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Richard Kuchnicki President Council of American Building Officials 5203 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, Virginia 22041 Dear Mr. Kuchnicki: This letter is in response to your request that the Department of Justice review the American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) standard A117.1 (1992 ed.) and the Board for the Coordination of the Model Codes' (BCMC) recommended accessibility provisions and evaluate their consistency with the new construction and alterations requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The efforts of ANSI, BCMC, and the other model code groups involved in drafting the BCMC/ANSI standards are highly commendable. I apologize for the delay in responding to your request and I thank you for your patience during the review process. We have attempted to conduct a comprehensive and detailed evaluation of the BCMC/ANSI standards that we hope will assist you in the ongoing development of the 1997 edition of ANSI A117.1. The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board has also reviewed the submitted standards and their comments are addressed in our evaluation. Our analysis of the submitted BCMC/ANSI standards is discussed in detail in the enclosed side-by-side comparison. That comparison contains the ADA new construction and alterations requirements in the left column, the comparable ANSI A117.1 provisions in the second column, the comparable BCMC provisions in the third column, and the Department's comments in the right column. Although the ANSI and BCMC provisions occupy separate columns, the Department's comments generally treat both codes as a single combined code, rather than analyzing each individually. This is based on our understanding that BCMC section 1.3 adopts the ANSI standard to provide its technical specifications. In some instances, however, the ANSI and BCMC codes contain differing requirements for a single element. In these instances, the intent of the drafters is unclear and, therefore, the provisions have been addressed separately. cc: Records, Chrono, Wodatch, Blizard, Hill n:\udd\hille\bcmc\final.ltr\sc. young-parran

01-03710 -2We have identified several areas where the requirements of the BCMC/ANSI standards are not equivalent to the ADA requirements. These areas are identified in the side-by-side comparison by the characters "N.E." Other sections are designated as "P.N.E.," meaning "possibly not equivalent." Further clarification regarding the intent and meaning of such sections may resolve the potential problems identified in the comparison. Most of the substantial areas of nonequivalency appear to involve scoping issues, rather than technical specifications. While the side-by-side comparison should give you a comprehensive picture of the areas of concern, I would like to highlight some of the major differences between the BCMC/ANSI standards and the ADA requirements. These differences are as follows: A. Global Issues 1. "Non-code" Issues The BCMC/ANSI standards provide that a number of elements covered by the ADA Standards are "inappropriate for incorporation into a building code." Therefore, the BCMC/ANSI standards do not impose any accessibility requirements on those elements. The "non-code" items include: automatic teller machines express check-out aisles library magazine displays permanent signage public telephones temporary raised platforms self-service shelves and display units smoking/non-smoking dining areas telecommunication devices for the deaf transient lodging notification devices Many of these items can be regulated by building code officials and, therefore, must be included in any building code in order for the code to be considered equivalent to the ADA. Furthermore, those few items that may be beyond the scope of

building officials' inspections must nevertheless meet the ADA requirements. Therefore, scoping and technical requirements should, at least, be provided as advisory Appendix material in building codes so builders have notice of the requirements. 2. Historic Preservation The ANSI and BCMC standards each address historic preservation. It is unclear how the drafters intended to mesh the two. 01-03711 -3The ANSI standard addresses historic preservation only in the Appendix. In addition, the ANSI process is significantly different from the process mandated by the ADA. Congress specifically required the ADA Standards to include historic preservation provisions equivalent to those in the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards, which require consultation with the appropriate historic preservation official whenever a building is covered by the National Historic Preservation Act. The ANSI process permits the building official to act without consultation with the appropriate preservation official. In addition, the ADA specifically provides modified standards to be applied when full accessibility would threaten historic preservation. The ANSI standard does not specify such modified standards and, thus, leaves it to the discretion of the building official to balance accessibility and historic preservation. The BCMC standard does not refer to the ANSI standard regarding historic preservation. The BCMC standard will allow application of "alternate provisions" whenever the historic character of a building would be "adversely affected" by accessibility. This standard is not equivalent to the ADA Standards, which apply modified accessibility requirements only when full accessibility would "threaten or destroy" the historic character of a building. In addition, the BCMC standard fails to specify what "alternate provisions" are to be applied and, thus, leaves it to the discretion of the building official. 2. Building Classification The BCMC/ANSI standards rely on traditional building code classifications of buildings. Such classification systems may not completely overlap with ADA coverage. Therefore, in some cases, the BCMC/ANSI standards may not meet the ADA requirements

for some types of buildings. The statutory language of the ADA requires coverage of all public accommodations and commercial facilities. The equivalency of the scope of application of the BCMC/ANSI standards cannot be assessed without the applicable building code. The BCMC/ANSI standards also rely on building codes to define alterations, entrances, and stories. The equivalency of these definitions, therefore, cannot be assessed at this time. 3. Mainstreaming The BCMC/ANSI standards take the position that the accessibility of some elements of buildings is a matter of concern for all occupants, not just for occupants with disabilities. Therefore, the BCMC/ANSI standards do not provide scoping for these elements, and leave it to the general building code to require all such elements to be accessible. Such "mainstreamed" elements include ramps, stairs, and doors. 01-03712 -4While mainstreaming of such elements is a laudable goal, the lack of scoping in the submitted BCMC/ANSI standards prevents the Department from finding equivalency. In order to assess the equivalency of mainstreamed elements, the applicable building code must be reviewed. B. Major Scoping and Technical Issues 1. Alterations and Additions (4.1.5; 4.1.6) The BCMC/ANSI standards' requirement for provision of an accessible path of travel to alterations is unclear. The BCMC/ANSI standards do not define "path of travel" and, therefore, the more common meaning may be applied, rather than the meaning established by the statutory language of the ADA. In addition, the BCMC/ANSI standards do not address the potential problem of a series of small alterations to which the path of travel requirement may not apply individually. The ADA addresses this problem by requiring consideration of the cost of all alterations made during the prior three years for which no path of travel was provided. The BCMC/ANSI standards also fail to require that, if full accessibility of the path of travel would exceed 20% of the cost of the alteration, the builder must spend 20% toward partial accessibility. Problems with the BCMC/ANSI standards' technical provisions for alterations are addressed in

the side-by-side comparison. The BCMC/ANSI standards do not specifically address additions. Therefore, it is unclear whether additions will be treated as alterations or as new construction. 2. Special Application Sections (5-10) The BCMC/ANSI standards do not address unique accessibility requirements in medical facilities, business and mercantile facilities, libraries, transient lodging, and transportation facilities. Some of the ADA's requirements for such facilities are adequately addressed by the general provisions of the BCMC/ANSI standards, but many are not. Specific problems with the BCMC/ANSI standards' general technical specifications as applied to the ADA's special occupancies are addressed in the side-by-side comparison. 3. Transient Lodging (9) The BCMC/ANSI standards' scoping for hotels is seriously inadequate. The BCMC/ANSI standards exempt all hotels with less than 6 rooms. The ADA exempts such hotels only if the owner is in residence. In addition, the BCMC/ANSI standards require 1 accessible room for the first 30 rooms and then 1 more accessible room for each additional 100 rooms. This is not equivalent to 01-03713 -5the ADA requirements for accessible rooms. Also, the BCMC/ANSI standards do not require dispersion of accessible rooms. The disparity between the BCMC/ANSI standards and the ADA requirements is increased by the fact that the BCMC/ANSI standards only require that roll-in showers be provided in half of the accessible rooms, instead of requiring additional accessible rooms with roll-in showers. The following chart illustrates the disparity between the ADA scoping requirements and the BCMC/ANSI requirements. (Chart has been formatted to accomodate ASCII text) No. of rooms ADA ADA Accessible BCMC Accessible Rms Accessible Rms + Roll-in (1/2 of these are Rms Shower Rms Roll-in Shower Rms) 1 to 25 1 1 1 26 to 50 2 2 (26-30: 1)

51 to 75 76 to 100 101 to 150 151 to 200 201 to 300 301 to 400 401 to 500

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 5 7

501 to 1000 2% of total (=10-20) 1001 and 20 plus 1 24 + 1 for (1001-1030: 9) over for each each 100 (>1030: 10 + 1 for 100 over each 100) 1000 Although the scoping for rooms accessible to people with hearing impairments is equivalent, the BCMC/ANSI standards only require visual alarms in those rooms. The ADA requires both visual alarms and visual notification devices.

(30-50: 2) 2 2 (101-130: 2) (131-150: 3) 8 3 10 (201-230: 3) (231-300: 4) 12 (301-330: 4) (331-400: 5) 14 (401-430: 5) (431-500: 6) 15-19 6-9

01-03714 -6The BCMC/ANSI standards do not specifically address homeless shelters and other social service establishments. It is unclear whether these facilities would be subject to the general requirements for transient lodging, for residences, or would not be covered at all. 4. Work Areas (4.1.1(3)) The BCMC/ANSI standards exempt "areas where work cannot reasonably be performed by persons having a severe impairment" from accessibility requirements. This is not equivalent to the ADA Standards, which require limited accessibility to all work areas. The BCMC/ANSI provision requires building code officials to determine what the requirements of the job are and whether individuals with disabilities could perform them. Building

officials are not in a position to make such employment decisions. The BCMC/ANSI restriction is contrary to one of the major purposes of the ADA, which is to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. 5. Parking and passenger Loading Zones (4.1.2(5)) The BCMC/ANSI standards' scoping for lots with 5 or fewer parking spaces requires 1 accessible space, but does not require the space to be designated as reserved for individuals with disabilities. The BCMC/ANSI standards do not provide scoping for accessible passenger loading zones. 6. Portable Toilets (4.1.2(6)) The BCMC/ANSI standards do not provide specific scoping for portable toilets. It is unclear whether they are covered as temporary structures. 7. Elevators (4.1.3(5); 4.10) The BCMC/ANSI standards do not provide that required elevators must serve all levels. In addition, the BCMC/ANSI standards appear to require only elevators on accessible routes to be accessible. The ADA requires all passenger elevators to be accessible. The BCMC/ANSI standards permit recessed buttons on control panels. Such buttons make activation more difficult for individuals with limited manual dexterity, who must use an open hand or closed fist. The BCMC/ANSI standards also permit a 54 inch reach range for emergency communication. Although a 54 inch side reach range is generally acceptable, some people cannot reach that high. The ADA provides a 48 inch maximum height because emergency communication may be a life-or-death issue. The BCMC/ANSI standards also relax requirements for alterations to elevators. 1-03715 -78. Entrances (4.1.3(8); 4.14) The BCMC/ANSI standards do not require at least one accessible ground floor entrance and do not require accessible entrances in the same number as required exits. The BCMC/ANSI

standards provide a blanket exemption for service entrances, even if a service entrance is the only entrance. 9. Areas of Refuge (4.1.3(9); 4.3.11) The BCMC/ANSI standards appear never to require more than two areas of rescue assistance. The ADA requires areas of rescue assistance in a number equal to the number of inaccessible required exits. In addition, the BCMC/ANSI standards fail to require two-way communication in buildings with less than five stories and permit two-way communication to rely exclusively on voice communication. 10. Drinking Fountains (4.1.3(10; 4.15) The BCMC/ANSI standards fail to address fountains that are accessible to people who have difficulty bending. The BCMC/ANSI standards also allow a lower clear knee space for fountains on cantilevered arms. This lower space may make it more difficult for people to use the fountains. 11. Signage (4.1.3(16); 4.30) The BCMC/ANSI standards' scoping for signage is not equivalent for parking spaces, accessible entrances, and accessible toilet and bathing facilities. The BCMC/ANSI standards also fail to provide scoping for room signage and to require directional signage for TDDs. The BCMC/ANSI standards fail to require sans serif or simple serif typeface and to require clear approach to within three inches of room signs. 12. Accessible Seating (4.1.3(10); 4.33) The BCMC/ANSI standards require dispersion of accessible seating only "where necessary for line of sight" and permit dispersion to be based on availability of an accessible route. This would appear to allow a builder to avoid dispersion by providing only a few accessible routes. The BCMC/ANSI standards' scoping of accessible seats is deficient for spaces with more than 500 seats. The ADA requires 6 accessible seats plus 1 for each increase of 100. The BCMC/ANSI standards require 6 accessible seats plus only 1 for each increase of 200.

01-03716 -813. Ramps (4.8) The BCMC/ANSI standards allow slopes steeper than 1:12 in new construction, while the ADA allows them only in alterations. The BCMC/ANSI standards' requirements would not require handrails on long shallow ramps, where the ADA would require rails. 14. Stairs (4.9) The BCMC/ANSI standards permit winders, circular stairs, and open risers on "accessible" stairs. The ADA does not. The BCMC/ANSI handrail requirements fail to address recessed rails and structure strength and may not require handrail extension at the bottom of stairs. 15. Doors (4.13) The BCMC/ANSI standards permit revolving doors to be part of an accessible route if they comply with S 4.13. Merely complying with S 4.13 is insufficient to make a revolving door accessible. Rather, the dimensions and movement of the door, itself, must also be addressed. In addition, the BCMC/ANSI standards generally fail to require sufficient maneuvering clearances at doors. 16. Water Closets (4.16) The BCMC/ANSI standards permit a 24 inch, rather than a 36 inch, grab bar behind the toilet in some circumstances in new construction. The ADA does not. 17. Showers (4.21) The BCMC/ANSI standards do not require a folding seat in roll-in showers. In addition, they allow a 2 1/2 inch gap between the back of the seat and the wall. The ADA only allows 1 1/2 inches in order to limit the risk of arms slipping through the gap during transfers. 18. Toilet Rooms (4.22)

The BCMC/ANSI standards allow doors to swing into clear space. This problem may be offset by the BCMC/ANSI standards' greater clear space requirements. However, in individual toilet rooms, where the extra clear space is not required, the inswinging door is clearly not equivalent. 19. Sinks (4.24) The BCMC/ANSI standards allow knee clearance under accessible sinks to be a little as 17 inches deep. The ADA requires a 19 inch minimum clearance depth. 01-03717 -920. Storage (4.25) The BCMC/ANSI standards address distance from wheelchairs to clothes rods and shelves. The permissible reach heights must be reduced as the distance from the rod or shelf increases. 21. Alarms (4.28) The BCMC/ANSI standards address accessibility only of required alarms. The ADA requires accessibility whenever alarms are provided, not just when they are required. In addition, the BCMC/ANSI standards' requirements regarding placement of signals and flash rate are problematic. The standards allow visible signals to be higher and, thus, more easily obscured by smoke and the standards' lower flash intensity and higher number of appliances may increase the risk of triggering seizures. Additional technical and scoping problems are addressed in the side-by-side comparison. I hope this evaluation is helpful to you in your efforts to create a model accessibility standard that is equivalent to the ADA requirements. My staff would be happy to meet with you to discuss the evaluation. If you would like to arrange such a meeting, or if you have any questions, please call Eve Hill at (202) 307-0663. I hope that you will continue to work with the Department to

achieve an ADA-equivalent accessibility model. To that end, we will be happy to review any proposed changes to the BCMC/ANSI standards and assess their equivalency to the ADA requirements. Such review may help adopting jurisdictions to evaluate the standards' equivalency to the ADA and to make any changes needed to ensure complete equivalency. In addition, once an equivalent model is completed, the Department's review will provide assurance of equivalency for jurisdictions adopting the code and will allow the Department to review certification submissions by such jurisdictions more quickly. Sincerely, John L. Wodatch Chief Disability Rights Section Enclosure 01-03718 ADA Title III Requirements 1 PURPOSE This document sets guidelines for accessibility to places of public accommodation and commercial facilities by individuals with disabilities. These guidelines are to be applied during the design, construction, and alteration of such buildings and facilities to the extent required by regulations issued by Federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 1 Purpose and Application 1.1* Purpose The specifications in this standard make buildings and facilities accessible to and usable by people with such physical disabilities as the inability to walk, difficulty walking, reliance on walking aids, blindness and visual impairment, deafness and hearing impairment, in coordination, reaching and manipulation disabilities, lack of stamina, difficulty interpreting and reacting to sensory information, and extremes of physical size based generally

upon adult dimensions. Accessibility and usability allow a person with a physical disability to independently get to, enter and use a building or facility. This standard provides specifications for elements that are used in making functional spaces accessible. For example, it specifies technical requirements for making doors, routes, seating, and other elements accessible. These accessible elements are used to design accessible functional spaces such as classrooms, hotel rooms, lobbies, or offices. This standard is for adoption by government agencies and by organizations setting model codes to achieve uniformity in the technical design criteria in building codes and other regulations. This standard is also used by nongovernmental parties as technical design guidelines or requirements to make buildings and facilities accessible to and usable by persons with physical disabilities. BCMC 1.2 This document sets minimum requirements for the application of standards for facility accessibility by people with physical disabilities, which includes those with sight impairment, hearing impairment and mobility impairment. It shall be interpreted to mandate access for all persons, including but not limited to occupants, employees, consumers, students, spectators, participants and visitors. 1.3 Details, dimensions and construction specifications for items herein shall comply with the requirements set forth in the American National Standards Institute standard CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992, "Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities." 1.4 Maintenance of Facilities. Any building, facility, dwelling unit, or site which is constructed or altered to be accessible or adaptable under this document shall be maintained accessible and/or adaptable during its occupancy. Comments* E. E.

Exceeds - Exceeds ADA Standards E - Equivalent to ADA Standards N.E. - Not equivalent to ADA Standards P.N.E. - Potentially not equivalent to ADA Standards N.C. - Section is not comparable ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995

01-03719 ADA Title III Requirements 2 GENERAL 2.1 Provisions for Adults. The specifications in these guidelines are based upon adult dimensions and anthropometrics. 2.2 Equivalent Facilitation. Departures from particular technical and scoping requirements of this guideline by the use of other designs and technologies are permitted where the alternative designs and technologies used will provide substantially equivalent or greater access to and usability of the facility. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 2 Recommendations to Adopting Authorities 2.1 Administration This standard does not establish which occupancy or building types are covered and the extent to which each type is covered. Such requirements for application of this standard shall be specified by the adopting authority, including which and how many functional spaces and elements are to be made accessible within each building type, as described in 2.2 through 2.4. 2.2 Number of Spaces and Elements The administrative authority adopting this standard shall

specify the actual number of spaces and elements or establish procedures for determining them based on, but not limited to: - population to be served - availability to occupants, employees, customers, and visitors - distances and time required to use the accessible elements - provision of equal opportunity and treatment under law 2.3* Remodeling The specifications in this standard are based upon the functional requirements of persons with physical disabilities. The administrative authority adopting this standard shall specify the extent to which it is to cover remodeling, alteration, or rehabilitation within its jurisdiction. 2.4 Review Procedures To promote effective compliance with the requirements of this standard, the administrative authority adopting it should establish a review and approval procedure for construction projects that come under its jurisdiction. See 1.1 Purpose BCMC Comments* N.C. Note: Scoping issue. E. No equivalent provision. However, if used with a building code, the building code's waiver provisions will be uncertifiable. 2 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03720 ADA Title III Requirements 3 MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUCTIONS AND DEFINITIONS

3.1 Graphic Conventions. Graphic conventions are shown in Table 1. Dimensions that are not marked minimum or maximum are absolute, unless otherwise indicated in the text or captions. Table 1 Graphic Conventions Convention 36/915 9/230 9/230 36/916 max min Description Typical dimension line showing U.S. customary units (in inches) above the line and SI units (in millimeters) below Dimensions for short distances indicated on extended line Dimension line showing alternate dimensions required Direction of approach Maximum Minimum Boundary of clear floor area Centerline 3.2 Dimensional Tolerances. All dimensions are subject to conventional building industry tolerances for field conditions. 3.3 Notes. The text of these guidelines does not contain notes or footnotes. Additional information, explanations, and advisory materials are located in the Appendix. Paragraphs marked with an asterisk have related nonmandatory material in the Appendix. In the Appendix, the corresponding paragraph numbers are preceded by an A.

CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 3 Graphics, Dimensions, Referenced Standards, and Definitions 3.1 Graphic Conventions Graphic conventions used in the illustrations are shown in Table 3.1. Dimensions that are not marked "minimum," "maximum," or "nominal" are absolute, unless otherwise indicated in the text or captions. Table 3.1 - Graphic conventions Convention 36/915 9/230 28/710 36/915 max min. Description Typical dimension line showing U.S. customary units (in inches) above the line and SI units (in millimeters) below Dimensions for short distances indicated on arrow Dimension line showing range of dimensions Direction of approach Maximum Minimum Boundary of clear floor area Centerline 3.2 Dimensions All dimensions are subject to conventional industry tolerances. Millimeter equivalents for dimensions 3 in and larger have been rounded off to the nearest multiple of 5. ANSI Appendix A - Additional Information This appendix contains additional information that is intended to help the user understand the minimum

requirements of the standard or to design or regulate the construction of buildings or facilities for greater accessibility and usability. The subsection numbers correspond to the sections or subsections of the standard to which the material relates and are, therefore, not consecutive (for example, A4.2.1 contains additional information relevant to 4.2.1). Sections in the standard for which additional material appears in this Appendix have been indicated by an asterisk. All figures referenced in this appendix are contained in Appendix B and are designated Fig. BAxxx. BCMC Comments* E. E. E. E. 3 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03721 ADA Title III Requirements 3.4 General Terminology. comply with. Meet one or more specifications of these guidelines. if, if... then. Denotes a specification that applies only when the conditions described are present. may. Denotes an option or alternative. shall. Denotes a mandatory specification or requirement. should. Denotes an advisory specification or recommendation. 3.5 Definitions. Access Aisle. An accessible pedestrian space between elements, such as parking spaces, seating, and desks, that provides clearances appropriate for use of the elements. Accessible. Describes a site, building, facility, or portion thereof that complies with these guidelines. Accessible Element. An element specified by these guidelines (for example, telephone, controls, and the like). Accessible Route. A continuous unobstructed path

connecting all accessible elements and spaces of a building or facility. Interior accessible routes may include corridors, floors, ramps, elevators, lifts, and clear floor space at fixtures. Exterior accessible routes may include parking access aisles, curb ramps, crosswalks at vehicular ways, walks, ramps, and lifts. Accessible Space. Space that complies with these guidelines. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 3.3 Referenced American National Standards The following American National Standards are referenced in this document. ANSI/BHMA A156.10-1991, Power Operated Pedestrian Doors ANSI/BHMA A156.19-1990, Power Assist and Low Energy Power Operated Doors ASME/ANSI A17.1-1990, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (including Addenda ASME/ANSI A17.1a-1991) 3.4 Definitions For the purpose of this standard, the terms listed in 3.4 have the indicated meaning. access aisle: An accessible pedestrian space between elements, such as parking spaces, seating, and desks, that provides clearances appropriate for use of the elements. accessible: Describes a site, building, facility, or portion thereof that complies with this standard and that can be approached, entered, and used by persons with physical disabilities. accessible route: A path connecting all accessible elements and spaces in a building or facility that is usable by persons with physical disabilities. BCMC 2.0 DEFINITIONS

Comments* Not comparable. ADA Standards reference the same or previous versions of these ANSI Standards. Not addressed. E. E. P.N.E. if limitation to "physical disabilities" is strictly applied. Not addressed. E. Not addressed. Term not used. 4 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03722 ADA Title III Requirements Adaptability. The ability of certain building spaces and elements, such as kitchen counters, sinks, and grab bars, to be added or altered so as to accommodate the needs of individuals with or without disabilities or to accommodate the needs of persons with different types or degrees of disability. Addition. An expansion, extension, or increase in the gross floor area of a building or facility. Administrative Authority. A governmental agency that adopts or enforces regulations and guidelines for the design, construction, or alteration of buildings and facilities. Alteration. An alteration is a change to a building or facility made by, on behalf of, or for the use of a public accommodation or commercial facility, that affects or could affect the usability of the building or facility or part thereof. Alterations include, but are not limited to, remodeling, renovation, rehabilitation, reconstruction, historic restoration, changes or rearrangement of the

structural parts or elements, and changes or rearrangement in the plan configuration of walls and full-height partitions. Normal maintenance, reroofing, painting or wallpapering, or changes to mechanical and electrical systems are not alterations unless they affect the usability of the building or facility. Area of Rescue Assistance. An area, which has direct access to an exit, where people who are unable to use stairs may remain temporarily in safety to await further instructions or assistance during emergency evacuation. Assembly Area. A room or space accommodating a group of individuals for recreational, educational, political, social, or amusement purposes, or for the consumption of food and drink. Automatic Door. A door equipped with a power-operated mechanism and controls that open and close the door automatically upon receipt of a momentary actuating signal. The switch that begins the automatic cycle may be a photoelectric device, floor mat, or manual switch (see power-assisted door). Building. Any structure used and intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy.

CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 adaptability: The capability of certain building spaces and elements, such as kitchen counters, sinks, and grab bars, to be altered or added so as to accommodate the needs of persons with and without disabilities, or to accommodate the needs of persons with different types or degrees of disability. adaptable dwelling unit: An accessible dwelling unit which has been designed for adaptability. administrative authority: A jurisdictional body that adopts or enforces regulations and standards for the design, construction, or operation of buildings and facilities.

authority having jurisdiction: See administrative authority. automatic door:* A door operated with power mechanisms and controls. A3.4 automatic door: The switch that begins the cycle for an automatic door is a photo electric device, floor mat, sensing device, or manual switch mounted on an area near the door itself (see power assisted door). BCMC Area of Refuge - an area with direct access to an exit or an elevator where persons unable to use stairs can remain temporarily in safety to await instructions or assistance during emergency evacuation. Comments* E. N.C. N.E. Cannot be assessed without the applicable building code. E. N.E. Cannot be assessed without the applicable building code. E. N.E. Cannot be assessed without the applicable building code. E. N.E. Cannot be assessed without the applicable building code. 5 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995

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ADA Title III Requirements Circulation Path. An exterior or interior way of passage from one place to another for pedestrians, including, but not limited to, walks, hallways, courtyards, stairways, and stair landings. Clear. Unobstructed. Clear Floor Space. The minimum unobstructed floor or ground space required to accommodate a single, stationary wheelchair and occupant. Closed Circuit Telephone. A telephone with dedicated line(s) such as a house phone, courtesy phone or phone that must be used to gain entrance to a facility. Commercial Facilities. (28 C.F.R. § 36.104). Commercial facilities means facilities -(1) Whose operations will affect commerce; (2) That are intended for nonresidential use by a private entity; and (3) That are not (i) Facilities that are not covered or expressly exempted from coverage under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended (42 U.S.C. 3601-3631); (ii) Aircraft; or (iii) Railroad locomotives, railroad freight cars, railroad cabooses, commuter or intercity passenger rail cars (including coaches, dining cars, sleeping cars, lounge cars, and food service cars), and any other railroad cars described in section 242 of the Act or covered under title II of the Act, or railroad rights-of-way. For purposes of this definition, "rail" and "railroad" have the meaning given the term "railroad" in section 202(e) of the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970 (45 U.S.C. 431(e)). Commercial facilities located in private residences. (28 C.F.R. § 36.401(b)). (1) When a commercial facility is located in a private residence, the portion of the residence used exclusively as a residence is not covered by this subpart, but that portion used both for the commercial facility and for residential purposes is covered by the new construction and

alterations requirements of this subpart. (2) The portion of the residence covered under paragraph (b)(1) of this section extends to those elements used to enter the commercial facility, including the homeowner's front sidewalk, if any, the door or entryway, and hallways; and those portions of the residence, interior or exterior, available to or used by employees or visitors of the commercial facility, including restrooms.

CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 circulation path:* An exterior or interior way of passage from one place to another for pedestrians. A3.4 circulation path: Examples include walks, hallways, courtyards, stairways, and stair landings. clear: Unobstructed. See ANSI 4.2.4. BCMC Comments* E. E. Not addressed. Not addressed. BCMC coverage does not depend on commercial facility. Not addressed. 6 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995

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Common Use. Refers to those interior and exterior rooms, spaces, or elements that are made available for the use of a restricted group of people (for example, occupants of a homeless shelter, the occupants of an office building, or the guests of such occupants). Cross Slope. The slope that is perpendicular to the direction of travel (see running slope). Curb Ramp. A short ramp cutting through a curb or built up to it. Detectable Warning. A standardized surface feature built in or applied to walking surfaces or other elements to warn visually impaired people of hazards on a circulation path. Disability. (28 C.F.R. § 36.104). Disability means, with respect to an individual, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment. Dwelling Unit. A single unit which provides a kitchen or food preparation area, in addition to rooms and spaces for living, bathing, sleeping, and the like. Dwelling units include a single family home or a townhouse used as a transient group home; an apartment building used as a shelter; guestrooms in a hotel that provide sleeping accommodations and food preparation areas; and other similar facilities used on a transient basis. For purposes of these guidelines, use of the term "Dwelling Unit" does not imply the unit is used as a residence. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 common use:* Those rooms, spaces, or elements that are made available for use of a specific group of people. A3.4 common use: These are the spaces and elements that are made available for the use of residents of an apartment building, the occupants of an office building, or the guests of such residents or occupants.

counter slope: Any slope opposing the running slope of a curb ramp or ramp. cross slope: The slope of a pedestrian way that is perpendicular to the direction of travel (see running slope). curb ramp: A short ramp cutting through a curb or built up to it. detectable: Perceptible by one or more of the senses. See 1.1 Purpose. dwelling unit:* A single unit of residence that provides a kitchen or food preparation area, in addition to rooms and spaces for living, bathing, sleeping, and the like. A3.4 dwelling unit: A single-family home is a dwelling unit, and dwelling units are to be found in such housing types as townhouses and apartment buildings. BCMC See 1.2. Comments* E. N.C. E. E. P.N.E. ADA's only use of this word is in the phrase "detectable warning" where it is addressing the needs of only visually impaired persons. Therefore, this definition should include only senses other than sight. N.E. ANSI E. Although different, for purposes of building design the definition does not reduce access (see also "Person with a Disability"). BCMC N.E. BCMC is too narrow.

P.N.E. The difference in these definitions relates to the lack of special technical provisions for transient lodging. See ADA Standards 9.0. 7 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995

01-03725 ADA Title III Requirements Egress, Means of. A continuous and unobstructed way of exit travel from any point in a building or facility to a public way. A means of egress comprises vertical and horizontal travel and may include intervening room spaces, doorways, hallways, corridors, passageways, balconies, ramps, stairs, enclosures, lobbies, horizontal exits, courts and yards. An accessible means of egress is one that complies with these guidelines and does not include stairs, steps, or escalators. Areas of rescue assistance or evacuation elevators may be included as part of accessible means of egress. Element. An architectural or mechanical component of a building, facility, space, or site, e.g., telephone, curb ramp, door, drinking fountain, seating, or water closet. Entrance. Any access point to a building or portion of a building or facility used for the purpose of entering. An entrance includes the approach walk, the vertical access leading to the entrance platform, the entrance platform itself, vestibules if provided, the entry door(s) or gate(s), and the hardware of the entry door(s) or gate(s). Facility. All or any portion of buildings, structures, site improvements, complexes, equipment, roads, walks, passageways, parking lots, or other real or personal property located on a site. Ground Floor. Any occupiable floor less than one story

above or below grade with direct access to grade. A building or facility always has at least one ground floor and may have more than one ground floor as where a split level entrance has been provided or where a building is built into a hillside. Marked Crossing. A crosswalk or other identified path intended for pedestrian use in crossing a vehicular way. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 egress, means of: A continuous and unobstructed way of travel from any point in a building or facility to a public way. element:* An architectural or mechanical component of a building, facility, space or site that is used in making spaces accessible. A3.4 element: Examples of elements are telephones, curb ramps, doors, drinking fountains, seating, and water closets. facility: All or any portion of a building, structure, or area, including the site on which such building, structure, or area is located, wherein specific services are provided or activities are performed. housing:* A building, facility, or portion thereof, that contains one or more dwelling units or sleeping accommodations, excluding inpatient health care facilities and detention/correctional facilities. A3.4 housing: Examples are one- and two-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings, group homes, hotels, motels, dormitories, and mobile homes. marked crossing: A crosswalk or other identified path intended for pedestrian use in crossing a vehicular way. BCMC 2.1 Accessible Means of Egress - a path of travel, usable by a mobility impaired person, that leads to a public way.

Comments* ANSI E. Note: Although the definition in ANSI does not address accessible means of egress, the standard, in general, does. BCMC N.E. Access is limited to "mobility impaired persons." E. Assuming "used in making spaces accessible" means "affecting accessibility." P.N.E. Without a definition, "entrance" may be interpreted narrowly to not require accessibility of all elements covered by the ADA. P.N.E. It is unclear how limiting "wherein specific services..." is intended to be. N.E. N.C. Note: Generally consistent with ADA Standards terminology. E. 8 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03726 ADA Title III Requirements Maximum Extent Feasible. (28 C.F.R. § 36.402(c)). The phrase, "to the maximum extent feasible," as used in this section, applies to the occasional case where the nature of an existing facility makes it virtually impossible to comply fully with applicable accessibility standards through a planned alteration. In these circumstances, the alteration

shall provide the maximum physical accessibility feasible. Any altered features of the facility that can be made accessible shall be made accessible. If providing accessibility in conformance with this section to individuals with certain disabilities (e.g., those who use wheelchairs) would not be feasible, the facility shall be made accessible to persons with other types of disabilities (e.g., those who use crutches, those who have impaired vision or hearing, or those who have other impairments). Mezzanine or Mezzanine Floor. That portion of a story which is an intermediate floor level placed within the story and having occupiable space above and below its floor. Multifamily Dwelling. Any building containing more than two dwelling units. Occupiable. A room or enclosed space designed for human occupancy in which individuals congregate for amusement, educational or similar purposes, or in which occupants are engaged at labor, and which is equipped with means of egress, light, and ventilation. Operable Part. A part of a piece of equipment or appliance used to insert or withdraw objects, or to activate, deactivate, or adjust the equipment or appliance (for example, coin slot, pushbutton, handle). Path of Travel. (28 C.F.R. S 36.403(e)). (1) A "path of travel" includes a continuous, unobstructed way of pedestrian passage by means of which the altered area may be approached, entered, and exited, and which connects the altered area with an exterior approach (including sidewalks, streets, and parking areas or an entrance to the facility, and other parts of the facility (2) An accessible path of travel may consist of walks and sidewalks, curb ramps and other interior or exterior pedestrian ramps; clear floor paths through lobbies, corridors, rooms, and other improved areas; parking access aisles; elevators and lifts; or a combination of these elements. (3) For the purposes of this part, the term "path of

travel" also includes the restrooms, telephones, and drinking fountains serving the altered area.

CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 multifamily dwelling: Any building containing more than two dwelling units. operable part:* A part of a piece of equipment or appliance used to insert or withdraw objects, or to activate, deactivate, or adjust the equipment or appliance. A3.4 operable part: Examples of operable parts are telephone coin slots, push buttons, and handles. BCMC Comments* Not addressed. N.E. Cannot be assessed without the applicable building code. E. Not addressed. E. N.E. 9 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03727 ADA Title III Requirements Person with a Disability. (28 C.F.R. S 36.104). Disability means, with respect to an individual, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment. Place of Public Accommodation. (28 C.F.R. § 36.104). Place of public accommodation means a facility, operated by a private entity, whose operations affect commerce and

fall within at least one of the following categories (1) An inn, hotel, motel, or other place of lodging, except for an establishment located within a building that contains not more than five rooms for rent or hire and that is actually occupied by the proprietor of the establishment as the residence of the proprietor; (2) A restaurant, bar, or other establishment serving food or drink; (3) A motion picture house, theater, concert hall, stadium, or other place of exhibition or entertainment; (4) An auditorium, convention center, lecture hall, or other place of public gathering; (5) A bakery, grocery store, clothing store, hardware store, shopping center, or other sales or rental establishment; (6) A laundromat, dry-cleaner, bank, barber shop, beauty shop, travel service, shoe repair service, funeral parlor, gas station, office of an accountant or lawyer, pharmacy, insurance office, professional office of a health care provider, hospital, or other service establishment; (7) A terminal, depot, or other station used for specified public transportation; (8) A museum, library, gallery, or other place of public display or collection; (9) A park, zoo, amusement park, or other place of recreation; (10) A nursery, elementary, secondary, undergraduate, or postgraduate private school, or other place of education; (11) A day care center, senior citizen center, homeless shelter, food bank, adoption agency, or other social service center establishment; and (12) A gymnasium, health spa, bowling alley, golf course, or other place of exercise or recreation. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 parking space:* Any space for parking vehicles. A3.4 parking space: This includes parking spaces that are located in parking garages, on streets and in lots. See 1.1 Purpose. BCMC See 1.2. Comments*

N.C. ANSI E. ANSI's coverage is limited to "physical disabilities." However, the list of examples is sufficiently broad to cover those disabilities significantly affected by building design. BCMC N.E. BCMC's coverage is limited to "physical disabilities" and its list of examples does not provide sufficient coverage. Not addressed. BCMC coverage does not depend on public accommodation. 10 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995

01-03728 ADA Title III Requirements Power-assisted Door. A door used for human passage with a mechanism that helps to open the door, or relieves the opening resistance of a door, upon the activation of a switch or a continued force applied to the door itself. Primary Function. (28 C.F.R. S 36.403(b)). A "primary function" is a major activity for which the facility is intended. Areas that contain a primary function include, but are not limited to, offices and other work areas in which the activities of the public accommodation or other private entity using the facility are carried out. Mechanical rooms, boiler rooms, supply storage rooms, employee lounges or locker rooms, janitorial closets, entrances, corridors, and restrooms are not areas containing a primary function. Professional Office of a Health Care Provider. (28 C.F.R. S 36.401(d)(i)). A location where a person or entity, regulated by a State to provide professional services

related to the physical or mental health of an individual, makes such services available to the public. The facility housing the "professional office of a health care provider" only includes floor levels housing at least one health care provider, or any floor level designed or intended for use by at least one health care provider. Public Use. Describes interior or exterior rooms or spaces that are made available to the general public. Public use may be provided at a building or facility that is privately or publicly owned. Ramp. A walking surface which has a running slope greater than 1:20. Running Slope. The slope that is parallel to the direction of travel (see cross slope). Service Entrance. An entrance intended primarily for delivery of goods or services. Signage. Displayed verbal, symbolic, tactile, and pictorial information. Site. A parcel of land bounded by a property line or a designated portion of a public right-of-way. Site Improvement. Landscaping, paving for pedestrian and vehicular ways, outdoor lighting, recreational facilities, and the like, added to a site. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 power-assisted door:* A door used for human passage, with a mechanism that helps to open the door, or to relieve the opening resistance of the door. A3.4 power-assisted door: The power assist is provided upon the activation of a switch or the use of continued force applied to the door itself. If the switch or door is released, such doors immediately begin to close or close completely within 3 to 30 seconds (see automatic door). Primary Function is a major function for which the facility is intended. public use:* Describes rooms or spaces that are made available to the general public. A3.4 public use: Public use is often provided at a building

or facility that is privately or publicly owned. ramp: A walking surface that has a running slope steeper than 1:20. running slope: The slope of a pedestrian way that is parallel to the direction of travel (see cross slope). signage: Displayed textual, symbolic, tactile and pictorial information. site: A parcel of land bounded by a property line or a designated portion of a public right-of-way. site improvements:* Features added to a site. A3.4 site improvements: This includes features such as landscaping, pedestrian and vehicular pathways, outdoor lighting, and recreational facilities. BCMC Comments* E. E. Not addressed. Should be defined for the purposes of the elevator exception. E. E. E. Not addressed. E. E. E. 11 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03729 ADA Title III Requirements Sleeping Accommodations. Rooms in which people sleep; for example, dormitory and hotel or motel guest rooms or suites. Space. A definable area, e.g., room, toilet room, hall, assembly area, entrance, storage room, alcove, courtyard, or lobby. Specified Public Transportation. (28 C.F.R. S 36.104). Transportation by bus, rail, or any other conveyance (other than by aircraft) that provides the general public with general or special service (including charter service) on a regular and continuing basis. Story. That portion of a building included between the upper surface of a floor and upper surface of the floor or roof next above. If such portion of a building does not include occupiable space, it is not considered a story for

purposes of these guidelines. There may be more than one floor level within a story as in the case of a mezzanine or mezzanines. Structural Frame. The structural frame shall be considered to be the columns and the girders, beams, trusses and spandrels having direct connections to the columns and all other members which are essential to the stability of the building as a whole. Tactile. Describes an object that can be perceived using the sense of touch. ILLEGIBLE Telephone. Machinery or equipment that employs interactive graphic (i.e., typed) communications through the transmission of coded signals across the standard telephone network. Text telephones can include, for example, devices known as TDDs (telecommunication display devices or telecommunication devices for deaf persons) or computers. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 sleeping accommodations:* Rooms intended for sleeping purposes. A3.4 sleeping accommodations: Dormitories and hotel or motel guest rooms are examples. tactile: Describes an object that can be perceived using the sense of touch. temporary:* Applies to facilities that are not of permanent construction but are extensively used or essential for public use for a given (short) period of time. A 3.4 temporary: Examples are temporary classrooms or classroom buildings at schools and colleges. Other examples are movable facilities at the perimeter of a major construction site to permit accessible and safe passage past the site. Structures directly associated with the actual processes of major construction, such as portable toilets, scaffolding, rigging, and trailers are not included. telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD):* Machinery or equipment that employs interactive graphic communications through the transmission of coded signals across the standard telephone network. A3.4 telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD): TDD's include telecommunications display devices, telecommunication devices for deaf persons, text telephones or computers. BCMC Comments* E.

Not addressed. Not addressed. N.E. Cannot be assessed without the applicable building code. P.N.E. Scoping issue - related to technical infeasibility in alterations. E. E. (See ADA Standard S4.1.1(4)). ANSI E. BCMC N.E. BCMC designates TDDs as "not appropriate for incorporation into a building code." 12 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03730 ADA Title III Requirements Transient Lodging. A building, facility, or portion thereof, excluding inpatient medical care facilities, that contains one or more dwelling units or sleeping accommodations. Transient lodging may include, but is not limited to, resorts, group homes, hotels, motels, and dormitories (see Place of Public Accommodation). Vehicular Way. A route intended for vehicular traffic, such as a street, driveway, or parking lot. Walk. An exterior pathway with a prepared surface intended for pedestrian use, including general pedestrian areas such as plazas and courts. 4 ACCESSIBLE ELEMENTS AND SPACES: SCOPE AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS 4.1 Minimum Requirements 4.1.1* Application. (1) General. All areas of newly designed or newly constructed buildings and facilities required to be accessible by 4.1.2 and 4.1.3 and altered portions of existing buildings and facilities required to be accessible by 4.1.6 shall comply with these guidelines, 4.1 through 4.35, unless otherwise provided in this section or as modified in a special application section. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 vehicular way:* A route provided for vehicular traffic. A3.4 vehicular way: Examples are streets, driveways, and parking lots. walk:* An exterior pathway with a prepared surface for pedestrian use. A3.4 walk: This includes general pedestrian areas such as plazas and courts.

