provided for a single element, one control in each space shall not be required to be accessible.
- Each assembly area required to comply with Section 1108.2.7 shall provide a sign notifying patrons of the availability of assistive listening systems.
- At each door to an egress stairway, exit passageway and exit discharge, signage shall be provided in accordance with Section 1011.3.
- At areas of rescue assistance, signage shall be provided in accordance with Sections 1007.6.3 through 1007.6.5.
- At exterior areas for assisted rescue, signage shall be provided in accordance with Section 1007.8.3.