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2003 ICC Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

The ansi a117 1 2003 authority shall provide scoping provisions to specify the extent to which these tech- nical criteria apply. The spout shall provide a flow of water 4 inches mm minimum in height. A route provided for vehicular traf- fic. In a Type B unit, where fixtures are located on both sides of the water closet, a swing-up grab bar complying with Sections If text is multilined, braille shall be placed below entire text.

The minimum area of a wheelchair accessible compartment shall be 60 inches mm minimum in width measured perpen- dicular to the side wall, and 56 inches 1 mm minimum in depth for wall hung water closets, and 59 inches mm minimum in depth for floor mounted water closets measured perpen- dicular to the rear wall.

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. A hand shower with a hose 59 inches mm minimum in length, that can be used as both a fixed shower head and as a hand shower, shall ansi a117 1 2003 provided. A water closet in a toilet room for a single occupant, accessed ansi a117 1 2003 through a private office and not for common use or public use, shall not be required to comply with Section Accessible water closets and toilet compartments shall comply with Section A clear floor space complying with Section shall be provided at call controls.

Cavities created by added kick plates shall be capped. Ramps shall have landings at bot- tom and top of each ramp run. Maneuver- ing clearances at power-assisted doors shall comply with Section Where an administrative authority requires flush controls for flush valves to be located in a position that conflicts with the location of the rear grab bar, that grab bar shall be permitted to be split or shifted to the open side of ansi a117 1 2003 toilet area.


Where shower controls are located on the back wall and no seat is provided, the lavatory shall be permit- ted at either end of the clearance. ansi a117 1 2003

Gripping surfaces shall be continuous, without interruption by newel posts, other construction elements, or obstructions. Ansi a117 1 2003 uppercase letter “I” of the font shall have a minimum height complying with Table Platform lifts shall not be attendant oper- ated and shall provide unassisted entry and exit from the lift.

Detectable warning sur- faces shall be standard within a building, facility, site, or complex of buildings.

Grab bars shall have a cross section complying with Section The highest operable part of the telephone shall comply with Section Plumbing Elements anei Facilities Chapter 6.

End ramps shall be 32 inches mm minimum in width.

Car and van parking spaces shall have an ansi a117 1 2003 access aisle complying with Section Substantial agreement means much more than a simple majority, but not necessarily unanim- ity.

Committee approval of the Standard does not necessarily imply that all Committee members voted for its approval.

A swing-up grab bar shall be installed with the centerline of the grab bar 15? The provisions of Chapter 3 shall apply where required by the scoping provisions adopted by the administrative authority or by Chap- ters 4 through A vis- ible and audible signal shall be provided at each hoistway entrance to indicate which ansi a117 1 2003 is answering a call and the car’s direction of travel.

The uppercase letter “I” shall be used to determine the allowable stroke width of all characters of a font. Where in-car signals are provided they shall be visible from the floor anis adjacent to the hall call buttons.

ICC/ANSI A117.1 – 2003 (Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities)

A clear floor space com- plying with Section Where there is no wall space on the latch side of a single door, or to the right side of double doors, signs shall be on the nearest adjacent wall.

Where provided, Remote Infrared Audible Sign Transmitters shall be designed to communicate with receivers ansi a117 1 2003 ing with Section This standard is intended for adoption by govern- ment agencies and by organizations setting model codes to achieve uniformity in the technical design criteria in building codes and other regulations.


Where a clear floor space allows a parallel approach to an element and ansi a117 1 2003 side reach is unobstructed, the high side reach shall be 48 inches mm maximum and the low side reach shall be 15 inches mm minimum above the floor. The anzi wall grab bar shall be 36 inches mm minimum in length, and extend from the centerline of the water closet 1 2 inches mm minimum on the side closest to the wall, and 24 inches 2003 minimum on the transfer side.

ICC/ANSI A – (Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities)

Spacing shall be measured between the two closest points of adjacent characters within a message, excluding ansi a117 1 2003 spaces. Access aisles serving car and van parking spaces shall be 60 inches mm minimum in width.

Incre- mental volume controls shall provide 200 least one intermediate step of gain of 12 dB minimum. The receiver shall be designed for a high dynamic range and capable of operating in full-sun back- ground illumination.

The function button shall be identified by the International Symbol for Accessibility and tactile indication. Floors shall be designated The International Symbol of Accessibil- ity shall comply with Ansi a117 1 2003 The reopening device shall remain effective for 20 seconds minimum.

Destination-ori- ented elevators shall provide car identification in tactile characters complying with Section Operable parts shall comply with Section The audi- ble signal or verbal annunciator shall be 10 dBA minimum above ambient, but shall not exceed 80 20003, measured at the hall call but- ton. Cross slope of ramp runs shall not be steeper than 1: Grab bars shall not be provided above the seat. Clear floor spaces, clearances at fixtures, and turning spaces shall be permitted to overlap.

Building Blocks General Where a negative number is used to ansi a117 1 2003 a nega- tive floor, the braille designation shall be a cell with the dots 3 and 6 followed by ansi a117 1 2003 ordinal number. Stair treads and landings subject to wet conditions shall be designed to pre- vent the accumulation of water.