4 Accessible Elements and Spaces 4.1 Basic Components Accessible sites, facilities, and buildings, including publicuse, employee-use, and common-use spaces in housing facilities, shall, where required, provide accessible elements and spaces conforming with Section 4. 1.2 Application Provisions of this standard are suitable for: - the design and construction of new buildings and facilities, including both spaces and elements, site improvements, and public walks - remodeling, alteration, and rehabilitation of existing construction - permanent, temporary, and emergency conditions BCMC 2.2 The following additional terms are defined in CABO/ANSI A117.1. Where these terms are used in this report, such terms shall have the meaning ascribed to them in CABO/ANSI A117.1. accessible accessible route adaptability detectable detectable warning dwelling unit element facility site 1.0 SCOPE 1.1 All buildings and structures, including their associated sites and facilities, shall be accessible with accessible means of egress for people with physical disabilities as required in these provisions. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Areas where work cannot reasonably be performed by persons having a severe impairment (mobility, sight or hearing) are not required to have the specific features providing accessibility to such persons. 2. Group R3 buildings and accessory structures and their associated site facilities. 3. Group U structures. EXCEPTIONS: 1. In Group U agricultural buildings, access is required to paved work areas and areas open to the general public. 2. Access is required to private garages or carports which contain accessible parking. 4. Temporary structures, sites, and equipment directly associated with the construction process such as construction site trailers, scaffolding, bridging or material hoists. 5. Buildings and facilities or portions thereof not required

to be accessible in 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0. Comments* N.E. Needs to be addressed. Also, needs to be distinguished from traditional code categories. E. E. See above. General provision - E. Exception 1 - N.E. See ADA Standards 4.1.1(3) for analogous provision. Exception 2 - N.E. to the extent R3 includes transient lodging. Exception 3 - E. Exception 4 - E. Exception 5 - P.N.E. 13 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03731 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.1 (2) Application Based on Building Use. Special application sections 5 through 10 provide additional requirements for restaurants and cafeterias, medical care facilities, business and mercantile, libraries, accessible transient lodging, and transportation facilities. When a building or facility contains more than one use covered by a special application section, each portion shall comply with the requirements for that use. 4.1.1 (3)* Areas Used Only by Employees as Work Areas. Areas that are used only as work areas shall be designed and constructed so that individuals with disabilities can approach, enter, and exit the areas. These guidelines do not require that any areas used only as work areas be constructed to permit maneuvering within the work area or be constructed or equipped (i.e., with racks or shelves) to be accessible. 4.1.1 (4) Temporary Structures. These guidelines cover temporary buildings or facilities as well as permanent facilities. Temporary buildings and facilities are not of permanent construction but are extensively used or are essential for public use for a period of time. Examples of temporary buildings or facilities covered by these guidelines include, but are not limited to: reviewing stands, temporary classrooms, bleacher areas, exhibit areas, temporary banking facilities, temporary health

screening services, or temporary safe pedestrian passageways around a construction site. Structures, sites and equipment directly associated with the actual processes of construction, such as scaffolding, bridging, materials hoists, or construction trailers are not included. 4.1.1 (5) General Exceptions. (a) In new construction, a person or entity is not required to meet fully the requirements of these guidelines where that person or entity can demonstrate that it is structurally impracticable to do so. Full compliance will be considered structurally impracticable only in those rare circumstances when the unique characteristics of terrain prevent the incorporation of accessibility features. If full compliance with the requirements of these guidelines is structurally impracticable, a person or entity shall comply with the requirements to the extent it is not structurally impracticable. Any portion of the building or facility which can be made accessible shall comply to the extent that it is not structurally impracticable. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 1.2 Application Provisions of this standard are suitable for: ... - permanent, temporary, and emergency conditions A3.4 temporary: Examples are temporary classrooms or classroom buildings at schools and colleges. Other examples are movable facilities at the perimeter of a major construction site to permit accessible and safe passage past the site. Structures directly associated with the actual processes of major construction, such as portable toilets, scaffolding, rigging, and trailers are not included. temporary:* Applies to facilities that are not of permanent construction but are extensively used or essential for public use for a given (short) period of time. BCMC 5.0 SPECIAL OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS 5.1 General In addition to the general provisions herein, the following requirements for specific occupancies shall apply. 1.1 EXCEPTIONS: 1. Areas where work cannot reasonably be performed by persons having a severe impairment (mobility, sight or hearing) are not required to have the specific features providing accessibility to such persons. 3. Group U structures. EXCEPTIONS:

1. In group U agricultural buildings, access is required to paved work areas and areas open to the general public. 2. Access is required to private garages or carports which contain accessible parking. 1.1 EXCEPTIONS: 4. Temporary structures, sites, and equipment directly associated with the construction process such as construction site trailers, scaffolding, bridging or material hoists. Comments* See discussion at special application sections. See also BCMC 1.1, Exception 2 (N.E. exempts Group R3 buildings from accessibility requirements). Exception 1 - N.E. Building official is not qualified to make employment decision. ADA does not permit such an exception. E. Exceeds in that BCMC does not provide such a general exception. BCMC's specific exceptions are N.E. (see above). 14 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03732 ADA Title III Requirements 28 C.F.R. S 36.401(c)(3). If providing accessibility in conformance with this section to individuals with certain disabilities (e.g., those who use wheelchairs) would be structurally impracticable, accessibility shall nonetheless be ensured to persons with other types of disabilities (e.g., those who use crutches or who have sight, hearing, or mental impairments) in accordance with this section. 4.1.1 (5) (b) Accessibility is not required to (i) observation galleries used primarily for security purposes; or (ii) in nonoccupiable spaces accessed only by ladders, catwalks, crawl spaces, very narrow passageways, or freight (nonpassenger) elevators, and frequented only by service personnel for repair purposes; such spaces include, but are not limited to, elevator pits, elevator penthouses, piping or equipment catwalks. 4.1.2 Accessible Sites and Exterior Facilities: New Construction. An accessible site shall meet the following minimum requirements:

(1) At least one accessible route complying with 4.3 shall be provided within the boundary of the site from public transportation stops, accessible parking spaces, passenger loading zones if provided, and public streets or sidewalks, to an accessible building entrance. (2) At least one accessible route complying with 4.3 shall connect accessible buildings, accessible facilities, accessible elements, and accessible spaces that are on the same site. 4.1.2 (3) All objects that protrude from surfaces or posts into circulation paths shall comply with 4.4. 4.1.2 (4) Ground surfaces along accessible routes and in accessible spaces shall comply with 4.5. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4. Accessible Elements and Spaces 4.1 Basic Components Accessible sites, facilities, and buildings, including publicuse, employee-use, and common-use spaces in housing facilities, shall, where required, provide accessible elements and spaces conforming with Section 4. BCMC 3.1 Accessible Route 3.1.1 Accessible routes within the site shall be provided from public transportation stops, accessible parking and accessible passenger loading zones, and public streets or sidewalks to the accessible building entrance they serve. 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site. Where only one accessible route is provided, it shall not pass through kitchens, storage rooms, restrooms, closets or similar spaces. 3.1.3 Where floor levels are required to be connected by an accessible route, and an interior path of travel is provided between the levels, the accessible route between the levels shall also be interior. 14.0 PROTRUDING OBJECTS 14.1 Horizontal Projections. Objects projecting from walls with their leading edges located more than 27 and not more than 80 inches above the finished floor shall protrude no more than 4 inches into walks, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum where located more than 27 and not more than 80 inches above the ground or finished floor. 14.2 Headroom. There shall be a minimum headroom of 6

ft 8 inches from the walking surface to the lowest part of any structural member, fixture or furnishing. Comments* Not addressed. Exceeds if lack of an exception means usual accessibility standards apply to non-occupiable space. 3.1.1 & 3.1.2 - E. 3.1.3 - Exceeds. E. P.N.E. Neither ANSI nor BCMC scopes this requirement. However, ANSI 4.5.1 reaches the same result. 15 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03733 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.2 (5) (a) If parking spaces are provided for self-parking by employees or visitors, or both, then accessible spaces complying with 4.6 shall be provided in each such parking area in conformance with the table below. Spaces required by the table need not be provided in the particular lot. They may be provided in a different location if equivalent or greater accessibility in terms of distance from an accessible entrance, cost and convenience is ensured. Required Minimum Number Total Parking in Lot of Accessible Spaces 1 to 25 1 26 to 50 2 51 to 75 3 76 to 100 4 101 to 150 5 151 to 200 6 201 to 300 7 301 to 400 8 401 to 500 9 501 to 1000 2 percent of total 1001 and over 20, plus 1 for each 100 over 1000 Except as provided in (b), access aisles adjacent to accessible spaces shall be 60 in (1525 mm) wide minimum. 4.1.2 (5) (b) One in every eight accessible spaces, but not less than one, shall be served by an access aisle 96 in (2440 mm) wide minimum and shall be designated "van

accessible" as required by 4.6.4. The vertical clearance at such spaces shall comply with 4.6.5. All such spaces may be grouped on one level of a parking structure. EXCEPTION: Provision of all required parking spaces in conformance with "Universal Parking Design" (see appendix A4.6.3) is permitted. 4.1.2 (5) (c) If passenger loading zones are provided, then at least one passenger loading zone shall comply with 4.6.6. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 3.2 Parking Facilities 3.2.1 Number of Accessible Parking Spaces 3.2.1.1 Two percent of parking spaces provided for R2 apartments occupancies required to have accessible/adaptable dwelling units shall be accessible. Where parking is provided within or beneath a building, accessible parking spaces shall also be provided within or beneath the building. 3.2.1.3 In occupancies not included in 3.2.1.1 and 3.2.1.2, accessible spaces shall be provided in conformance with Table 3.2. TABLE 3.2 Total Parking Spaces Required Minimum Number Provided of Accessible Spaces 1 to 5 1* 6 to 25 1 26 to 50 2 51 to 75 3 76 to 100 4 101 to 150 5 151 to 200 6 201 to 300 7 301 to 400 8 401 to 500 9 501 to 1000 2% of total more than 1000 20, plus 1 for each 100 over 1000 * The accessible space shall be provided but need not be designated as reserved for physically disabled. See 7.0. 3.2.1.4 For every eight or fraction of eight accessible parking spaces, at least one shall be a van accessible parking space. Comments* N.E. regarding designation and

reservation of accessible space in lots with 5 or fewer spaces. E. Lack of exception does not affect accessibility adversely. N.E. No scoping provided by ANSI or BCMC. 16 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03734 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.2 (5) (d) At facilities providing medical care and other services for persons with mobility impairments, parking spaces complying with 4.6 shall be provided in accordance with 4.1.2(5)(a) except as follows: (i) Outpatient units and facilities: 10 percent of the total number of parking spaces provided serving each such outpatient unit or facility; (ii) Units and facilities that specialize in treatment or services for persons with mobility impairments: 20 percent of the total number of parking spaces provided serving each such unit or facility. 4.1.2 (5) (e)* Valet parking: Valet parking facilities shall provide a passenger loading zone complying with 4.6.6 located on an accessible route to the entrance of the facility. Paragraphs 5(a), 5(b), and 5(d) of this section do not apply to valet parking facilities. 4.1.2 (6) If toilet facilities are provided on a site, then each such public or common use toilet facility shall comply with 4.22. If bathing facilities are provided on a site, then each such public or common use bathing facility shall comply with 4.23. For single user portable toilet or bathing units clustered at a single location, at least 5% but no less than one toilet unit or bathing unit complying with 4.22 or 4.23 shall be installed at each cluster whenever typical inaccessible units are provided. Accessible units shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility. EXCEPTION: Portable toilet units at construction sites used exclusively by construction personnel are not required to comply with 4.1.2(6). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 3.2.1.2 Ten percent of parking spaces provided for medical outpatient facilities shall be accessible. Twenty percent of parking spaces provided for medical facilities that specialize in treatment or services for persons with

mobility impairments shall be accessible. 6.1 Toilet and Bathing Facilities 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable. 2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. Comments* E. E. No exemption - accessible spaces required at valet parking. But no requirement for passenger loading zone. Still considered equivalent because self-parking standards would be applicable in all new construction, even if building owner later decided to do valet parking. P.N.E. Portable toilets not addressed (because not "code" issue) per se. Since temporary structures, other than those associated with construction, are covered, perhaps all portable toilets at a site would have to be accessible. (Section 7.1 seems to assume they are required to be accessible). 17 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03735 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.2 (7) Building Signage. Signs which designate permanent rooms and spaces shall comply with 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5 and 4.30.6. Other signs which provide direction to, or information about, functional spaces of the building shall comply with 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, and 4.30.5. Elements and spaces of accessible facilities which shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility and which shall comply with 4.30.7 are: (a) Parking spaces designated as reserved for individuals

with disabilities; (b) Accessible passenger loading zones; (c) Accessible entrances when not all are accessible (inaccessible entrances shall have directional signage to indicate the route to the nearest accessible entrance); (d) Accessible toilet and bathing facilities when not all are accessible. 4.1.3 Accessible Buildings: New Construction. Accessible buildings and facilities shall meet the following minimum requirements: (1) At least one accessible route complying with 4.3 shall connect accessible building or facility entrances with all accessible spaces and elements within the building or facility. 4.1.3 (2) All objects that overhang or protrude into circulation paths shall comply with 4.4. 4.1.3 (3) Ground and floor surfaces along accessible routes and in accessible rooms and spaces shall comply with 4.5. 4.1.3 (4) Interior and exterior stairs connecting levels that are not connected by an elevator, ramp, or other accessible means of vertical access shall comply with 4.9. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4. Accessible Elements and Spaces 4.1 Basic Components Accessible sites, facilities, and buildings, including publicuse, employee-use, and common-use spaces in housing facilities, shall, where required, provide accessible elements and spaces conforming with Section 4. BCMC 7.0 SIGNS 7.1 Required accessible elements shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility at the following locations: 1. Accessible parking spaces required by 3.2.1, except where the total parking spaces provided are five or less. 2. Accessible passenger loading zones. 3. Accessible areas of refuge. See 9.6. 4. Accessible portable toilet and bathing units. 7.2 Inaccessible building entrances, inaccessible public toilets and bathing facilities and elevators not serving an accessible route shall be provided with directional signage indicating the route to the nearest like accessible element. 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that

are on the same site. Where only one accessible route is provided, it shall not pass through kitchens, storage rooms, restrooms, closets or similar spaces. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A single accessible route shall be permitted to pass through a kitchen or storage room in an accessible or adaptable dwelling unit. 2. In other than the offices of health care providers, transportation facilities and airports, and multitenant Group M occupancies, floors that are above and below accessible levels, and that have an aggregate area of not more than 3000 square feet, and an aggregate occupant load of not more than 50, need not be served by an accessible route from an accessible level. 14.1 Horizontal Projections. Objects projecting from walls with their leading edges located more than 27 and not more than 80 inches above the finished floor shall protrude no more than 4 inches into walks, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum where located more than 27 and not more than 80 inches above the ground or finished floor. 14.2 Headroom. There shall be a minimum headroom of 6 ft 8 inches from the walking surface to the lowest part of any structural member, fixture or furnishing. Comments* 7.1 - 1. N.E. because of lack of parking designation where total number is less than 5. 3. N.E. Leaves out accessible entrances. 4. N.E. Only addresses portable toilets. 7.2 - N.E. No scoping provided for room signage. Requirement for directional signage is unclear regarding what the technical standard is (ANSI 4.28). E. (elevator exception addressed separately below). E. for scoping (see technical discussion at S 4.4). N.E. Not addressed. N.E. BCMC does not address because "mainstreamed" into

building codes. 18 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03736 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.3 (5)* One passenger elevator complying with 4.10 shall serve each level, including mezzanines, in all multi-story buildings and facilities unless exempted below. If more than one elevator is provided, each full passenger elevator shall comply with 4.10. 4.1.3 (5) EXCEPTION 1: Elevators are not required in facilities that are less than three stories or that have less than 3000 square feet per story unless the building is a shopping center, a shopping mall, or the professional office of a health care provider, or [a terminal, depot, or other station used for specified public transportation, or an airport passenger terminal. In such a facility, any area housing passenger services, including boarding and debarking loading and unloading baggage claim, dining facilities, and other common areas open to the public, must be on an accessible route from an accessible entrance (28 C.F.R. S 36.401(d)(2)(ii))]. The elevator exemption set forth in this paragraph does not obviate or limit in any way the obligation to comply with the other accessibility requirements established in section 4.1.3. For example, floors above or below the accessible ground floor must meet the requirements of this section except for elevator service. If toilet or bathing facilities are provided on a level not served by an elevator, then toilet or bathing facilities must be provided on the accessible ground floor. In new construction if a building or facility is eligible for this exemption but a full passenger elevator is nonetheless planned, that elevator shall meet the requirements of 4.10 and shall serve each level in the building. A full passenger elevator that provides service from a garage to only one level of a building or facility is not required to serve other levels. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site. 6.2.1 All passenger elevators on an accessible route shall be accessible. EXCEPTION: Elevators within a dwelling unit. 18.0 Elevators

Passenger elevators shall comply with ASME/ANSI A17.1 and CABO/ANSI A117.1 (4.10). 3.1.2 EXCEPTION: 2. In other than the offices of health care providers, transportation facilities and airports, and multitenant Group M occupancies, floors that are above and below accessible levels, and that have an aggregate area of not more than 3000 square feet, and an aggregate occupant load of not more than 50, need not be served by an accessible route from an accessible level. Comments* 3.1.2 - P.N.E. This may be acceptable if all levels and mezzanines in a building are required to be accessible. If they are not, then BCMC would not require elevator service. 6.2.1 - P.N.E. Does not require elevator service to each level. May be misconstrued to suggest that elevators in a separate bank that is not accessible may be newly constructed as inaccessible. ADA requires all new elevators to be accessible, regardless of whether they are on an accessible route. P.N.E. BCMC elevator exemption more stringent in the respect that floor area limit applies to all buildings, even those with fewer than 3 floors, and even floors that meet the floor size limit are only exempt if they have aggregate occupant load of 50 or less. However, it needs to be made clear that all floors must be less than 3000 square feet, not just the inaccessible floors. 19 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03737 ADA Title III Requirements 28 C.F.R. S 36.401(d)(ii). Shopping center or shopping mall means -(A) A building housing five or more sales or rental establishments; or

(B) A series of buildings on a common site, either under common ownership or common control or developed either as one project or as a series of related projects, housing five or more sales or rental establishments. For purposes of this section, places of public accommodation of the types listed in paragraph (5) of the definition of "place of public accommodation" in section 36.104 are considered sales or rental establishments. The facility housing a "shopping center or shopping mall" only includes floor levels housing at least one sales or rental establishment, or any floor level designed or intended for use by at least one sales or rental establishment. 4.1.3 (5) EXCEPTION 2: Elevator pits, elevator penthouses, mechanical rooms, piping or equipment catwalks are exempted from this requirement. 4.1.3 (5) EXCEPTION 3: Accessible ramps complying with 4.8 may be used in lieu of an elevator. 4.1.3 (5) EXCEPTION 4: Platform lifts (wheelchair lifts) complying with 4.11 of this guideline and applicable state or local codes may be used in lieu of an elevator only under the following conditions: (a) To provide an accessible route to a performing area in an assembly occupancy. (b) To comply with the wheelchair viewing position lineof-sight and dispersion requirements of 4.33.3. (c) To provide access to incidental occupiable spaces and rooms which are not open to the general public and which house no more than five persons, including but not limited to equipment control rooms and projection booths. (d) To provide access where existing site constraints or other constraints make use of a ramp or an elevator infeasible. 4.1.3 (6) Windows: (Reserved). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 6.2.2 Platform (wheelchair) lifts shall not be part of a required accessible route in new construction. Comments* Not addressed. Equivalence of BCMC's "multitenant Group M occupancies" provision will depend on building code. P.N.E. Not addressed as elevator exemptions. Exceeds.

20 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03738 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.3 (7) Doors: (a) At each accessible entrance to a building or facility, at least one door shall comply with 4.13. (b) Within a building or facility, at least one door at each accessible space shall comply with 4.13. (c) Each door that is an element of an accessible route shall comply with 4.13. (d) Each door required by 4.3.10, Egress, shall comply with 4.13. 4.1.3 (8) In new construction, at a minimum, the requirements in (a) and (b) below shall be satisfied independently: (a) (i) At least 50% of all public entrances (excluding those in (b) below) must be accessible. At least one must be a ground floor entrance. Public entrances are any entrances that are not loading or service entrances. 4.1.3 (8) (a) (ii) Accessible entrances must be provided in a number at least equivalent to the number of exits required by the applicable building/fire codes. (This paragraph does not require an increase in the total number of entrances planned for a facility.) 4.1.3 (8) (a) (iii) An accessible entrance must be provided to each tenancy in a facility (for example, individual stores in a strip shopping center). One entrance may be considered as meeting more than one of the requirements in (a). Where feasible, accessible entrances shall be the entrances used by the majority of people visiting or working in the building. 4.1.3 (8) (b) (i) In addition, if direct access is provided for pedestrians from an enclosed parking garage to the building, at least one direct entrance from the garage to the building must be accessible. (ii) If access is provided for pedestrians from a pedestrian tunnel or elevated walkway, one entrance to the building from each tunnel or walkway must be accessible. One entrance may be considered as meeting more than one of the requirements in (b). Because entrances also serve as emergency exits whose proximity to all parts of buildings and facilities is essential, it is preferable that all entrances be accessible. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC

15.0 DOORS 15.1 Doorway Width. Doorways shall have a minimum clear width of 32 inches. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Doorways not required for means of egress in Group R2 and R3 occupancies. 2. Group I3 occupancies. 3. Storage closets less than 10 sq ft in area. 4. Revolving doors. 5. Interior egress doorways within a dwelling unit not required to be adaptable or accessible shall have a minimum clear width of 29 3/4 inches. 4.0 ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCES 4.1 Each building and structure, and each separate tenancy within a building or structure, shall be provided with at least one entrance which complies with the accessible route provisions of CABO/ANSI A117.1. Not less than 50% of the entrances shall be accessible. EXCEPTION: Loading and service entrances. 4.1 ... and each separate tenancy ... 4.2 When a building or facility has entrances which normally serve accessible parking facilities, transportation facilities, passenger loading zones, taxi stands, public streets and sidewalks, or accessible interior vertical access, then at least one of the entrances serving each such function shall comply with the accessible route provisions of CABO/ANSI A117.1. Comments* E. All doors (without limitations) are required to be accessible under BCMC. EXCEPTIONS: 2. P.N.E. institutional occupancy access required. 3. P.N.E. when door meant for passage. 4. E. 5. N.E. to the extent this exempts dwelling units in transient lodging. N.E. BCMC does not require a ground floor entrance. N.E. Not addressed. P.E. N.E. because not fully addressed with regard to tunnels, walkways.

