T. 2-7-94 DJ 202-PL-593 FEB 9, 1994 Mr. Mario Pimenta Product Manager Auditorium/Theater Seating JG Furniture Systems, Inc.

121 Park Avenue, Box 9002 Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951-9002 Dear Mr. Pimenta: I am responding to your letter concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA authorizes the Department of Justice to provide technical assistance to individuals and entities that have rights or responsibilities under the Act. Pursuant to that authority, this letter provides informal guidance to assist you in understanding the ADA. However, this technical assistance does not constitute a legal interpretation of the statute and it is not binding on the Department. Your letter asks what the specifications are for signs at accessible fixed seating in assembly areas. As you noted in your letter, section 4. 1. 3 (19) (a) of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design (28 C.F.R. pt. 36, Appendix A) requires each such seat to be "identified by a sign or marker." Section 4.30.7 provides: "Facilities and elements required to be identified as accessible by 4.1 shall use the international symbol of accessibility. The symbol shall be displayed as shown in Fig. 43 (a) and (b) ." Signage on accessible fixed seating such as that described in your letter falls within the requirements of section 4.30.7 and should comply with Figure 43(a) and (b) of the ADA Standards. For your reference, I have enclosed a copy of the Department of Justice regulations containing the ADA Standards. cc: Records, Chrono, Wodatch, Hill, FOIA, Library a:\udd\hille\policylt\pimenta

-2I hope that this information is helpful to you and that this letter fully responds to your inquiry.

Sincerely, Janet L. Blizard Supervisory Attorney Enclosure

JG Furniture Systems, Inc. 121 Park Ave Box 9002 Quakertown PA 18951.9002 January 4, 1994 215.538.5800 Telefax 215.536.7365 Department of Justice Office on the Americans with Disabilities Act Civil Rights Division P.O. Box 66118 Washington, DC 20035-6118 RE: JG Auditorium Seating ADA Signage Compliance Good Morning: JG FURNITURE SYSTEMS, INC. is a manufacturer of the highest quality auditorium and theater seating. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act 4.1.3 Accessible Buildings: New Construction, (19)(a) - we equip our seating with folding armrest as necessary, on the aisle side. Historically, the signage to identify these chairs has been provided by others, under the architectural Specification Section 10426. However, JG would like to seriously consider the possibility of providing the signs to identify our own chairs. Please let me know at your earliest convenience, if specifications for these signs have been developed. Sincerely, JG FURNITURE SYSTEM, INC. Mario Pimenta, Product Manager Auditorium/Theater Seating MP/sgy Direct Phone: 215-538-5905

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