About this appendix: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (U.S. Access Board) has revised and updated its accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). Appendix E includes scoping requirements contained in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design that are not in Chapter 11 and not otherwise mentioned or mainstreamed throughout the code. Items in this appendix address subjects not typically addressed in building codes (for example, beds, room signage, transportation facilities).
The following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this appendix, have the meanings shown herein. Refer to Chapter 2 of this code for general definitions.
CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEPHONE. A telephone with a dedicated line such as a house phone, courtesy phone or phone that must be used to gain entrance to a facility.
MAILBOXES. Receptacles for the receipt of documents, packages or other deliverable matter. Mailboxes include, but are not limited to, post office boxes and receptacles provided by commercial mail-receiving agencies, apartment houses and schools.
TRANSIENT LODGING. A building, facility or portion thereof, excluding inpatient medical care facilities and longterm care facilities, that contains one or more dwelling units or sleeping units. Examples of transient lodging include, but are not limited to, resorts, group homes, hotels, motels, dormitories, homeless shelters, halfway houses and social service lodging.
In transient lodging facilities, sleeping units with accessible communication features shall be provided in accordance with Table E104.2.1. Units required to comply with Table E104.2.1 shall be dispersed among the various classes of units.
|TOTAL NUMBER OF DWELLING OR SLEEPING UNITS PROVIDED||MINIMUM REQUIRED NUMBER OF DWELLING OR SLEEPING|
UNITS WITH ACCESSIBLE COMMUNICATION FEATURES
|2 to 25||2|
|26 to 50||4|
|51 to 75||7|
|76 to 100||9|
|101 to 150||12|
|151 to 200||14|
|201 to 300||17|
|301 to 400||20|
|401 to 500||22|
|501 to 1,000||5% of total|
|1,001 and over||50 plus 3 for each 100 over 1,000|
Where multiple single-user portable toilet or bathing units are clustered at a single location, at least 5 percent, but not less than one toilet unit or bathing unit at each cluster, shall be accessible. Signs containing the International Symbol of Accessibility shall identify accessible portable toilets and bathing units.
Not fewer than one of each type of depository, vending machine, change machine and similar equipment shall be accessible. Two percent of gaming machines shall be accessible and provided with a front approach. Accessible gaming machines shall be distributed throughout the different types of gaming machines provided.
Exception: Drive-up-only depositories are not required to comply with this section.
Where public telephones are provided, wheelchair-accessible telephones shall be provided in accordance with Table E106.2.
Exception: Drive-up-only public telephones are not required to be accessible.
Where four or more public pay telephones are provided at a bank of telephones, at least one public TTY shall be provided at that bank.
Exception: TTYs are not required at banks of telephones located within 200 feet (60 960 mm) of, and on the same floor as, a bank containing a public TTY.
Where a bank of telephones in the interior of a building consists of three or more public pay telephones, not fewer than one public pay telephone at the bank shall be provided with a shelf and an electrical outlet.
Interior and exterior signs identifying permanent rooms and spaces shall be visual characters, raised characters and braille complying with ICC A117.1. Where pictograms are provided as designations of interior rooms and spaces, the pictograms shall have visual characters, raised characters and braille complying with ICC A117.1.
- Exterior signs that are not located at the door to the space they serve are not required to comply.
- Building directories, menus, seat and row designations in assembly areas, occupant names, building addresses and company names and logos are not required to comply.
- Signs in parking facilities are not required to comply.
- Temporary (seven days or less) signs are not required to comply.
- In detention and correctional facilities, signs not located in public areas are not required to comply.
Exception: Building directories, personnel names, company or occupant names and logos, menus and temporary (seven days or less) signs are not required to comply with ICC A117.1.
Signage indicating special accessibility provisions shall be provided as follows:
- At bus stops and terminals, signage must be provided in accordance with Section E108.4.
- At fixed facilities and stations, signage must be provided in accordance with Sections E109.2.2 through E220.127.116.11.
- At airports, terminal information systems must be provided in accordance with Section E110.3.
New bus route identification signs shall have finish and contrast complying with ICC A117.1. Additionally, to the maximum extent practicable, new bus route identification signs shall provide visual characters complying with ICC A117.1.
Exception: Bus schedules, timetables and maps that are posted at the bus stop or bus bay are not required to meet this requirement.
Where signs are provided at entrances to stations identifying the station or the entrance, or both, at least one sign at each entrance shall be raised characters and braille. A minimum of one raised character and braille sign identifying the specific station shall be provided on each platform or boarding area. Such signs shall be placed in uniform locations at entrances and on platforms or boarding areas within the transit system to the maximum extent practicable.
- Where the station does not have a defined entrance but signs are provided, the raised characters and braille signs shall be placed in a central location.
- Signs are not required to be raised characters and braille where audible signs are remotely transmitted to hand-held receivers, or are user or proximity actuated.
Station platforms shall be positioned to coordinate with vehicles in accordance with the applicable provisions of 36 CFR, Part 1192. Lowlevel platforms shall be 8 inches (250 mm) minimum above top of rail.
Exception: Where vehicles are boarded from sidewalks or street level, low-level platforms shall be permitted to be less than 8 inches (250 mm).
|DOJ 36 CFR Part 1192||Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles (ADAAG). Washington, DC: Department of Justice, 1991||E109.2.4|
|IBC-18||International Building Code||E102.1|
|ICC A117.1-09||Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities||E101.2, E104.2.4, E106.4.9, E107.2, E107.3, E108.3, E108.4, E18.104.22.168, E22.214.171.124, E109.2.3, E109.2.5, E110.2|