21 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03739 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.3 (8) (c) If the only entrance to a building, or tenancy in a facility, is a service entrance, that entrance shall be accessible. 4.1.3 (8) (d) Entrances which are not accessible shall have directional signage complying with 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3 and 4.30.5, which indicates the location of the nearest accessible entrance. 4.1.3 (9)* In buildings or facilities, or portions of buildings or facilities, required to be accessible, accessible means of egress shall be provided in the same number as required for exits by local building/life safety regulations. Where a required exit from an occupiable level above or below a level of accessible exit discharge is not accessible, an area of rescue assistance shall be provided on each such level (in a number equal to that of inaccessible required exits). Areas of rescue assistance shall comply with 4.3.11. A horizontal exit, meeting the requirements of local building/life safety regulations, shall satisfy the requirement for an area of rescue assistance. EXCEPTION: Areas of rescue assistance are not required in buildings or facilities having a supervised automatic sprinkler system. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 7.2 In accessible building entrances, inaccessible public toilets and bathing facilities and elevators not serving an accessible route shall be provided with directional signage indicating the route to the nearest like accessible element. 8.0 ACCESSIBLE MEANS OF EGRESS 8.1 All required accessible spaces shall be provided with not less than one accessible means of egress. Where more than one means of egress is required from any required accessible space, each accessible portion of the space shall be served by not less than two accessible means of egress. 8.2 Each accessible means of egress shall be continuous from each required accessible occupied area to a public way and shall include accessible routes, ramps, exit stairs, elevators, horizontal exits or smoke barriers. 8.2.1 An exit stair to be considered part of an accessible means of egress shall have a clear width of at least 48 inches between handrails and shall either incorporate an

area of refuge within an enlarged story-level landing or shall be accessed from either an area of refuge complying with 9.0 or a horizontal exit. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Exit stairs serving a single dwelling unit or guest room. 2. Exit stairs serving occupancies protected throughout by an approved automatic sprinkler system. 3. The clear width of 48 inches between handrails is not required for exit stairs accessed from a horizontal exit. Comments* P.N.E. Not addressed (blanket exemption for service entrances.) Is a service entrance treated as a public entrance when it is the only entrance provided? E. for entrances. 8.1 - N.E. "Limit" of two not equivalent, especially in very large facilities where four exits may be required by building/life safety regulations. 8.2 - Allowing exit stairs is problem. "Exit stairs that are part of an area of refuge" or "exit stair complying with 8.2.1" would be better. 8.2.1 - E. Generally. Slightly different in that 48" wide stairs may be part of an accessible means of egress. 22 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03740 ADA Title III Requirements CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 8.2.2 An elevator to be considered part of an accessible means of egress shall comply with the requirements of Section 211 of ASME/ANSI A17.1 and standby power shall be provided. The elevator shall be accessed from either an area of refuge complying with 9.0 or a horizontal exit. EXCEPTION: Elevators are not required to be accessed by an area of refuge or a horizontal exit in occupancies equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system. 8.3 In buildings where a required accessible floor is four

or more stories above or below a level of exit discharge serving that floor, at least one elevator shall be provided to comply with 8.2.2 and shall serve as one required accessible means of egress. EXCEPTION: In fully sprinklered buildings, the elevator shall not be required on floors provided with a horizontal exit and located at or above the level of exit discharge. 8.4 Platform (wheelchair) lifts shall not serve as part of an accessible means of egress. EXCEPTION: Within a dwelling unit. 9.0 AREAS OF REFUGE 9.1 Every required area of refuge shall be accessible from the space it serves by an accessible means of egress. The maximum travel distance from any accessible space to an area of refuge shall not exceed the travel distance permitted for the occupancy. Every required area of refuge shall have direct access to an exit complying with 8.2.1 or an elevator complying with 8.2.2. Where an elevator lobby is used as an area of refuge, the elevator shaft and lobby provided to comply with 8.2.2 shall be pressurized to comply with the requirements for smokeproof enclosures, except where elevators are in an area of refuge formed by a horizontal exit or smoke barrier. EXCEPTION: Areas of refuge are not required in open parking garages. (9.2 through 9.9 are technical provisions. See ADA Standards/ANSI.) 4.3.9* Egress. Accessible routes serving any accessible space or element shall also serve as a means of egress for emergencies or connect to an accessible area of refuge. Comments* E. E. E. 23 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03741 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.3 (10)* Drinking Fountains: (a) Where only one drinking fountain is provided on a floor there shall be a drinking fountain which is accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs in accordance with 4.15 and one accessible to those who have difficulty bending or stooping. (This can be accommodated by the use of a "hi-lo" fountain; by providing one fountain accessible to those who use wheelchairs and one fountain

at a standard height convenient for those who have difficulty bending; by providing a fountain accessible under 4.15 and a water cooler; or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group on each floor.) (b) Where more than one drinking fountain or water cooler is provided on a floor, 50% of those provided shall comply with 4.15 and shall be on an accessible route. 4.1.3 (11) Toilet Facilities: If toilet rooms are provided, then each public and common use toilet room shall comply with 4.22. Other toilet rooms provided for the use of occupants of specific spaces (i.e., a private toilet room for the occupant of a private office) shall be adaptable. If bathing rooms are provided, then each public and common use bathroom shall comply with 4.23. Accessible toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be on an accessible route. 4.1.3 (12) Storage, Shelving and Display Units: (a) If fixed or built-in storage facilities such as cabinets, shelves, closets, and drawers are provided in accessible spaces, at least one of each type provided shall contain storage space complying with 4.25. Additional storage may be provided outside of the dimensions required by 4.25. 4.1.3 (12) (b) Shelves or display units allowing self-service by customers in mercantile occupancies shall be located on an accessible route complying with 4.3. Requirements for accessible reach range do not apply. 4.1.3 (13) Controls and operating mechanisms in accessible spaces, along accessible routes, or as parts of accessible elements (for example, light switches and dispenser controls) shall comply with 4.27. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.25 Operable Parts of Equipment and Appliances. *General. Operable parts of equipment and appliances in accessible spaces, along accessible routes, or as part of accessible elements shall comply with 4.25. BCMC 6.3 Drinking Fountains At least 50% of drinking fountains, but not less than one, provided on every floor shall be accessible. 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible.

EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable. 2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. 6.4 Storage and Locker Facilities Where storage facilities such as cabinets, shelves, closets, lockers and drawers are provided in required accessible or adaptable spaces, at least one of each type shall contain storage space complying with A117.1 (4.23). 6.8 Controls, Operating Mechanisms and Hardware Controls, operating mechanisms and hardware, including switches that control lighting, ventilation or electrical outlets, in accessible spaces, along accessible routes or as parts of accessible elements, shall be accessible. Comments* N.E. Need to address fountains for people who have difficulty bending or stooping. E. E. P.N.E. Lack of requirement may be construed as permitting inaccessible floor levels (i.e. platforms) in mercantile occupancies. BCMC states that self-service shelves and display units are "inappropriate for incorporation into a building code." Spaces for these shelves must be required to be on an accessible route. E. 24 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03742 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.3 (14) If emergency warning systems are provided, then they shall include both audible alarms and visual alarms complying with 4.28. Sleeping accommodations required to comply with 9.3 shall have an alarm system complying with 4.28. Emergency warning systems in medical care facilities may be modified to suit standard health care alarm design practice. 4.1.3 (15) Detectable warnings shall be provided at locations as specified in 4.29.

4.1.3 (16) Building Signage: (a) Signs which designate permanent rooms and spaces shall comply with 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5 and 4.30.6. (b) Other signs which provide direction to or information about functional spaces of the building shall comply with 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, and 4.30.5. EXCEPTION: Building directories, menus, and all other signs which are temporary are not required to comply. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 19.0 ALARM SYSTEMS Required fire protective signalling systems shall include visible alarm-indicating appliances in public and common areas. 6.5 Detectable Warnings Transit platform edges bordering a drop-off and not protected by platform screens or guardrails shall have a detectable warning. EXCEPTION: Bus stops. 7.0 SIGNS 7.1 Required accessible elements shall be identified by the International Symbol of Accessibility at the following locations: 1. Accessible parking spaces required by 3.2.1, except where the total parking spaces provided are five or less. 2. Accessible passenger loading zones. 3. Accessible areas of refuge. See 9.6. 4. Accessible portable toilet and bathing units. 7.2 Inaccessible building entrances, inaccessible public toilets and bathing facilities and elevators not serving an accessible route shall be provided with directional signage indicating the route to the nearest like accessible element. 16.5 Stair Sign Each door to an exit stairway shall have tactile signage stating EXIT and complying with CABO/ANSI A117.1 (4.28). Comments* P.N.E. Addresses only required fire protection signals. If extra (nonrequired) signals are provided, they must also include strobes. N.E. No scoping for tactile signage other than "exit." This only addresses signs on required accessible elements. Does not

require signs on all permanent rooms and spaces to be accessible and, in fact, BCMC says such permanent signage is "inappropriate for incorporation into a building code." 25 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03743 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.3 (17) Public Telephones: (a) If public pay telephones, public closed circuit telephones, or other public telephones are provided, then they shall comply with 4.31.2 through 4.31.8 to the extent required by the following table: Number of each type of Number of telephones telephone provided on required to comply with each floor 4.31.2 through 4.31.81 1 or more single unit 1 per floor 1 bank 2 1 per floor 2 or more banks 2 1 per bank. Accessible unit may be installed as a single unit in proximity (either visible or with signage) to the bank. At least one public telephone per floor shall meet the requirements for a forward reach telephone 3. 1 Additional public telephones may be installed at any height. Unless otherwise specified, accessible telephones may be either forward or side reach telephones. 2 A bank consists of two or more adjacent public telephones, often installed as a unit. 3 EXCEPTION: For exterior installations only, if dial tone first service is available, then a side reach telephone may be installed instead of the required forward reach telephone (i.e., one telephone in proximity to each bank shall comply with 4.31). 4.1.3 (17) (b)* All telephones required to be accessible and complying with 4.31.2 through 4.31.8 shall be equipped with a volume control. In addition, 25 percent, but never less than one, of all other public telephones provided shall be equipped with a volume control and shall be dispersed among all types of public telephones, including closed circuit telephones, throughout the building or facility. Signage complying with applicable provisions of 4.30.7 shall be provided. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992

BCMC Comments* N.E. Not addressed. BCMC considers telephones "not appropriate for incorporation into a building code." N.E. 26 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03744 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.3 (17) (c) The following shall be provided in accordance with 4.31.9: (i) if a total number of four or more public pay telephones (including both interior and exterior phones) is provided at a site, and at least one is in an interior location, then at least one interior public text telephone shall be provided. (ii) if an interior public pay telephone is provided in a stadium or arena, in a convention center, in a hotel with a convention center, or in a covered mall, at least one interior public text telephone shall be provided in the facility. (iii) if a public pay telephone is located in or adjacent to a hospital emergency room, hospital recovery room, or hospital waiting room, one public text telephone shall be provided at each such location. 4.1.3 (17) (d) Where a bank of telephones in the interior of a building consists of three or more public pay telephones, at least one public pay telephone in each such bank shall be equipped with a shelf and outlet in compliance with 4.31.9(2). 4.1.3 (18) If fixed or built-in seating or tables (including, but not limited to, study carrels and student laboratory stations), are provided in accessible public or common use areas, at least five percent (5%), but not less than one, of the fixed or built-in seating areas or tables shall comply with 4.32. An accessible route shall lead to and through such fixed or built-in seating areas, or tables. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 6.6 Fixed or Built-in Seating or Tables Where fixed or built-in seating or tables are provided, at least 5%, but no fewer than one, shall be accessible. In eating and drinking facilities, such seating or tables shall be distributed throughout the facility. 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect

accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site. Comments* N.E. N.E. E. 27 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03745 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.3 (19)* Assembly areas: (a) In places of assembly with fixed seating accessible wheelchair locations shall comply with 4.33.2, 4.33.3, and 4.33.4 and shall be provided consistent with the following table: Capacity of Seating Number of Required in Assembly Areas Wheelchair Locations 4 to 25 1 26 to 50 2 51 to 300 4 301 to 500 6 over 500 6, plus 1 additional space for each total seating capacity increase of 100 In addition, one percent, but not less than one, of all fixed seats shall be aisle seats with no armrests on the aisle side, or removable or folding armrests on the aisle side. Each such seat shall be identified by a sign or marker. Signage notifying patrons of the availability of such seats shall be posted at the ticket office. Aisle seats are not required to comply with 4.33.4. 4.1.3 (19) (b) This paragraph applies to assembly areas where audible communications are integral to the use of the space (e.g., concert and lecture halls, playhouses and movie theaters, meeting rooms, etc.). Such assembly areas, if (1) they accommodate at least 50 persons, or if they have audio-amplification systems, and (2) they have fixed seating, shall have a permanently installed assistive listening system complying with 4.33. For other assembly areas, a permanently installed assistive listening system, or an adequate number of electrical outlets or other supplementary wiring necessary to support a portable assistive listening system shall be provided. The minimum number of receivers to be provided shall be equal to 4 percent of the total number of seats, but in no case less than two. Signage complying with applicable provisions of

4.30 shall be installed to notify patrons of the availability of a listening system. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 5.0 SPECIAL OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS 5.1 General In addition to the general provisions herein, the following requirements for specific occupancies shall apply. 5.2 Group A Assembly 5.2.1 In Group A1, A2, and A5 occupancies wheelchair spaces for each assembly area shall be provided in accordance with Table 5.2. Removable seats shall be permitted in the wheelchair spaces. When the number of seats exceeds 300, wheelchair spaces shall be provided in more than one location. Dispersion of wheelchair locations shall be based on the availability of accessible routes to various seating areas, including seating at various levels in multilevel facilities. 5.2.3 In Group A3 occupancies the total floor area allotted for seating and tables shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Where necessary for line of sight, requirements of 5.2.1 for number and dispersion of wheelchair spaces shall be applied. TABLE NO. 5.2 WHEELCHAIR SPACES REQUIRED IN ASSEMBLY AREAS Capacity of Seating Number of Required in Assembly Area Wheelchair Spaces 4 to 25 1 26 to 50 2 51 to 300 4 301 to 500 6 over 500 6 plus 1 for each 200 over 500 5.2.2 Stadiums, theaters, auditoriums, lecture halls and similar areas having fixed seating and which are equipped with audio amplification systems or have an occupant load of 50 or more persons shall have a listening system complying with CABO/ANSI A117.1 (4.32) for at least 4% of the seats, but not less than two receivers. Such assembly areas not equipped with audio amplification systems or with an occupant load less than 50 shall have a permanently installed assistive listening system, or an adequate number of electrical outlets or other supplementary wiring necessary to support a portable assistive listening system. Signage shall be provided to

notify patrons of the availability of a listening system. Comments* 5.1 - N.E. Accessible route is required by ADA Standards dispersion requirement not dependent on "availability" of accessible route. This "availability" language makes it sound like builders can escape the dispersion requirement simply by choosing to make only a few accessible routes available. 5.2.1 - N.E. No requirement for aisle seats. 5.2.3 - P.N.E. Group A3 occupancies with fixed seats must provide wheelchair spaces in the same proportion as other assembly occupancies. N.E. ADA (for over 500) requires 6 plus 1 additional space for each total seating capacity increase of 100. E. 28 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03746 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.3 (20) Where automated teller machines are provided, each machine shall comply with the requirements of 4.34 except where two or more are provided at a location, then only one must comply. EXCEPTION: Drive-up-only automated teller machines are not required to comply with 4.34.2 and 4.34.3. 4.1.3 (21) Where dressing and fitting rooms are provided for use by the general public, patients, customers or employees, 5 percent, but never less than one, of dressing rooms for each type of use in each cluster of dressing rooms shall be accessible and shall comply with 4.35. Examples of types of dressing rooms are those serving different genders or distinct and different functions as in different treatment or examination facilities. 4.1.4 (Reserved). 4.1.5 Accessible Buildings: Additions. Each addition to an existing building or facility shall be regarded as an alteration. Each space or element added to the existing

building or facility shall comply with the applicable provisions of 4.1.1 to 4.1.3, Minimum Requirements (for New Construction) and the applicable technical specifications of 4.2 through 4.35 and sections 5 through 10. Each addition that affects or could affect the usability of an area containing a primary function shall comply with 4.1.6(2). 28 C.F.R. S 36.402(a)(1). Alterations. Any alteration to a place of public accommodation or a commercial facility shall be made so as to ensure that, to the maximum extent feasible, the altered portions of the facility are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, including individuals who use wheelchairs. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 1.2 Application Provisions of this standard are suitable for: - the design and construction of new buildings and facilities, including both spaces and elements, site improvements, and public walks - remodeling, alteration, and rehabilitation of existing construction - permanent, temporary, and emergency conditions 2.3* Remodeling The specifications in this standard are based upon the functional requirements of persons with physical disabilities. The administrative authority adopting this standard shall specify the extent to which it is to cover remodeling, alteration, or rehabilitation within its jurisdiction. BCMC 6.7.1 Dressing and Fitting Rooms Where dressing or fitting rooms are provided, at least 5%, but not less than one, in each group of rooms serving distinct and different functions shall be accessible. 11.1.1 Each element or space of a building or facility that is altered shall comply with these provisions, unless technically infeasible. Where full compliance is technically infeasible, the element or space shall be made accessible to the extent to which it is not technically infeasible. EXCEPTION: Where these provisions require that an element or space be on an accessible route, the altered element or space is not required to be on an accessible route, unless required by 11.1.2. 11.0 EXISTING BUILDINGS 11.1 Alterations

11.1.1 Each element or space of a building or facility that is altered shall comply with these provisions, unless technically infeasible. Where full compliance is technically infeasible, the element or space shall be made accessible to the extent to which it is not technically infeasible. EXCEPTION: Where these provisions require that an element or space be on an accessible route, the altered element or space is not required to be on an accessible route, unless required by 11.1.2. (Alteration to area of primary function.) 11.2 Change of Occupancy Provisions for new construction shall apply to existing buildings that undergo a change of use group, unless technically infeasible. Comments* N.E. Not addressed. BCMC considers these "not appropriate for incorporation into a building code." E. Not specifically addressed. Unclear whether an addition constitutes an alteration. ANSI P.N.E. Although ANSI states that it is applicable/suitable for alterations, specific scoping provisions are not addressed. However, specific technical exceptions or variations are included in some technical sections. An entire section, ANSI 4.10.2, was created for existing elevators. BCMC 11.1 - E. 11.2 - Exceeds. ADA does not address change of use group. 29 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03747 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.6 (1) (g) In alterations, the requirements of 4.1.3(9), 4.3.10 and 4.3.11 do not apply. 4.1.6 (1) (h)* Entrances: If a planned alteration entails alterations to an entrance, and the building has an accessible entrance, the entrance being altered is not required to comply with 4.1.3(8), except to the extent required by 4.1.6(2). If a particular entrance is not made accessible, appropriate accessible signage indicating the

location of the nearest accessible entrance(s) shall be installed at or near the inaccessible entrance, such that a person with disabilities will not be required to retrace the approach route from the inaccessible entrance. 4.1.6 (1) (i) If the alteration work is limited solely to the electrical, mechanical, or plumbing system, or to hazardous material abatement, or automatic sprinkler retrofitting, and does not involve the alteration of any elements or spaces required to be accessible under these guidelines, then 4.1.6 (2) does not apply. 4.1.6 (1) (j) EXCEPTION: In alteration work, if compliance with 4.1.6 is technically infeasible, the alteration shall provide accessibility to the maximum extent feasible. Any elements or features of the building or facility that are being altered and can be made accessible shall be made accessible within the scope of the alteration. Technically Infeasible. Means, with respect to an alteration of a building or a facility, that it has little likelihood of being accomplished because existing structural conditions would require removing or altering a load-bearing member which is an essential part of the structural frame; or because other existing physical or site constraints prohibit modification or addition of elements, spaces, or features which are in full and strict compliance with the minimum requirements for new construction and which are necessary to provide accessibility. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 11.1.3 The following scoping provisions shall apply for alterations to existing buildings and facilities: 8. Accessible means of egress are not required in alterations to existing buildings and facilities. 11.1.2 Exception 3. Alterations to mechanical systems, electrical systems, installations or alteration of fire protection systems, and abatements of hazardous materials. 11.1.1 Each element or space of a building or facility that is altered shall comply with these provisions, unless technically infeasible. Where full compliance is technically infeasible, the element or space shall be made accessible to the extent to which it is not technically infeasible. EXCEPTION: Where these provisions require that an element or space be on an accessible route, the altered element or space is not required to be on an accessible route, unless required by 11.1.2.

TECHNICALLY INFEASIBLE - an alteration of a building or a facility that has little likelihood of being accomplished because existing structural conditions would require removing or altering a load-bearing member which is an essential part of the structural frame, or because other existing physical or site constraints prohibit modification or addition of elements, spaces, or features which are in full and strict compliance with the minimum requirements for new construction and which are necessary to provide accessibility. Comments* E. Not addressed. Lack of this exception possibly exceeds the ADA. E. E. E. 31 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03748 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.6 (1) (k) EXCEPTION: (i) These guidelines do not require the installation of an elevator in an altered facility that is less than three stories or has less than 3,000 square feet per story unless the building is a shopping center, a shopping mall, the professional office of a health care provider, or [a terminal, depot, or other station used for specified public transportation, or an airport passenger terminal (28 C.F.R S 36.404(a))]. (ii) The exemption provided in paragraph (i) does not obviate or limit in any way the obligation to comply with the other accessibility requirements established in these guidelines. For example, alterations to floors above or below the ground floor must be accessible regardless of whether the altered facility has an elevator. If a facility subject to the elevator exemption set forth in paragraph (i) nonetheless has a full passenger elevator, that elevator shall meet, to the maximum extent feasible, the accessibility requirements of these guidelines. 28 C.F.R. S 36.404 (a) (2). For purposes of this section, shopping center or shopping mall means -(A) A building housing five or more sales or rental establishments; or (B) A series of buildings on a common site, connected

by a common pedestrian access route above or below the ground floor, that is either under common ownership or common control or developed either as one project or as a series of related projects, housing five or more sales or rental establishments. For purposes of this section, places of public accommodation of the types listed in paragraph (5) of the definition of "place of public accommodation" in section 36.104 are considered sales or rental establishments. The facility housing a "shopping center or shopping mall" only includes floor levels housing at least one sales or rental establishment, or any floor level designed or intended for use by at least one sales or rental establishment. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 3.1.2 EXCEPTION: 2. In other than the offices of health care providers, transportation facilities and airports, and multitenant Group M occupancies, floors that are above and below accessible levels, and that have an aggregate area of not more than 3000 square feet, and an aggregate occupant load of not more than 50, need not be served by an accessible route from an accessible level. Comments* P.N.E. BCMC elevator exception is more stringent in that it does not exempt buildings with less than 3 floors and it imposes an additional occupant load limit on small buildings. However, it needs to be made clear that all floors must be less than 3000 square feet, not just the inaccessible floors. Other accessibility requirements not addressed specifically; however, the exception applies only to a connecting accessible route (i.e., elevator, lift, ramp). Not addressed. Whether the BCMC provision for "multitenant Group M occupancies" is equivalent depends on building codes. 32 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03749 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.6 (2) Alterations to an Area Containing a Primary

Function: In addition to the requirements of 4.1.6(1), an alteration that affects or could affect the usability of or access to an area containing a primary function shall be made so as to ensure that, to the maximum extent feasible, the path of travel to the altered area and the restrooms, telephones, and drinking fountains serving the altered area, are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, unless such alterations are disproportionate to the overall alterations in terms of cost and scope (as determined under criteria established by the Attorney General). (See 28 C.F.R S 36.403). 28 C.F.R. S 36.403(c)(2). For the purposes of this section, alterations to windows, hardware, controls, electrical outlets, and signage shall not be deemed to be alterations that affect the usability of or access to an area containing a primary function. 28 C.F.R. S 36.403(d). Landlord/tenant: If a tenant is making alterations as defined in Section 36.402 that would trigger the requirements of this section, those alterations by the tenant in areas that only the tenant occupies do not trigger a path of travel obligation upon the landlord with respect to areas of the facility under the landlord's authority, if those areas are not otherwise being altered. 28 C.F.R. S 36.403(f). Disproportionality. (1) Alterations made to provide an accessible path of travel to the altered area will be deemed disproportionate to the overall alteration when the cost exceeds 20% of the cost of the alteration to the primary function area. 28 C.F.R. S 36.403(g). Duty to provide accessible features in the event of disproportionality. (1) When the cost of alterations necessary to make the path of travel to the altered area fully accessible is disproportionate to the cost of the overall alteration, the path of travel shall be made accessible to the extent that it can be made accessible without incurring disproportionate costs. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 11.1.2 Where an alteration affects the usability of, or access to, an area containing a primary function, an accessible route to the primary function area shall be provided. The accessible route to the primary function area shall include any restrooms or drinking fountains serving the primary function area.

EXCEPTIONS: 1. The costs of providing the accessible route need not exceed 20% of the costs of the alterations affecting the primary function area. 2. Alterations to windows, hardware, operating controls, electrical outlets and signage. 3. Alterations to mechanical systems, electrical systems, installations or alteration of fire protection systems, and abatement of hazardous materials. 4. Alterations undertaken for the primary purpose of increasing the accessibility of an existing building, facility or element. 11.1.2 Exception 2. Alterations to windows, hardware, operating controls, electrical outlets and signage. 11.1.2 Exception 1. The cost of providing the accessible route need not exceed 20% of the costs of the alterations affecting the primary function area. Comments* P.N.E. Need more detail regarding what is required to be included in path of travel. Exception 1 - P.N.E. No mention of making the path of travel accessible to extent that costs are not greater than 20%, or series of smaller alterations. Need clarification. Exception 2 - E. Exception 3 - E. Exception 4 - E. to 36.304 (d)(i) Barrier Removal. E. Not addressed. E. N.E. - Not addressed. 33 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03750 ADA Title III Requirements 28 C.F.R. S 36.403(h). Series of smaller alterations. (1) The obligation to provide an accessible path of travel may not be evaded by performing a series of small alterations to the area served by a single path of travel if those alterations could have been performed as a single undertaking. (2) (i) If an area containing a primary function has been altered without providing an accessible path of travel to

that area, and subsequent alterations of that area, or a different area on the same path of travel, are undertaken within three years of the original alteration, the total cost of alterations to the primary function areas on that path of travel during the preceding three year period shall be considered in determining whether the cost of making that path of travel accessible is disproportionate. 4.1.6 (3) Special Technical Provisions for Alterations to Existing Buildings and Facilities: (a) Ramps: Curb ramps and interior or exterior ramps to be constructed on sites or in existing buildings or facilities where space limitations prohibit the use of a 1:12 slope or less may have slopes and rises as follows: (i) A slope between 1:10 and 1:12 is allowed for a maximum rise of 6 inches. (ii) A slope between 1:8 and 1:10 is allowed for a maximum rise of 3 inches. A slope steeper than 1:8 is not allowed. 4.1.6 (3) (b) Stairs: Full extension of handrails at stairs shall not be required in alterations where such extensions would be hazardous or impossible due to plan configuration. 4.1.6 (3) (c) Elevators: (i) If safety door edges are provided in existing automatic elevators, automatic door reopening devices may be omitted (see 4.10.6). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.8.2* Slope and Rise. ...Curb ramps and ramps constructed on existing sites or existing buildings or facilities shall be permitted to have slopes and rises as shown in Table 4.8.2 provided space limitations prohibit use of a 1:12 slope or less. Table 4.8.2 Allowable Ramp Dimensions for Construction in Existing Sites, Buildings and Facilities Slope" Maximum Rise Steeper than 1:10 but not steeper than 1:8 3 in 75 mm Steeper than 1:12 but not steeper than 1:10 6 in 150 mm "A slope steeper than 1:8 shall not be permitted. 4.10.2 Elevators - Existing 4.10.2.1 General. Existing passenger elevators that are required to be accessible shall comply with 4.10.2 and with 4.10.1.2, 4.10.1.5, 4.10.1.7 through 4.10.1.11, and

4.10.1.14. All elevators that are programmed to respond to the same hall call control as the required accessible elevator shall comply with the requirements of 4.10.2. BCMC 17.1 Slope Maximum slope in the direction of travel shall be 1:12. Maximum cross slope shall be 1:48. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Maximum slope in direction of travel shall be 1:8 for a 3-inch rise maximum and 1:10 for a 6-inch rise maximum. Comments* N.E.- Not addressed. ANSI E. BCMC Exception 1 - N.E. "Where space limitations prohibit the use of a 1:12 slope..." is critical phrase. Not addressed. Mainstreamed requirements for new construction require extensions on only one side. N.E. ANSI does not require altered elevators to comply with 4.10.1.6 (reopening devices), regardless of whether safety door edges are provided. 34 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03751 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.6 (3) (c) (ii) Where existing shaft configuration or technical infeasibility prohibits strict compliance with 4.10.9, the minimum car plan dimensions may be reduced by the minimum amount necessary, but in no case shall the inside car area be smaller than 48 in by 48 in. (iii) Equivalent facilitation may be provided with an elevator car of different dimensions when usability can be demonstrated and when all other elements required to be accessible comply with the applicable provisions of 4.10. For example, an elevator of 47 in by 69 in (1195 mm by 1755 mm) with a door opening on the narrow dimension, could accommodate the standard wheelchair clearances shown in Figure 4. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.10.2 Elevators-Existing 4.10.2.1 General. Existing passenger elevators that are required to be accessible shall comply with 4.10.2 and with 4.10.1.2, 4.10.1.5, 4.10.1.7 through 4.10.1.11, and

4.10.1.14. All elevators that are programmed to respond to the same hall call control as the required accessible elevator shall comply with the requirements of 4.10.2. 4.10.1.9* Inside Dimensions of Elevator Cars. The inside dimensions of elevator cars shall provide space for wheelchair users to enter the car, maneuver within reach of controls, and exit from the car. The clearance between the car platform sill and the edge of any hoistway landing shall be 1 1/4 in (32 mm) maximum. 4.10.2 Existing Elevators 4.10.2.1 General. Existing passenger elevators that are required to be accessible shall comply with 4.10.2 and with 4.10.1.2, 4.10.1.5, 4.10.1.7 through 4.10.1.11, and 4.10.1.14. All elevators that are programmed to respond to the same hall call control as the required accessible elevator shall comply with the requirements of 4.10.2. 4.10.2.2 Call Buttons. The top of the hall call buttons shall be located vertically between 35 in (890 mm) and 54 in (1370 mm) above the floor when the appropriate floor area specified in 4.2.5 or 4.2.6 is provided. The button that designates the up direction shall be located above the button that designates the down direction. 4.10.2.3 Hall Signals. A visible and audible signal shall be provided at each hoistway entrance to indicate which car is answering a call, except that in-car signals complying with 4.10.1.4 shall be acceptable. Audible signals shall sound once for the up direction and twice for the down direction, or shall have verbal annunciators that state the word "up" or "down." If hall signals are added, they shall comply with 4.10.1.4. 4.10.2.4 Door Operation. Power operated horizontally sliding car and hoistway doors opened and closed by automatic means shall comply with 4.10.1.6. Existing manually operated hoistway swing doors shall comply with 4.13.5 and 4.13.11. A power operated car door that opens and maintains a 32 in (815 mm) minimum clear width shall be provided. Closing of the car door shall not be initiated until the hoistway door is closed. Car gates are prohibited. BCMC Comments* N.E. Not limited to technical infeasibility. Also, no minimum of 48 by 48. N.E. If applied to alterations, this

allows greater variation from accessibility requirements than ADA permits. 4.10.2.2 - N.E. Visual signal not required. No restriction for protruding objects below buttons. ADA Standards do not specifically relax these requirements. Reach ranges okay as substitute for 42 inch centerline. 4.10.2.3 - N.E. because no height requirements and no element size requirements. 4.10.2.4 - Generally equivalent to 4.1.6 (3) (c). But, if swinging hoistway doors are allowed, the hardware also should comply and there should be maneuvering space complying with 4.13.6. 4.10.2.5 - N.E. Allows recessed buttons. 35 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03752 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.6 (3) (d) Doors: (i) Where it is technically infeasible to comply with clear opening width requirements of 4.13.5, a projection of 5/8 in maximum will be permitted for the latch side stop. 4.1.6 (3) (d) (ii) If existing thresholds are 3/4 in high or less, and have (or are modified to have) a beveled edge on each side, they may remain. 4.1.6 (3) (e) Toilet Rooms: (i) Where it is technically infeasible to comply with 4.22 or 4.23, the installation of at least one unisex toilet/bathroom per floor, located in the same area as existing toilet facilities, will be permitted in lieu of modifying existing toilet facilities to be accessible. Each unisex toilet room shall contain one water closet complying with 4.16 and one lavatory complying with 4.19, and the door shall have a privacy latch. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.10.2.5 Car Controls. Elevator control panels shall have the following features: 4.10.2.5.1 Car control buttons shall be 3/4 in (19 mm) minimum in their smallest dimension. Control buttons shall

be raised, flush or recessed. 4.10.2.5.2 When the car operating panel is changed, control buttons shall comply with 4.10.1.12.1. 4.10.2.5.3 All control buttons shall comply with 4.10.1.12.2. Exception: When existing car operating panel construction precludes locating tactile markings to the left of the controls, markings shall be placed as near to the control panel as possible. 4.10.2.5.4 All floor buttons shall be located 54 in (1370 mm) maximum above the floor for parallel approach and 48 in (1220) maximum above the floor for front approach. When the panel is changed, emergency controls, including the emergency alarm, shall comply with 4.10.1.12.3. 4.10.2.5.5 Location of controls shall comply with 4.10.1.12.4. 4.10.2.5.6 When a new car operating panel conforming to the requirements of 4.10.1.12 is provided, existing car operating panel(s) not conforming to 4.10.1.12 are not required to be removed. 4.10.2.6 Car Position Indicators. When a new car position indicator is installed, the indicator shall comply with 4.10.1.13. 4.10.2.7 Identification. Elevators that comply with this standard shall be clearly identified with the international symbol of accessibility, unless all elevators in the building are accessible. See Fig. 4.28.8.1. BCMC 11.1.3 The following scoping provisions shall apply for alterations to existing buildings and facilities: 1. Where it is technically infeasible to alter existing toilet rooms or bathing facilities to be accessible, at least one accessible unisex toilet/bathroom shall be provided and shall be located on the same floor and in the same area as the existing toilet/bathrooms. Each unisex toilet/bath room shall contain one accessible water closet and lavatory, and the door shall be lockable from within the room. Comments* P.N.E. BCMC gives builder discretion to decide what to do when full compliance is infeasible. P. Exceeds BCMC does not provide such an exception to accessibility. E. 36 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995

01-03753 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.6 (3) (e) (ii) Where it is technically infeasible to install a required standard stall (Fig. 30(a)), or where other codes prohibit reduction of the fixture count (i.e., removal of a water closet in order to create a double-wide stall), either alternate stall (Fig. 30 (b)) may be provided in lieu of the standard stall. 4.1.6 (3) (e) (iii) When existing toilet or bathing facilities are being altered and are not made accessible, signage complying with 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5, and 4.30.7 shall be provided indicating the location of the nearest accessible toilet or bathing facility within the facility. 4.1.6 (3) (f) Assembly Areas: (i) Where it is technically infeasible to disperse accessible seating throughout an altered assembly area, accessible seating areas may be clustered. Each accessible seating area shall have provisions for companion seating and shall be located on an accessible route that also serves as a means of emergency egress. (ii) Where it is technically infeasible to alter all performing areas to be on an accessible route, at least one of each type of performing area shall be made accessible. 4.1.6 (3) (g) Platform Lifts (Wheelchair Lifts): In alterations, platform lifts (wheelchair lifts) complying with 4.11 and applicable state or local codes may be used as part of an accessible route. The use of lifts is not limited to the four conditions in Exception 4 of 4.1.3(5). 4.1.6 (3) (h) Dressing Rooms: In alterations where technical infeasibility can be demonstrated, one dressing room for each sex on each level shall be made accessible. Where only unisex dressing rooms are provided, accessible unisex dressing rooms may be used to fulfill this requirement. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 11.1.3 2. Where existing toilet or bathing facilities are being altered and are not made accessible, directional signage shall be provided indicating the location of the nearest accessible toilet or bathing facility within the facility. 11.1.3 3. Where it is technically infeasible to disperse accessible seating throughout an altered assembly area, accessible seating areas may be clustered. Each accessible seating area shall have provisions for companion

seating and shall be located on an accessible route that also serves as an accessible means of egress. 4. Where it is technically infeasible to alter all performing areas to be on an accessible route, at least one of each type of performing area shall be made accessible. 11.1.3 5. Platform (wheelchair) lifts, installed in accordance with ASME/ANSI A17.1, Part 20, may be used as part of an accessible route. 11.1.3 6. Where it is technically infeasible to alter existing dressing rooms to be accessible in accordance with 6.7.1, not less than one accessible dressing room shall be provided on the same level as the inaccessible dressing rooms. Where separate dressing rooms are provided for each sex, not less than one accessible dressing room for each sex shall be provided. 11.2 Change of Occupancy Provisions for new construction shall apply to existing buildings that undergo a change of use group, unless technically infeasible. Comments* Not addressed. This needs to be made clear. P.N.E. Need to specify that signage must be accessible. E. E. E. Exceeds. Change of occupancy is not mentioned specifically in ADA. But, if alterations occur as a result of change of occupancy, 4.1.6 governs. 37 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03754 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.7 Accessible Buildings: Historic Preservation. (1) Applicability: (a) General Rule. Alterations to a qualified historic building or facility shall comply with 4.1.6 Accessible Buildings: Alterations, the applicable technical specifications of 4.2 through 4.35 and the applicable special application sections 5 through 10 unless it is determined in accordance with the procedures in 4.1.7(2) that compliance with the requirements for accessible routes (exterior and interior), ramps, entrances, or toilets

would threaten or destroy the historic significance of the building or facility in which case the alternative requirements in 4.1.7(3) may be used for the feature. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 1.2 Application Provisions of this standard are suitable for: - the design and construction of new buildings and facilities, including both spaces and elements, site improvements, and public walks - remodeling, alteration, and rehabilitation of existing construction - permanent, temporary, and emergency conditions A2.3 Historic Buildings and Facilities 1)2)3) Accessibility in historic buildings and facilities, that are required to be made accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, should be accomplished in a manner that maintains the significant historic fabric and historic aspects of such buildings and facilities. If the historic fabric or historic aspects are threatened or destroyed by strict compliance with the provisions of this standard, reasonably equivalent access and use may be accomplished by using the concepts in A2.3. Reasonably equivalent access and use means that the entry to, and use of, a building or facility by persons with disabilities is achieved with standards or measurements which are individually tailored to the historic building or facility. 1) Historic aspects are the particular features of the historic site, building or facility that gives it its historic significance, such as historic background, noteworthy architecture, unique design, works of art, memorabilia, and artifacts. 2) Historic fabric consists of the original materials and portions of the building intact when exposed or as they appeared and were used in the past. 3) Historic buildings are buildings and facilities that are eligible for listing or are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or such properties designated as historic under a statute of the appropriate state or local government body. BCMC 11.3 Historic Buildings These provisions shall apply to buildings and facilities designated as historic structures that undergo alterations or a change in use group, unless technically infeasible. If the historic character of the building is adversely affected,

alternate provisions may be accepted. Comments* ANSI N.E. ANSI sets out a process in the appendix that is quite different from ADA Standards. (See 4.1.7 (2)). Further, all technical provisions are in the appendix and are, therefore, advisory only. Further, ANSI leaves it up to adopting authority to decide whether provisions apply. Adopting authority could be a model code or local/state code. Following comments address the ANSI provisions as if they were mandatory. BCMC N.E. Alternate provisions not specified. Also, "adversely affected" is not as stringent as ADA's "threaten or destroy" standard for when alternate provisions may be used. 38 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03755 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.7 (1) (b) Definition. A qualified historic building or facility is a building or facility that is: (i) Listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; or (ii) Designated as historic under an appropriate State or local law. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 A2.3 Historic Buildings and Facilities. ...Should the above still be deemed to destroy the historic fabric or historic aspect, additional consideration may be given to the following: 1. Deviations should be on an item-by-item or case-bycase basis. 2. Interpretive exhibits and/or equal services of significant historic aspects which do not comply with this standard are provided for the public in a location fully accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, including people with hearing and sight impairment. 3. Services are provided in an accessible location equal to those provided in the locations which do not comply

with this standard. 4. The owner/designer has provided written documentation stating the reasons for the consequent exemption. Such statement shall include the opinions and/or comments of a representative local group of persons with disabilities and be submitted to the administrative authority for approval. A2.3 fn. 3 Historic buildings are buildings and facilities that are eligible for listing or are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or such properties designated as historic under a statute of the appropriate state or local government body. BCMC Comments* ANSI E. BCMC N.E. Not addressed. 39 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03756 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.7 (2) Procedures. (a) Alterations to Qualified Historic buildings and Facilities Subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act: (i) Section 106 Process. Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 f) requires that a Federal agency with jurisdiction over a Federal, federally assisted, or federally licensed undertaking consider the effects of the agency's undertaking on buildings and facilities listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and give the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation a reasonable opportunity to comment on the undertaking prior to approval of the undertaking. (ii) ADA Application. Where alterations are undertaken to a qualified historic building or facility that is subject to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Federal agency with jurisdiction over the undertaking shall follow the section 106 process. If the State Historic Preservation Officer or Advisory Council on Historic Preservation agrees that compliance with the requirements for accessible routes (exterior and interior), ramps, entrances, or toilets would threaten or destroy the historic significance of the building or facility, the alternative requirements in 4.1.7(3) may be used for the feature. 4.1.7 (2) (b) Alterations to Qualified Historic Buildings and

Facilities Not Subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Where alterations are undertaken to a qualified historic building or facility that is not subject to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, if the entity undertaking the alterations believes that compliance with the requirements for accessible routes (exterior and interior), ramps, entrances, or toilets would threaten or destroy the historic significance of the building or facility and that the alternative requirements in 4.1.7(3) should be used for the feature, the entity should consult with the State Historic Preservation Officer. If the State Historic Preservation Officer agrees that compliance with the accessibility requirements for accessible routes (exterior and interior), ramps, entrances or toilets would threaten or destroy the historical significance of the building or facility, the alternative requirements in 4.1.7(3) may be used. 4.1.7 (2) (c) Consultation With Interested Persons. Interested persons should be invited to participate in the consultation process, including State or local accessibility officials, individuals with disabilities, and organizations representing individuals with disabilities. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 A2.3 Historic Buildings and Facilities. ...Should the above still be deemed to destroy the historic fabric or historic aspect, additional consideration may be given to the following: 1. Deviations should be on an item-by-item or case-bycase basis. 2. Interpretive exhibits and/or equal services of significant historic aspects which do not comply with this standard are provided for the public in a location fully accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, including people with hearing and sight impairment. 3. Services are provided in an accessible location equal to those provided in the locations which do not comply with this standard. 4. The owner/designer has provided written documentation stating the reasons for the consequent exemption. Such statement shall include the opinions and/or comments of a representative local group of persons with disabilities and be submitted to the administrative authority for approval. See above. Appendix A2.3. ...Such statement shall include the

opinions and/or comments of a representative local group of persons with disabilities and be submitted to the administrative authority for approval. BCMC Comments* ANSI See 4.1.7, above. BCMC N.E. Not addressed. ANSI N.E. Process does not require consultation with state Historic Preservation Office or certified designee, below. BCMC N.E. Not addressed. ANSI E. BCMC Not addressed. 40 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03757 ADA Title III Requirements 4.1.7 (2) (d) Certified Local Government Historic Preservation Programs. Where the State Historic Preservation Officer has delegated the consultation responsibility for purposes of this section to a local government historic preservation program that has been certified in accordance with section 101(c) of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 470a (c)) and implementing regulations (36 CFR 61.5), the responsibility may be carried out by the appropriate local government body or official. 4.1.7 (3) Historic Preservation: Minimum Requirements: (a) At least one accessible route complying with 4.3 from a site access point to an accessible entrance shall be provided. EXCEPTION: A ramp with a slope no greater than 1:6 for a run not to exceed 2 ft (610 mm) may be used as part of an accessible route to an entrance. 4.1.7 (3) (b) At least one accessible entrance complying with 4.14 which is used by the public shall be provided. EXCEPTION: If it is determined that no entrance used by the public can comply with 4.14, then access at any entrance not used by the general public but open (unlocked) with directional signage at the primary entrance may be used. The accessible entrance shall also have a notification system. Where security is a problem, remote monitoring may be used. 4.1.7 (3) (c) If toilets are provided, then at least one toilet facility complying with 4.22 and 4.1.6 shall be provided

along an accessible route that complies with 4.3. Such toilet facility may be unisex in design. 4.1.7 (3) (d) Accessible routes from an accessible entrance to all publicly used spaces on at least the level of the accessible entrance shall be provided. Access shall be provided to all levels of a building or facility in compliance with 4.1 whenever practical. 4.1.7 (3) (e) Displays and written information, documents, etc., should be located where they can be seen by a seated person. Exhibits and signage displayed horizontally (e.g., open books), should be no higher than 44 in (1120 mm) above the floor surface. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 See above. Appendix A2.3. ...If compliance with 4.8 cannot be achieved, a ramp meeting the criteria in Table A2.3(a) may be used as part of an accessible route at an entrance. Table A2.3(a) Maximum Slopes Max. Slope Maximum Rise Maximum Run 1:9 16 in (405 mm) 12 ft (4 m) 1:6 4 in (100 mm) 2 ft (2 m) Appendix A2.3. ...In the absence of an entrance used by the public complying with 4.14, then access at any entrance not used by the public but open (unlocked) with directional signs at the principal entrance may be used. BCMC Comments* ANSI Not addressed. BCMC Not addressed. ANSI N.E. Technical provision allows a steep ramp for longer distance than 4.1.7(3). BCMC N.E. to all provisions of 4.1.7(3) because no alternate requirements specified. ANSI E. Not addressed. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. 41 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03758 ADA Title III Requirements 4.2 Space Allowance and Reach Ranges. 4.2.1* Wheelchair Passage Width. The minimum clear

width for single wheelchair passage shall be 32 in (815 mm) at a point and 36 in (915 mm) continuously (see Fig. 1 and 24(e)). Figure 1 of the ADA Standards. Minimum Clear Width for Single Wheelchair. The minimum clear passage width for a single wheelchair passage shall be 32 in (815 mm) at a point for a maximum depth of 24 in (610 mm). 4.2.2 Width for Wheelchair Passing. The minimum width for two wheelchairs to pass is 60 in (1525 mm) (see Fig. 2). 4.2.3* Wheelchair Turning Space. The space required for a wheelchair to make a 180-degree turn is a clear space of 60 in (1525 mm) diameter (see Fig. 3(a)) or a T-shaped space (see Fig. 3(b)). Figure 3 of the ADA Standards. Wheelchair Turning Space. 3(b) T-Shaped Space for 180 degree Turns. The T-shaped space is created by the perpendicular intersection of two routes. Each route must be a minimum of 36 in (915 mm) in width. The route forming the top of the "T" must extend at least 12 in (305 mm) beyond the intersection in each direction and the route forming the base of the "T" must extend at least 24 in (610 mm) beyond the intersection. The "T" fits within a 60 in (1525 mm) square. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 Appendix A2.3. ...Nominal minimum door leaf widths are shown in Table A2.3(b). Table A2.3(b) Nominal Minimum Door Leaf Widths Min Corridor/Room Min Door Leaf Width 36 in (915 mm) 34 in (865 mm) 40 in (1015 mm) 32 in1" (815 m) 1) When the door provides 31 in (785 mm) clear opening in its full open position. 4.2.1* Wheelchair Passage Width. The clear width of a passageway for a single wheelchair shall be 32 in (815 mm) minimum for a passageway length of 24 in (610 mm) maximum and 36 in (915 mm) minimum for a passageway longer than 24 in (610 mm). See Fig. B4.2.1. 4.2.2 Width for Wheelchair Passing. The width for two wheelchairs to pass shall be 60 in (1525 mm) minimum. See Fig. B4.2.2. 4.2.3* Wheelchair Turning Space. The space required for

a wheelchair to make a 180-degree turn shall be a clear space of 60 in (1525 mm) diameter minimum or a Tshaped space within a 60 in (1525 mm) minimum square with arms 36 in (915 mm) wide minimum and 60 in (1525 mm) long minimum. See Fig. B4.2.3. Wheelchair turning space shall be permitted to include knee and toe clearance in accordance with 4.2.4.3. 4.2.4.3 Knee and Toe Clearances. Knee clearance shall be 25 in (635 mm) in depth maximum, 30 in (760 mm) wide minimum, and 27 in (685 mm) high minimum. Toe clearance shall be 6 in (150 mm) deep maximum and 9 in (230 mm) high minimum. BCMC Comments* E. E. P.N.E. because no dimension is established for the base of the T. The reference to 4.2.4.3 could allow the base of the T to be 30 inches when the ADA requires it to be 36 inches. 42 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03759 ADA Title III Requirements 4.2.5* Forward Reach. If the clear floor space only allows forward approach to an object, the maximum high forward reach allowed shall be 48 in (1220 mm). The minimum low forward reach is 15 in (380 mm). If the high forward reach is over an obstruction, reach and clearances shall be as shown in Fig. 5(b). Figure 5 of the ADA Standards. Forward Reach. 5(b) Maximum Forward Reach over an Obstruction. The maximum depth of an obstruction with knee space below is 25 in (635 mm). When the obstruction is less than 20 in (510 mm) deep, the maximum high forward reach is 48 in (1220 mm). When the depth of the obstruction is greater than 20 in (510 mm), the maximum high forward reach is 44 in (1120 mm). 4.2.6* Side Reach. If the clear floor space allows parallel approach by a person in a wheelchair, the maximum high side reach allowed shall be 54 in (1370 mm) and the low side reach shall be no less than 9 in (230 mm) above the floor (Fig. 6(a) and (b)). If the side reach is over an

obstruction, the reach and clearances shall be as shown in Fig. 6(c). Figure 6 of the ADA Standards. Side Reach. 6(a) Clear Floor Space - Parallel Approach, and 6(b) High and Low Side Reach Limits. The clear floor space is located a maximum of 10 in (255 mm) from the wall. 6(c) Maximum Side Reach over Obstruction. If the depth of the obstruction is 24 in (610 mm) and the maximum height of the obstruction is 34 in (865 mm), the maximum high side reach over the obstruction is 46 in (1170 mm). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.2.5 Forward Reach 4.2.5.1 Unobstructed. If the clear floor space allows only forward approach to an object and is unobstructed, the high forward reach permitted shall be 48 in (1220 mm) maximum and the low forward reach shall be 15 in (380 mm) minimum above the floor. See Fig. B4.2.5.1. 4.2.5.2 Obstructed. If the high forward reach is over an obstruction, reach depth and heights shall comply with Table 4.2.5.2. See Fig. B4.2.5.2. Table 4.2.5.2 Reach Limits for Obstructed Forward Reach1) in mm in mm Reach Depth 0 20 0-510 20-25 510-635 Reach Height 48 1220 44 1120 1) The clear floor space extending under an obstruction shall be equal to or greater than the reach depth for a maximum of 25 in (635 mm). 4.2.6 Side Reach* 4.2.6.1 Unobstructed. If the clear floor space allows a parallel approach by a person in a wheelchair, the high side reach permitted shall be 54 in (1370 mm) maximum and the low side reach shall be 15 in (380 mm) minimum above the floor. See Fig. B4.2.6.1 4.2.6.2 Obstructed. If the side reach is over an obstruction, the high reach shall be 46 in (1170 mm) maximum providing the: - the height of the obstruction from the floor or ground is 34 in (865 mm) maximum, and - the depth of the obstruction is 24 in (610 mm) maximum. See Fig. B4.2.6.2. BCMC Comments* E.

Exceeds ADA standards (15 inch low side reach). 44 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03760 ADA Title III Requirements 4.3 Accessible Route. 4.3.1* General. All walks, halls, corridors, aisles, skywalks, tunnels, and other spaces that are part of an accessible route shall comply with 4.3. 4.3.2 Location. (1) At least one accessible route within the boundary of the site shall be provided from public transportation stops, accessible parking, and accessible passenger loading zones, and public streets or sidewalks to the accessible building entrance they serve. The accessible route shall, to the maximum extent feasible, coincide with the route for the general public. (2) At least one accessible route shall connect accessible buildings, facilities, elements, and spaces that are on the same site. (3) At least one accessible route shall connect accessible building or facility entrances with all accessible spaces and elements and with all accessible dwelling units within the building or facility. (4) An accessible route shall connect at least one accessible entrance of each accessible dwelling unit with those exterior and interior spaces and facilities that serve the accessible dwelling unit. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.3 Accessible Route 4.3.1* General. Accessible routes shall comply with 4.3. A4.3 Accessible Route A4.3.1 General. Walks, paths, halls, corridors, aisles and other elements and spaces are part of an accessible route. 4.3.2 Components 4.3.2.1 Accessible routes shall consist of one or more of the following components: Walking surfaces with a slope not steeper than 1:20, marked crossings at vehicular ways, clear floor space at accessible elements, access aisles, ramps, curb ramps and elevators. 4.3.2.2 All components of an accessible route shall comply with the applicable portions of this standard. BCMC 3.1.1 Accessible routes within the site shall be provided from public transportation stops, accessible parking and

accessible passenger loading zones, and public streets or sidewalks to the accessible building entrance they serve. 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site. Where only one accessible route is provided, it shall not pass through kitchens, storage rooms, restrooms, closets or similar spaces. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A single accessible route shall be permitted to pass through a kitchen or storage room in an accessible or adaptable dwelling unit. 3.1.3 Where floor levels are required to be connected by an accessible route, and an interior path of travel is provided between the levels, the accessible route between the levels shall also be interior. Comments* E. (possibly even exceeds because BCMC does not allow lifts as a component of an accessible route). 3.1.1 - P.N.E. "... coincide with the route for the general public" missing. 3.1.2 - E. 3.1.3 - E. 45 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03761 ADA Title III Requirements 4.3.3 Width. The minimum clear width of an accessible route shall be 36 in (915 mm) except at doors (see 4.13.5 and 4.13.6). If a person in a wheelchair must make a turn around an obstruction, the minimum clear width of the accessible route shall be as shown in Fig. 7(a) and (b). Figure 7 of the ADA Standards. Accessible Route. 7(a) 90 degree turn. A 90 degree turn can be made from a 36 in (915 mm) wide passage into another 36 in (915 mm) passage if the depth of each leg is a minimum of 48 in (1220 mm) on the inside dimensions of the turn. 7(b) Turns around an Obstruction. A U-turn around an obstruction less than 48 in (1220 mm) wide may be made if the width of the passages approaching and exiting the turn is a minimum of 42 in (1065 mm) and the base of the U-turn space is a minimum of 48 in (1220 mm) wide. 4.3.4 Passing Space. If an accessible route has less than

60 in (1525 mm) clear width, then passing spaces at least 60 in by 60 in (1525 mm by 1525 mm) shall be located at reasonable intervals not to exceed 200 ft (61 m). A T-intersection of two corridors or walks is an acceptable passing place. 4.3.5 Head Room. Accessible routes shall comply with 4.4.2. 4.3.6 Surface Textures. The surface of an accessible route shall comply with 4.5. 4.3.7 Slope. An accessible route with a running slope greater than 1:20 is a ramp and shall comply with 4.8. Nowhere shall the cross slope of an accessible route exceed 1:50. 4.3.8 Changes in Levels. Changes in levels along an accessible route shall comply with 4.5.2. If an accessible route has changes in level greater than 1/2 in (13 mm), then a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift (as permitted in 4.1.3 and 4.1.6) shall be provided that complies with 4.7, 4.8, 4.10, or 4.11, respectively. An accessible route does not include stairs, steps, or escalators. See definition of "egress, means of" in 3.5. 4.3.9 Doors. Doors along an accessible route shall comply with 4.13. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.3.3* Width. Clear width of an accessible route shall be 36 in (915 mm) minimum, except at doors (see 4.13.5). See Fig. B4.3.3(a). Clear width of the accessible route with turns around an obstruction less than 48 in (1220 mm) wide shall have a clear space of 42 in by 48 in (1065 mm by 1220 mm) minimum. See Fig 4.3.3(b). 4.3.4* Passing Space. An accessible route with a clear width less than 60 in (1525 mm) shall provide passing spaces at intervals of 200 ft (61 m) maximum. These passing spaces shall be either a 60 in by 60 in (1525 mm by 1525 mm) minimum space, or an intersection of two corridors or walks which provide a T-shaped turning space complying with 4.2.3. 4.3.5 Surface Texture. Surface textures of an accessible route shall comply with 4.5. 4.3.6 Slope. Portions of an accessible route with running slopes steeper than 1:20 are ramps and shall comply with 4.8. The cross slope of an accessible route shall not be steeper than 1:48. 4.3.7 Changes in Level. Changes in level along an accessible route shall comply with 4.5.2.

4.3.8 Doors. Doors that are part of an accessible route shall comply with 4.13. BCMC 15.3.1 The floor surface on both sides of a door shall be at the same elevation. The floor surface over which the door swings shall extend from the door in the closed position a distance equal to the door width. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Exterior doors not on an accessible route. 2. Variations in elevation due to differences in finish materials, but not more than 1/2 inch. Comments* P.E. The text does not match figure. E. Note: Addressed in 4.4. E. E. 1:48 is equivalent to 1:50. 2.08% vs. 2.0% is not a significant difference. ANSI E. BCMC P.N.E. Fig. 25 requires maneuvering clearance (with flat surface) to be wider than the door width because people need to be able to get out of the way of the door swing. Exception 2 - N.E. Unless reference to slope of bevel is mentioned. E. 46 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03762 ADA Title III Requirements 4.3.11.1 (6) When approved by the appropriate local authority, an area or a room which is separated from other portions of the building by a smoke barrier. Smoke barriers shall have a fire-resistive rating of not less than one hour and shall completely enclose the area or room. Doors in the smoke barrier shall be tight-fitting smoke- and draftcontrol assemblies having a fire-protection rating of not less than 20 minutes and shall be self-closing or automatic closing. The area or room shall be provided with an exit directly to an exit enclosure. Where the room or area exits into an exit enclosure which is required to be of more than one-hour fire-resistive construction, the room or area shall

have the same fire-resistive construction, including the same opening protection, as required for the adjacent exit enclosure. (7) An elevator lobby when elevator shafts and adjacent lobbies are pressurized as required for smokeproof enclosures by local regulations and when complying with requirements herein for size, communication, and signage. Such pressurization system shall be activated by smoke detectors on each floor located in a manner approved by the appropriate local authority. Pressurization equipment and its duct work within the building shall be separated from other portions of the building by a minimum two-hour fire-resistive construction. 4.3.11.2 Size. Each area of rescue assistance shall provide at least two accessible areas each being not less than 30 inches by 48 inches (760 mm by 1220 mm). The area of rescue assistance shall not encroach on any required exit width. The total number of such 30-inch by 48-inch (760 mm by 1220 mm) areas per story shall be not less than one for every 200 persons of calculated occupant load served by the area of rescue assistance. EXCEPTION: The appropriate local authority may reduce the minimum number of 30-inch by 48-inch (760 mm by 1220 mm) areas to one for each area of rescue assistance on floors where the occupant load is less than 200. 4.3.11.3* Stairway Width. Each stairway adjacent to an area of rescue assistance shall have a minimum clear width of 48 inches between handrails. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 To facilitate an adequate degree of understanding about the use of areas of refuge and about the associated assisted egress procedures, information should be provided to those using the facilities. The exact content of the information, its format (e.g., as a set of instructions), its distribution (e.g., either posted in the area of refuge or otherwise transmitted to users) must be determined on a case-by-case basis. The information must be tailored to the specific facility, its emergency plan, and the intended audience. BCMC 8.2.2 An elevator to be considered part of an accessible means of egress shall comply with the requirements of Section 211 of ASME/ANSI A17.1 and standby power shall be provided. The elevator shall be accessed from either an area of refuge complying with 9.0 or a horizontal

exit. EXCEPTION: Elevators are not required to be accessed by an area of refuge or a horizontal exit in occupancies equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system. 9.2 Each area of refuge shall be sized to accommodate one wheelchair space of 30 by 48 inches for each 200 occupants or portion thereof, based on the occupant load of the area of refuge and all areas served by the area of refuge. Such wheelchair spaces shall not reduce the required means of egress width. 9.3 Access to any of the required wheelchair spaces in an area of refuge shall not be obstructed by more than one adjoining wheelchair space. 8.2.1 An exit stair to be considered part of an accessible means of egress shall have a clear width of at least 48 inches between handrails and shall either incorporate an area of refuge within an enlarged story-level landing or shall be accessed from either an area of refuge complying with 9.0 or a horizontal exit. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Exit stairs serving a single dwelling unit or guest room. 2. Exit stairs serving occupancies protected throughout by an approved automatic sprinkler system. 3. The clear width of 48 inches between handrails is not required for exit stairs accessed from a horizontal exit. Comments* See above. E. for total wheelchair spaces required. N.E. because BCMC fails to require 2 wheelchair spaces per area of refuge. E. 48 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03763 ADA Title III Requirements 4.3.11.4* Two-way Communication. A method of twoway communication, with both visible and audible signals, shall be provided between each area of rescue assistance and the primary entry. The fire department or appropriate local authority may approve a location other than the primary entry. 4.3.11.5 Identification. Each area of rescue assistance shall be identified by a sign which states "AREA OF RESCUE ASSISTANCE" and displays the international symbol of accessibility. The sign shall be illuminated when

exit sign illumination is required. Signage shall also be installed at all inaccessible exits and where otherwise necessary to clearly indicate the direction to areas of rescue assistance. In each area of rescue assistance, instructions on the use of the area under emergency conditions shall be posted adjoining the two-way communication system. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 9.5 Every area of refuge shall be provided with a two-way communication system between the area of refuge and a central control point. EXCEPTION: Buildings four stories or less in height. 9.6 In each area of refuge provided with a two-way emergency communication system, instructions on the use of the area under emergency conditions shall be posted adjoining the communication system. The instructions shall include: 1. Directions to other means of egress, 2. Advice that persons able to use the exit stairs do so as soon as possible unless they are assisting others, 3. Information on planned availability of assistance in the use of stairs or supervised operation of elevators and how to summon such assistance, and 4. Directions for use of the emergency communication system. 9.7 Each area of refuge shall be identified by a sign stating AREA OF REFUGE and the International Symbol of Accessibility. The sign shall be located at each door providing access to the area of refuge. The sign shall be illuminated as required for exit signs where exit sign illumination is required. Tactile signage complying with CABO/ANSI A117.1 (4.28) shall be located at each door to an area of refuge. 9.8 At all exits and elevators serving a required accessible space, but not providing an approved accessible means of egress, signage shall be installed indicating the location of accessible means of egress. Comments* 9.5 - N.E. Needs visual and audible signals. 9.5 Exception - N.E. (No exemption regarding number of stories in ADA). 9.6 - Not comparable.

E. 49 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03764 ADA Title III Requirements 4.4 Protruding Objects. 4.4.1* General. Objects projecting from walls (for example, telephones) with their leading edges between 27 in and 80 in (685 mm and 2030 mm) above the finished floor shall protrude no more than 4 in (100 mm) into walks, halls, corridors, passageways, or aisles (see Fig. 8(a)). Objects mounted with their leading edges at or below 27 in (685 mm) above the finished floor may protrude any amount (see Fig. 8(a) and (b)). Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 in (305 mm) maximum from 27 in to 80 in (685 mm to 2030 mm) above the ground or finished floor (see Fig. 8(c) and (d)). Protruding objects shall not reduce the clear width of an accessible route or maneuvering space (see Fig. 8(e)). 4.4.2 Head Room. Walks, halls, corridors, passageways, aisles, or other circulation spaces shall have 80 in (2030 mm) minimum clear head room (see Fig. 8(a)). If vertical clearance of an area adjoining an accessible route is reduced to less than 80 in (nominal dimension), a barrier to warn blind or visually-impaired persons shall be provided (see Fig. 8(c-1)). Figure 8 of the ADA Standards. Protruding Objects. 8(c-1) Overhead Hazards. As an example, the diagram illustrates a stair whose underside descends across a pathway. Where the headroom is less than 80 in (2030 mm), protection is offered by a railing which can be no higher than 27 in (685 mm) to ensure detectability. 4.5 Ground and Floor Surfaces. 4.5.1* General. Ground and floor surfaces along accessible routes and in accessible rooms and spaces including floors, walks, ramps, stairs, and curb ramps, shall be stable, firm, slip-resistant, and shall comply with 4.5. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.4 Protruding Objects* Protruding objects shall comply with 4.4. 4.4.1 Objects with leading edges located more than 27 in and not more than 80 in (685 mm and 2030 mm) above the floor shall protrude from the wall 4 in (100 mm) maximum. See Fig. B4.4(a). 4.4.2 The protrusion of objects with leading edges located

27 in (685 mm) or less above the floor shall not be limited. See Fig. B4.4(a). 4.4.3 Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons shall be permitted to overhang 12 in (305 mm) maximum when located more than 27 in (685 mm) and not more than 80 in (2030 mm) above the ground or floor. See Fig. B4.4(b). Where a sign or other obstruction is mounted between posts or pylons and the clear distance between the posts or pylons is greater than 12 in (305 mm), the lowest edge of such sign or obstruction shall be either 27 in (685 mm) maximum or 80 in (2030 mm) minimum above the adjacent ground or floor surface. See Fig. B4.4(c). 4.4.5 Protruding objects shall not reduce the clear width required for accessible routes. See Fig. B4.4(e). 4.4.4 Guardrails or other barriers shall be provided when vertical clearance of an area adjoining an accessible route is less than 80 in (2030 mm) high. Leading edge of such guardrail or barrier shall be located 27 in (685 mm) maximum above the floor. See Fig. B4.4(c) and (d). 4.5 Ground and Floor Surfaces 4.5.1* General. Ground and floor surfaces of accessible routes and in accessible rooms and spaces, shall be stable, firm, and slip resistant, and shall comply with 4.5. BCMC 14.1 Horizontal Projections. Objects projecting from walls with their leading edges located more than 27 and not more than 80 inches above the finished floor shall protrude no more than 4 inches into walks, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Free-standing objects mounted on posts or pylons may overhang 12 inches maximum where located more than 27 and not more than 80 inches above the ground or finished floor. 14.2 Headroom. There shall be a minimum headroom of 6 ft 8 inches from the walking surface to the lowest part of any structural member, fixture or furnishing. Comments* E. E. E. 50 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03765 ADA Title III Requirements 4.5.2 Changes in Level. Changes in level up to 1/4 in (6 mm) may be vertical and without edge treatment (see Fig.

7(c)). Changes in level between 1/4 in and 1/2 in (6 mm and 13 mm) shall be beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2 (see Fig. 7 (d)). Changes in level greater than 1/2 in (13 mm) shall be accomplished by means of a ramp that complies with 4.7 or 4.8. 4.5.3* Carpet. If carpet or carpet tile is used on a ground or floor surface, then it shall be securely attached; have a firm cushion, pad, or backing, or no cushion or pad; and have a level loop, textured loop, level cut pile, or level cut/uncut pile texture. The maximum pile thickness shall be 1/2 in (13 mm) (see Fig. 8(f)). Exposed edges of carpet shall be fastened to floor surfaces and have trim along the entire length of the exposed edge. Carpet edge trim shall comply with 4.5.2. 4.5.4 Gratings. If gratings are located in walking surfaces, then they shall have spaces no greater than 1/2 in (13 mm) wide in one direction (see Fig. 8 (g)). If gratings have elongated openings, then they shall be placed so that the long dimension is perpendicular to the dominant direction of travel (see Fig. 8 (h)). 4.6 Parking and Passenger Loading Zones. 4.6.1 Minimum Number. Parking spaces required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.6.2 through 4.6.5. Passenger loading zones required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.6.5 and 4.6.6. 4.6.2 Location. Accessible parking spaces serving a particular building shall be located on the shortest accessible route of travel from adjacent parking to an accessible entrance. In parking facilities that do not serve a particular building, accessible parking shall be located on the shortest accessible route of travel to an accessible pedestrian entrance of the parking facility. In buildings with multiple accessible entrances with adjacent parking, accessible parking spaces shall be dispersed and located closest to the accessible entrances. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.5.2* Changes in Level. 4.5.2.1 Changes in level of 1/4 in (6 mm) high maximum shall be permitted to be vertical and without edge treatment. See Fig. B4.5(a). 4.5.2.2 Changes in level between 1/4 in (6 mm) high minimum and 1/2 in (13 mm) high maximum shall be beveled with a slope not steeper than 1:2 maximum, as shown in Fig. B4.5(b). 4.5.2.3 Changes in level greater than 1/2 in (13 mm) shall

be accomplished by a curb ramp, ramp or elevator that complies with 4.7, 4.8 or 4.10, respectively. 4.5.3* Carpet. Carpet or carpet tile used on a ground or floor surface shall be securely attached and shall have a firm cushion, pad, or backing or no cushion or pad. Carpet or carpet tile shall have a level loop, textured loop, level cut pile, or level cut/uncut pile texture. Pile height shall be 1/2 in (13 mm) maximum. Exposed edges of carpet shall be fastened to floor surfaces and shall have trim along the entire length of the exposed edge. Carpet edge trim shall comply with 4.5.2. 4.5.4. Gratings. Gratings located in accessible routes and spaces shall have openings no greater than 1/2 in (13 mm) wide in one direction. Gratings with elongated openings shall be placed so that the long dimension is perpendicular to the dominant direction of travel. 4.6 Parking Spaces and Passenger Loading Zones 4.6.1* General. Accessible parking spaces shall comply with 4.6.2. Accessible passenger loading zones shall comply with 4.6.3. Accessible parking spaces, access aisles and passenger loading zones shall have surface slopes not steeper than 1:48 in all directions. Access aisles serving accessible parking spaces or passenger loading zones shall be at the same level as the spaces or loading zones they serve. BCMC 3.2.2 Accessible parking spaces shall be located on the shortest accessible route of travel from adjacent parking to an accessible building entrance. In parking facilities that do not serve a particular building, accessible parking spaces shall be located on the shortest route to an accessible pedestrian entrance of the parking facility. 3.2.3 In buildings with multiple accessible entrances with adjacent parking, accessible parking spaces shall be dispersed and located near the accessible entrances. EXCEPTION: In multilevel parking structures, accessible van parking spaces shall not be required to be located on more than one level. Comments* E. E. E. Exceeds. 1:48 is equivalent to 1:50. 2.08% vs. 2.0% is not a significant difference.

3.2.2. E. 3.2.3. P.N.E. Requires spaces to be "near" accessible entrance. ADA requires that they be "closest" to the entrances. Exception - E. (see ADA Standard 4.1.2(5)(b)). 51 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03766 ADA Title III Requirements 4.6.3* Parking Spaces. Accessible parking spaces shall be at least 96 in (2440 mm) wide. Parking access aisles shall be part of an accessible route to the building or facility entrance and shall comply with 4.3. Two accessible parking spaces may share a common access aisle (see Fig. 9). Parked vehicle overhangs shall not reduce the clear width of an accessible route. Parking spaces and access aisles shall be level with surface slopes not exceeding 1:50 (2%) in all directions. Figure 9 of the ADA Standards. Dimensions of Parking Spaces. The access aisle shall be a minimum of 60 in (1525 mm) wide for cars or a minimum of 96 in (2440 mm) wide for vans. The accessible route connected to the access aisle shall be a minimum of 36 in (915 mm) wide. 4.6.4* Signage. Accessible parking spaces shall be designated as reserved by a sign showing the symbol of accessibility (see 4.30.7). Spaces complying with 4.1.2(5)(b) shall have an additional sign "Van-Accessible" mounted below the symbol of accessibility. Such signs shall be located so they cannot be obscured by a vehicle parked in the space. 4.6.5* Vertical Clearance. Provide minimum vertical clearance of 114 in (2895 mm) at accessible passenger loading zones and along at least one vehicle access route to such areas from site entrance(s) and exit(s). At parking spaces complying with 4.1.2(5)(b), provide minimum vertical clearance of 98 in (2490 mm) at the parking space and along at least one vehicle access route to such spaces from site entrance(s) and exit(s). 4.6.6 Passenger Loading Zones. Passenger loading zones shall provide an access aisle at least 60 in (1525 mm) wide and 20 ft (240 in)(6100 mm) long adjacent and parallel to the vehicle pull-up space (see Fig. 10). If there are curbs between the access aisle and the vehicle pull-up

space, then a curb ramp complying with 4.7 shall be provided. Vehicle standing spaces and access aisles shall be level with surface slopes not exceeding 1:50 (2%) in all directions. 4.7 Curb Ramps. 4.7.1 Location. Curb ramps complying with 4.7 shall be provided wherever an accessible route crosses a curb. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.6.2* Parking Spaces. Parking spaces for persons with disabilities shall be 96 in (2440 mm) wide minimum and shall have an adjacent access aisle 60 in (1525 mm) wide minimum. See Fig. B4.6.2. Parking access aisles shall be part of the accessible route to the building or facility entrance and shall comply with 4.3. Two accessible parking spaces shall be permitted to share a common access aisle. Parked vehicle overhangs shall not reduce the clear width of an accessible circulation route. 4.6.2* . . . Accessible parking spaces shall be identified by a sign showing the international symbol of accessibility complying with 4.28.8. Signs shall not be obscured by a vehicle parked in the space. 4.6.3 Passenger Loading Zones. ...Vertical clearance of 114 in (2895 mm) minimum shall be provided at accessible passenger loading zones and along vehicle access routes to such areas from site entrances. 4.6.4* Van Parking Space. Accessible parking spaces for vans used by persons with disabilities shall have a height of 98 in (2490 mm) minimum at the space and along the vehicular route thereto and shall have an access aisle 96 in (2440 mm) wide minimum. 4.6.3 Passenger Loading Zones. Passenger loading zones shall provide an access aisle 60 in (1525 mm) wide minimum and 20 ft (6 m) long minimum adjacent and parallel to the vehicle pull-up space and at the same level as the roadway. See Fig. B4.6.3. Access aisle and vehicle pull-up space shall be at the same level with a slope not steeper than 1:48. Passenger loading zone access aisles shall be part of the accessible route of travel to the building or facility entrance and shall comply with 4.3. 4.7 Curb Ramps 4.7.1 Location. Curb ramps complying with 4.7 shall be provided wherever an accessible route crosses a curb. BCMC Comments*

E. (Slope limit of 1:48 in ANSI 4.6.1 above). 1:48 is equivalent to 1:50. 2.08% vs. 2.0% is not a significant difference. N.E. No equivalent provision for "van-accessible" sign. Exceeds. ANSI requires 114 in. height along all vehicle access routes to the loading zones, whereas ADA only requires one. E. E. 52 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03767 ADA Title III Requirements 4.7.2 Slope. Slopes of curb ramps shall comply with 4.8.2. The slope shall be measured as shown in Fig. 11. Transitions from ramps to walks, gutters, or streets shall be flush and free of abrupt changes. Maximum slopes of adjoining gutters, road surface immediately adjacent to the curb ramp, or accessible route shall not exceed 1:20. Figure 11 of the ADA Standards. Measurement of Curb Ramp Slopes. The ramp slope is a ratio expressed as the vertical rise divided by the horizontal run. The adjoining slope at walk or street shall not exceed 1:20. 4.7.3 Width. The minimum width of a curb ramp shall be 36 in (915 mm), exclusive of flared sides. 4.7.4 Surface. Surfaces of curb ramps shall comply with 4.5. 4.7.5 Sides of Curb Ramps. If a curb ramp is located where pedestrians must walk across the ramp, or where it is not protected by handrails or guardrail, it shall have flared sides; the maximum slope of the flare shall be 1:10 (see Fig. 12(a)). Curb ramps with returned curbs may be used where pedestrians would not normally walk across the ramp (see Fig. 12 (b)). Figure 12 of the ADA Standards. Sides of Curb Ramps. 12(a) Flared Sides. If the landing depth at the top of a curb ramp is less than 48 in (1220 mm), then the slope of the flared side shall not be steeper than 1:12. 4.7.6 Built-up Curb Ramps. Built-up curb ramps shall be located so that they do not project into vehicular traffic lanes (see Fig. 13. 4.7.7 Detectable Warnings. A curb ramp shall have a

detectable warning complying with 4.29.2. The detectable warning shall extend the full width and depth of the curb ramp. [Suspended until July 26, 1996. 28 C.F.R. S 36.407.] 4.7.8 Obstructions. Curb ramps shall be located or protected to prevent their obstruction by parked vehicles. 4.7.9 Location at Marked Crossings. Curb ramps at marked crossings shall be wholly contained within the markings, excluding any flared sides (see Fig. 15). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.7.2 Slope. Slopes of curb ramps shall comply with 4.8.2. The slope shall be measured as the vertical rise relative to the horizontal run. See Fig. B4.7.2. Counter slopes of adjoining gutters and road surfaces immediately adjacent to the curb ramp or accessible route shall not be steeper than 1:20. Transitions from ramps to walks, gutters or streets shall be flush. 4.7.3 Width. Curb ramps shall be 36 in (915 mm) wide minimum, exclusive of flared sides. 4.7.4 Surface. Surfaces of curb ramps shall comply with 4.5. 4.7.5 Sides of Curb Ramps. Curb ramps located where pedestrians must walk across the ramp shall have flared sides. Slope of flares shall not be steeper than 1:10. See Fig. B4.7.5(a). Where the width of the walking surface at the top of the ramp and parallel to the run of the ramp is less than 48 in (1220 mm) wide, the flared sides shall have a slope not steeper than 1:12. Curb ramps with returned curbs shall be permitted where pedestrians would not normally walk across the ramp. See Fig. B4.7.5(b). 4.7.6 Built-Up Curb Ramps. Built-up curb ramps shall be located so that they do not protrude into vehicular traffic lanes or into parking space access aisles. Flare shall not be steeper than 1:10. See Fig. B4.7.6. 4.7.7 Obstructions. Curb ramps shall be located or protected to prevent their obstruction by parked vehicles. 4.7.9 Location at Marked Crossings. Curb ramps at marked crossing shall be wholly contained within the markings, excluding any flared sides. See Fig. B4.7.9. BCMC Comments* E. E. E. E.

E. E. E. 53 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03768 ADA Title III Requirements 4.7.10 Diagonal Curb Ramps. If diagonal (or corner type) curb ramps have returned curbs or other well-defined edges, such edges shall be parallel to the direction of pedestrian flow. The bottom of diagonal curb ramps shall have 48 in (1220 mm) minimum clear space as shown in Fig. 15 (c) and (d). If diagonal curb ramps are provided at marked crossings, the 48 in (1220 mm) clear space shall be within the markings (see Fig. 15(c) and (d)). If diagonal curb ramps have flared sides, they shall also have at least a 24 in (610 mm) long segment of straight curb located on each side of the curb ramp and within the marked crossing (see Fig. 15(c)). 4.7.11 Islands. Any raised islands in crossings shall be cut through level with the street or have curb ramps at both sides and a level area at least 48 in (1220 mm) long between the curb ramps in the part of the island intersected by the crossings (see Fig. 15(a) and (b)). 4.8 Ramps. 4.8.1* General. Any part of an accessible route with a slope greater than 1:20 shall be considered a ramp and shall comply with 4.8. 4.8.2* Slope and Rise. The least possible slope shall be used for any ramp. The maximum slope of a ramp in new construction shall be 1:12. The maximum rise for any run shall be 30 in (760 mm) (see Fig. 16). Curb ramps and ramps to be constructed on existing sites or in existing buildings or facilities may have slopes and rises as shown as allowed in 4.1.6(3)(a) if space limitations prohibit the use of a 1:12 slope or less (see 4.1.6). Figure 16 of the ADA Standards. Components of a Single Ramp Run and Sample Ramp Dimensions. If the slope of a ramp is between 1:12 and 1:16, the maximum rise shall be 30 in (760 mm) and the maximum horizontal run shall be 30 ft (9 m). If the slope of the ramp is between 1:16 and 1:20, the maximum rise shall be 30 in (760 mm) and the maximum horizontal run shall be 40 ft (12 m). 4.8.3 Clear Width. The minimum clear width of a ramp shall be 36 in (915 mm).

CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.7.10 Diagonal Curb Ramps. Diagonal (or corner-type) curb ramps with returned curbs or other well-defined edges shall have the edges parallel to the direction of pedestrian flow. Bottoms of diagonal curb ramps shall have 48 in (1220 mm) minimum clear space. See Fig. B4.7.9(c) and (d). Diagonal curb ramps provided at marked crossings shall provide the 48 in (1220 mm) minimum clear space within the markings. See Fig. B4.7.9(c) and (d). Diagonal curb ramps with flared sides shall have a segment of straight curb 24 in (610 mm) long minimum located on each side of the curb ramp and within the marked crossing. See Fig. B4.7.9(c). 4.7.11 Islands. Raised islands in crossings shall be cut through level with the street or have curb ramps at both sides, and a level area 48 in (1220 mm) minimum by 36 in (915 mm) wide minimum, in the part of the island intersected by the crossing. See Fig. 4.7.9(a) and (b). 4.8 Ramps 4.8.1* General. A slope steeper than 1:20 shall be considered a ramp and shall comply with 4.8. 4.8.2* Slope and Rise. Ramps in new construction shall have a slope not steeper than 1:12. The rise for any ramp run shall be 30 in (760 mm) maximum. See Fig. B4.8.2. Curb ramps and ramps constructed on existing sites or existing buildings or facilities shall be permitted to have slopes and rises as shown in Table 4.8.2 provided space limitations prohibit use of a 1:12 slope or less. 4.8.3 Clear Width. The clear width of a ramp shall be 36 in (915 mm) minimum. See Fig. B4.8.3. BCMC 17.1 Slope. Maximum slope in the direction of travel shall be 1:12. Maximum cross slope shall be 1:48. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Maximum slope in direction of travel shall be 1:8 for a 3-inch rise maximum and 1:10 for a 6-inch rise maximum. 2. Aisles in Group A occupancies in accordance with Item 95 of the BCMC Means of Egress Report. 17.2 Rise. Maximum rise for a single ramp run shall be 30 inches. EXCEPTION: Aisles in Group A occupancies in accordance with Item 95 of the BCMC Means of Egress Report. Comments* E. E.

ANSI E. for technical requirement. BCMC P.N.E. BCMC does not specifically scope ramps. However, ANSI appears to require all ramps, or at least all ramps in accessible routes, to comply. ANSI E. BCMC 17.1 - 1. N.E. for new construction. E. for alterations. 2. N.E. if aisle is part of accessible route. 17.2 - P.N.E. The ADA Standards limit both the rise and the length of ramps. BCMC limits only the rise. E. 54 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03769 ADA Title III Requirements 4.8.4* Landings. Ramps shall have level landings at bottom and top of each ramp and each ramp run. Landings shall have the following features: (1) The landing shall be at least as wide as the ramp run leading to it. (2) The landing length shall be a minimum of 60 in (1525 mm) clear. (3) If ramps change direction at landings, the minimum landing size shall be 60 in by 60 in (1525 mm by 1525 mm). (4) If a doorway is located at a landing, then the area in front of the doorway shall comply with 4.13.6. 4.8.5* Handrails. If a ramp run has a rise greater than 6 in (150 mm) or a horizontal projection greater than 72 in (1830 mm), then it shall have handrails on both sides. Handrails are not required on curb ramps or adjacent to seating in assembly areas. Handrails shall comply with 4.26 and shall have the following features: 4.8.5 (1) Handrails shall be provided along both sides of ramp segments. The inside handrail on switchback or dogleg ramps shall always be continuous. 4.8.5 (2) If handrails are not continuous, they shall extend at least 12 in (305 mm) beyond the top and bottom of the ramp segment and shall be parallel with the floor or ground surface (see Fig. 17). 4.8.5 (3) The clear space between the handrail and the wall shall be 1-1/2 in (38 mm).

4.8.5 (4) Gripping surfaces shall be continuous. 4.8.5 (5) Top of handrail gripping surfaces shall be mounted between 34 in and 38 in (865 mm and 965 mm) above ramp surfaces. 4.8.5 (6) Ends of handrails shall be either rounded or returned smoothly to floor, wall, or post. 4.8.5 (7) Handrails shall not rotate within their fittings. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.8.4 Landings. Ramps shall have level landings at bottom and top of each run. Landings shall have the following features: -landing width shall be at least as wide as the widest ramp run leading to it. -landing length shall be 60 in (1525 mm) minimum clear. -ramps that change direction at landings shall have a 60 in by 60 in (1525 mm by 1525 mm) minimum landing. -doorways located at a landing shall have an area in front of the doorway which shall comply with 4.13.6. 4.8.5 Handrails. Ramps with a rise greater than 6 in (150 mm) or a run greater than 72 in (1830 mm) shall have handrails complying with 4.3.10 and 4.3.11. 4.3.10* Handrails. Handrails for stairs and ramps shall comply with 4.3.10. 4.3.10.1 Handrails shall be provided on both sides of stairs and ramps. Exception: Aisle stairs and aisle ramps provided with a handrail either at the side or within the aisle width. 4.3.10.2 Handrails shall be continuous within the full length of each stair flight or ramp run. Exception: Handrails in aisles serving seating. 4.3.10.3 Inside handrails on switchback or dogleg stairs or ramps shall be continuous between flights or runs. See Fig. B4.3.10.3. Other handrails shall comply with 4.3.11 and 4.4. Exception: Handrails in aisles serving seating. 4.3.11* Handrail Extensions. Handrails for stairs and ramps shall have extensions complying with 4.3.11. Exception: Continuous handrails at the inside turn of stairs and ramps. 4.3.11.1 Ramp handrails shall extend horizontally 12 in (305 mm) minimum beyond the top and bottom of ramp runs. Such extension shall return to a wall, guard or the walking surface, or shall be continuous to the handrail of an adjacent ramp run. See Fig. B4.3.11.1. 4.3.10.5 Clear space between handrail and wall shall be 1

1/2 in (38 mm) minimum. 4.3.10.6 Gripping surfaces shall be continuous, without interruption by newel posts, other construction elements, or obstructions. 4.3.10.4 Top of gripping surfaces of handrails shall be 34 in (865 mm) minimum and 38 in (965 mm) maximum vertically above stair nosings and ramp surfaces. Handrails shall be at a consistent height above stair nosings and ramp surfaces. BCMC 17.3 Landings. Ramps shall have landings at the top, bottom and at doors opening onto the ramp. Slope of landings shall not be steeper than 1:48. 17.4 Handrails. Ramps steeper than 1:20 shall be provided with handrails along both sides of a ramp segment and shall conform with the requirements in 16.4.1, 16.4.2 and 16.4.3. If handrails are not continuous, they shall extend at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp segment and shall be parallel with the floor or ground surface. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Handrails are not required when the total rise is 6 inches or less. 2. Aisles in Group A occupancies in accordance with Item 96 of the BCMC Means of Egress Report. 4.7.8 Handrails. Handrails are not required on curb ramps. 17.5 Handrails. . . .If handrails are not continuous, they shall extend at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp segment and shall be parallel with the floor or ground surface. Comments* ANSI E. BCMC (Mainstream) N.E. to ADA Standards 4.8.4(3) (change of direction). ANSI E. BCMC 17.4 - N.E. BCMC allows no rails on > 72 inch ramp as long as rise is < 6 inches - e.g. a 1:15 ramp that is 85 inches long has < 6 inch rise but is longer than 72 inches - ADA would require rails and BCMC would not. Exception 2 P.E. if only "adjacent to seating."

4.7.8 - E. 17.5 - E. 55 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03770 ADA Title III Requirements 4.8.6 Cross Slope and Surfaces. The cross slope of ramp surfaces shall be no greater than 1:50. Ramp surfaces shall comply with 4.5. 4.8.7 Edge Protection. Ramps and landings with drop-offs shall have curbs, walls, railings, or projecting surfaces that prevent people from slipping off the ramp. Curbs shall be a minimum of 2 in (50 mm) high (see Fig. 17). 4.8.8 Outdoor Conditions. Outdoor ramps and their approaches shall be designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. 4.9 Stairs. 4.9.1* Minimum Number. Stairs required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.9. 4.9.2 Treads and Risers. On any given flight of stairs, all steps shall have uniform riser heights and uniform tread widths. Stair treads shall be no less than 11 in (280 mm) wide, measured from riser to riser (see Fig. 18(a)). Open risers are not permitted. 4.9.3 Nosing. The undersides of nosing shall not be abrupt. The radius of curvature at the leading edge of the tread shall be no greater than 1/2 in (13 mm). Risers shall be sloped or the underside of the nosing shall have an angle not less than 60 degrees from the horizontal. Nosing shall project no more than 1-1/2 in (38 mm) (see Fig. 18). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.3.10.8 Handrails, and any wall or other surfaces adjacent to them, shall be free of any sharp or abrasive elements. Edges shall have 1/8 in (3.2 mm) minimum radius. 4.3.10.9 Handrails shall not rotate within their fittings. 4.8.6* Cross Slope and Surfaces. Cross slope of ramp surfaces shall not be steeper than 1:48. Ramp surfaces shall comply with 4.5. 4.8.7 Edge Protection. Ramps and landings shall have curbs, walls, or railings that prevent people from traveling off the ramp or landing or shall protrude 12 in (305 mm) minimum beyond the inside face of the railing. Curbs or barriers shall be 4 in (100 mm) high minimum. See Fig. B4.8.3. 4.8.8 Outdoor Conditions. Outdoor ramps and approaches

to them shall be designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. 4.9 Stairs 4.9.1 General. Accessible stairs shall comply with 4.9. 4.9.2 Treads and Risers 4.9.2.1 Dimensions. All steps on a flight of stairs shall have uniform riser heights and uniform tread depth. Risers shall be 7 in (180 mm) maximum and 4 in (100 mm) high minimum. Treads shall be 11 in (280 mm) deep minimum, measured from riser to riser. See Fig. B4.9.2.1. 4.9.2.2 Open Risers. Open risers are not permitted. 4.9.3 Nosings. Undersides of nosings shall not be abrupt. The radius of curvature at the leading edge of tread shall be 1/2 in (13 mm) maximum. Risers shall be sloped or the underside of the nosing shall have an angle 60 degrees minimum from the horizontal. Nosings shall protrude 1 1/2 in (38 mm) maximum. See Fig. B4.9.2.1. BCMC 17.1 Slope. Maximum slope in the direction of travel shall be 1:12. Maximum cross slope shall be 1:48. 17.6 Slip Resistance. Ramps shall have a slip resistant surface. 17.5 Drop-Offs. Ramps and landings with drop-offs shall have a curb with a minimum 4-inch height, wall, railing or a guardrail. 17.7 Water Accumulation. Exterior ramps and landings shall be designed so water will not accumulate on their surfaces. 16.0 STAIRS 16.1 Treads and Risers. In Group R3 occupancies, riser heights shall be 7 inches maximum and 4 inches minimum. Tread depths shall be 11 inches minimum. The minimum depth of a winder is limited to 6 inches and the tread shall have a minimum depth of 11 inches at 12 inches from the narrower end. Circular stairways shall be permitted as an egress element providing the minimum tread depth measured 12 inches from the narrower end of the tread is not less than 11 inches and the smaller radius is not less than twice the width of the stairway. [Other tread/riser provisions in the BCMC Means of Egress Report remain unchanged.] 16.3 Leading Edge of Tread. The radius of curvature at the leading edge of the tread shall be no greater than 1/2 inch. Bevelling of nosings shall not exceed 1/2 inch.

Risers shall be vertical or sloped from the underside of the leading edge of the tread above at an angle not more than 30 degrees from the vertical. The leading edge of tread shall project not more than 1 1/2 inches beyond the tread below. Comments* ANSI E. BCMC Mainstreaming 17.1 - E. 17.6 - N.E. Firm and stable need to be addressed. ANSI E.. BCMC Exceeds regarding curb height. E. E. ANSI Exceeds ADA Standards: Restrictions on riser height. BCMC N.E. for stairs required to comply with ADA Standards 4.9. ADA does not permit winders, circular stairs, or open risers. ANSI E. BCMC E. (However, language regarding "bevelling" unclear without illustration.) 56 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03771 ADA Title III Requirements 4.9.4 Handrails. Stairways shall have handrails at both sides of all stairs. Handrails shall comply with 4.26 and shall have the following features: 4.9.4 (1) Handrails shall be continuous along both sides of stairs. The inside handrail on switchback or dogleg stairs shall always be continuous (see Fig. 19(a) and (b)). 4.9.4 (2) If handrails are not continuous, they shall extend at least 12 in (305 mm) beyond the top riser and at least 12 in (305 mm) plus the width of one tread beyond the bottom riser. At the top, the extension shall be parallel with the floor or ground surface. At the bottom, the handrail shall continue to slope for a distance of the width of one tread from the bottom riser; the remainder of the extension shall be horizontal (see Fig. 19(c) and (d)). Handrail extensions shall comply with 4.4. 4.9.4 (3) The clear space between handrails and wall shall be 1-1/2 in (38 mm).

4.9.4 (4) Gripping surfaces shall be uninterrupted by newel posts, other construction elements, or obstructions. 4.9.4 (5) Top of handrail gripping surface shall be mounted between 34 in and 38 in (865 mm and 965 mm) above stair nosing. 4.9.4 (6) Ends of handrails shall be either rounded or returned smoothly to floor, wall or post. 4.9.4 (7) Handrails shall not rotate within their fittings. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.9.4 Handrails. Handrails shall comply with 4.3.10 and 4.3.11. 4.3.10* Handrails. Handrails for stairs and ramps shall comply with 4.3.10. 4.3.10.1 Handrails shall be provided on both sides of stairs and ramps. Exception: Aisle stairs and aisle ramps provided with a handrail either at the side or within the aisle width. 4.3.10.2 Handrails shall be continuous within the full length of each stair flight or ramp run. Exception: Handrails in aisles serving seating. 4.3.10.3 Inside handrails on switchback or dogleg stairs or ramps shall be continuous between flights or runs. See Fig. B4.3.10.3. Other handrails shall comply with 4.3.11 and 4.4. Exception: Handrails in aisles serving seating. 4.3.10.5 Clear space between handrail and wall shall be 1 1/2 in (38 mm) minimum. 4.3.10.6 Gripping surfaces shall be continuous, without interruption by newel posts, other construction elements, or obstructions. 4.3.10.4 Top of gripping surfaces of handrails shall be 34 in (865 mm) minimum and 38 in (965 mm) maximum vertically above stair nosings and ramp surfaces. Handrails shall be at a consistent height above stair nosings and ramp surfaces. 4.3.10.8 Handrails, and any wall or other surfaces adjacent to them, shall be free of any sharp or abrasive elements. Edges shall have 1/8 in (3.2 mm) minimum radius. 4.3.10.9 Handrails shall not rotate within their fittings. BCMC 16.4 Handrails. 16.4.1 Stairways shall have handrails on each side. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Aisle stairs in accordance with Item 96 of the BCMC

Means of Egress Report provided with a handrail either at the side or within the aisle width. 2. Stairs within dwelling units, spiral stairs and aisle stairs serving seating only on one side may have a handrail on one side only. 16.4.4 At locations where handrails are not continuous between flights, the handrails shall extend horizontally at least 12 inches beyond the top riser and continue to slope for the depth of one tread beyond the bottom riser. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Handrails within a dwelling unit shall extend from the top riser to the bottom riser. 2. Aisle handrails in Group A occupancies in accordance with Item 96 of the BCMC Means of Egress Report. 16.4.5 Clear space between handrail and wall shall be a minimum of 1 1/2 inches. 16.4.3 Gripping surfaces shall be continuous, without interruption by newel posts or other obstructions. Comments* ANSI E. BCMC 16.4.1 - Exception 1 P.N.E. Exception 2 - E. except for dwelling units covered by ADA. 16.4.4 - N.E. BCMC does not require the 12 inch extension at bottom. Exception 1 - E. except for dwelling units covered by ADA. Exception 2 - P.N.E. 57 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03772 ADA Title III Requirements 4.9.5 Detectable Warnings at Stairs. (Reserved). 4.9.6 Outdoor Conditions. Outdoor stairs and their approaches shall be designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. 4.10 Elevators. 4.10.1 General. Accessible elevators shall be on an accessible route and shall comply with 4.10 and with the ASME A17.1-1990, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. Freight elevators shall not be considered as meeting the requirements of this section unless the only elevators provided are used as combination passenger and freight elevators for the public and employees.

CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.3.11* Handrail Extensions. Handrails for stairs and ramps shall have extensions complying with 4.3.11. Exception: Continuous handrails at the inside turn of stairs and ramps. 4.3.11.1 Ramp handrails shall extend horizontally 12 in (305 mm) minimum beyond the top and bottom of ramp runs. Such extension shall return to a wall, guard or the walking surface, or shall be continuous to the handrail of an adjacent ramp run. See Fig. B4.3.11.1. 4.3.11.2 At the top of a stair flight, handrails shall extend horizontally above the landing for 12 in (305 mm) minimum beginning directly above the first riser nosing. Such extension shall return to a wall, guard or the walking surface, or shall be continuous to the handrail of an adjacent stair flight. See Fig. B4.3.11.2. 4.3.11.3 At the bottom of a stair flight, handrails shall extend at the slope of the stair flight for a horizontal distance equal to one tread depth beyond the last riser nosing. Such extension shall continue with a horizontal extension complying with 4.3.11(4) or shall return to a wall, guard or the walking surface. See Fig. B4.3.11.3. 4.3.11.4 At the bottom of a stair flight, where a guard or wall is located so as to permit a 12 in (305 mm) minimum horizontal extension of the handrail, in addition to the extension required by 4.3.11(3), such a 12 in (305 mm) minimum extension shall be provided. The height of this extension shall equal the height of the handrail above the stair nosing. Such extension shall return to a wall, guard or the walking surface, or shall be continuous to the handrail of an adjacent stair flight. See Fig. B4.3.11.4. 4.9.5 Outdoor Conditions. Outdoor stairs and approaches to them shall be designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces. 4.10 Elevators 4.10.1 New Elevators 4.10.1.1* General. Accessible passenger elevators shall comply with 4.10 and ASME/ANSI A17.1. Freight elevators shall not be considered as meeting the requirements of this section unless the only elevators provided are used as combination passenger and freight elevators. BCMC 18.0 ELEVATORS Passenger elevators shall comply with ASME/ANSI A17.1

and CABO/ANSI A117.1 (4.10). Comments* E. Generally equivalent. EXCEPT 4.3.11.4 - N.E. Although this exception avoids protrusions into circulation space, at least a 4 in. extension or extension around a corner should be required. E. E. 58 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03773 ADA Title III Requirements 4.10.2 Automatic Operation. Elevator operation shall be automatic. Each car shall be equipped with a self-leveling feature that will automatically bring the car to floor landings within a tolerance of 1/2 in (13 mm) under rated loading to zero loading conditions. This self-leveling feature shall be automatic and independent of the operating device and shall correct the overtravel or undertravel. 4.10.3 Hall Call Buttons. Call buttons in elevator lobbies and halls shall be centered at 42 in (1065 mm) above the floor. Such call buttons shall have visual signals to indicate when each call is registered and when each call is answered. Call buttons shall be a minimum of 3/4 in (19 mm) in the smallest dimension. The button designating the up direction shall be on top (see Fig. 20)). Buttons shall be raised or flush. Objects mounted beneath hall call buttons shall not project into the elevator lobby more than 4 in (100 mm). 4.10.4 Hall Lanterns. A visible and audible signal shall be provided at each hoistway entrance to indicate which car is answering a call. Audible signals shall sound once for the up direction and twice for the down direction or shall have verbal annunciators that say "up" or "down." Visible signals shall have the following features: (1) Hall lantern fixtures shall be mounted so that their centerline is at least 72 in (1830 mm) above the lobby floor (see Fig. 20). (2) Visual elements shall be at least 2-1/2 in (64 mm) in the smallest dimension. (3) Signals shall be visible from the vicinity of the hall call button (see Fig. 20). In-car lanterns located in cars, visible

from the vicinity of hall call buttons, and conforming to the above requirements, shall be acceptable. 4.10.5 Raised and Braille Characters on Hoistway Entrances. All elevator hoistway entrances shall have raised and Braille floor designations provided on both jambs. The centerline of the characters shall be 60 in (1525 mm) above finish floor. Such characters shall be 2 in (50 mm) high and shall comply with 4.30.4. Permanently applied plates are acceptable if they are permanently fixed to the jambs (see Fig. 20). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.10.1.2 Automatic Operations. Elevator operation shall be automatic. Each car shall be equipped with a selfleveling feature that will automatically bring the car to floor landings within a tolerance of 1/2 in (13 mm) under rated loading to zero loading conditions. This self-leveling feature shall be automatic and independent of the operable part and shall correct for overtravel or undertravel. 4.10.1.3 Call Buttons. Call buttons in elevator lobbies and halls shall be centered at 42 in (1065 mm) above the floor, as shown in Fig. B4.10.1. Such call buttons shall have visual signals to indicate when each call is registered and when each call is answered. Call buttons shall be 3/4 in (19 mm) minimum in the smallest dimension. The button that designates the up direction shall be located above the button that designates the down direction. Objects located beneath hall call buttons shall protrude into the elevator lobby 4 in (100 mm) maximum. 4.10.1.4 Hall Signals. A visible and audible signal shall be provided at each hoistway entrance to indicate which car is answering a call and the direction of travel, except that in-car signals located in cars, visible from the floor area adjacent to the hall call buttons, and conforming to the requirements of this subsection, shall be acceptable. Audible signals shall sound once for the up direction and twice for the down direction, or shall have verbal annunciators that state the word "up" or "down." Visible signals shall have the following features: - Hall signal fixtures shall be centered at 72 in (1830 mm) minimum above the lobby floor. See Fig. B4.10.1. - The visible signal elements shall be 2 1/2 in (63 mm) minimum in the smallest dimension. - Signals shall be visible from the floor area adjacent to the hall call button. 4.10.1.5* Tactile Signage on Hoistway Entrances. Raised

character and Braille floor designations shall be provided on both jambs of elevator hoistway entrances and shall be centered at 60 in (1525 mm) above the floor. See Fig. B4.10.1. Such characters shall be 2 in (51 mm) high nominal and shall comply with 4.28.6. BCMC Comments* E. N.E. ANSI allows recessed buttons which are not allowed in ADA Standards. Raised or flush buttons allow people with limited manual dexterity to activate them with an open hand or closed fist. E. E. 59 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03774 ADA Title III Requirements 4.10.6* Door Protective and Reopening Device. Elevator doors shall open and close automatically. They shall be provided with a reopening device that will stop and reopen a car door and hoistway door automatically if the door becomes obstructed by an object or person. The device shall be capable of completing these operations without requiring contact for an obstruction passing through the opening at heights of 5 in and 29 in (125 mm and 735 mm) above finish floor (see Fig. 20). Door reopening devices shall remain effective for at least 20 seconds. After such an interval, doors may close in accordance with the requirements of ASME A17.1-1990. 4.10.7* Door and Signal Timing for Hall Calls. The minimum acceptable time from notification that a car is answering a call until the doors of that car start to close shall be calculated from the following equation: T = D/(1.5 ft/s) or T = D/(445 mm/s) where T total time (in seconds) and D distance (in feet or millimeters) from a point in the lobby or corridor 60 in (1525 mm) directly in front of the farthest call button controlling that car to the centerline of its hoistway door (see Fig. 21). For cars with in-car lanterns, T begins when the lantern is visible from the vicinity of hall call buttons and an audible signal is sounded. The minimum acceptable notification time shall be 5 seconds. 4.10.8 Door Delay for Car Calls. The minimum time for

elevator doors to remain fully open in response to a car call shall be 3 seconds. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.10.1.6* Door Protective and Reopening Device. Elevator doors shall open and close automatically. Elevator doors shall be provided with a reopening device that shall stop and reopen a car door and hoistway door automatically if the door becomes obstructed by an object or person. The device shall be activated by sensing an obstruction passing through the door opening at 5 in and at 29 in (125 mm and 735 mm) above the floor. The device shall not require physical contact to be activated, although contact may occur before the door reverses. Door reopening devices shall remain effective for 20 seconds minimum. 4.10.1.7* Door and Signal Timing for Hall Calls. The minimum acceptable time from notification that a car is answering a call until the doors of that car start to close shall be calculated from one of the following equations: T= OR T = = 5 seconds minimum where T = total time in seconds and D = distance (in feet or millimeters) from the point in the lobby or corridor 60 in (1525 mm) directly in front of the farthest call button controlling that car to the centerline of its hoistway door. For cars with in-car signals, T begins when the signal is visible from the point 60 in (1525 mm) directly in front of the farthest hall call button and the audible signal is sounded. 4.10.1.8 Door Delay for Car Calls. Elevator doors shall remain fully open in response to a car call for 3 seconds minimum. BCMC Comments* E. E. E. 60 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03775 ADA Title III Requirements 4.10.9 Floor Plan of Elevator Cars. The floor area of elevator cars shall provide space for wheelchair users to enter the car, maneuver within reach of controls, and exit from the car. Acceptable door opening and inside

dimensions shall be as shown in Fig. 22. The clearance between the car platform sill and the edge of any hoistway landing shall be no greater than 1-1/4 in (32 mm). Figure 22 of the ADA Standards. Minimum Dimensions of Elevator Cars. 22(a) Illustrates an elevator with a door providing a 36 in (915 mm) minimum clear width, in the middle of the elevator. The width of the elevator car is a minimum of 80 in (2030 mm). The depth of the elevator car measured from the back wall to the elevator door is a minimum of 54 in (1370 mm). The depth of the elevator car measured from the back wall to the control panel is a minimum of 51 in (1291 mm). 22(b) Illustrates an elevator with door providing a minimum 36 in (915 mm) clear width, located to one side of the elevator. The width of the elevator car is a minimum of 68 in (1730 mm). The depth of the elevator car measured from the back wall to the elevator door is a minimum of 54 in (1370 mm). The depth of the elevator car measured from the back wall to the control panel is a minimum of 51 in (1291 mm). 4.10.10 Floor Surfaces. Floor surfaces shall comply with 4.5. 4.10.11 Illumination Levels. The level of illumination at the car controls, platform, and car threshold and landing sill shall be at least 5 footcandles (53.8 lux). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.10.1.9* Inside Dimensions of Elevator Cars. The inside dimensions of elevator cars shall provide space for wheelchair users to enter the car, maneuver within reach of controls, and exit from the car. The clearance between the car platform sill and the edge of any hoistway landing shall be 1 1/4 in (32 mm) maximum. 4.10.1.10 Floor Surfaces. Floor surfaces in elevator cars shall comply with 4.5. 4.10.1.11 Illumination Levels. The level of illumination at the car controls, platform, and car threshold and landing sill shall be 5 footcandles (53.8 lux) minimum. BCMC Comments* E. E. E. 61 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995

01-03776 ADA Title III Requirements 4.10.12* Car Controls. Elevator control panels shall have the following features: (1) Buttons. All control buttons shall be at least 3/4 in (19 mm) in their smallest dimension. They shall be raised or flush. (2) Tactile, Braille, and Visual Control Indicators. All control buttons shall be designated by Braille and by raised standard alphabet characters for letters, Arabic characters for numerals, or standard symbols as shown in Fig. 23(a), and as required in ASME A17.1-1990. Raised and Braille characters and symbols shall comply with 4.30. The call button for the main entry floor shall be designated by a raised star at the left of the floor designation (see Fig. 23(a)). All raised designations for control buttons shall be placed immediately to the left of the button to which they apply. Applied plates, permanently attached, are an acceptable means to provide raised control designations. Floor buttons shall be provided with visual indicators to show when each call is registered. The visual indicators shall be extinguished when each call is answered. (3) Height. All floor buttons shall be no higher than 54 in (1370 mm) above the finish floor for side approach and 48 in (1220 mm) for front approach. Emergency controls, including the emergency alarm and emergency stop, shall be grouped at the bottom of the panel and shall have their centerlines no less than 35 in (890 mm) above the finish floor (see Fig. 23(a) and (b)). Figure 23 of the ADA Standards. Car Controls. 23(a) Panel Detail. The diagram illustrates the symbols used for the following control buttons: main entry floor, door closed, door open, emergency alarm, and emergency stop. The diagram further states that the octagon symbol for the emergency stop shall be raised but the X (inside the octagon) is not. (4) Location. Controls shall be located on a front wall if cars have center opening doors, and at the side wall or at the front wall next to the door if cars have side opening doors (see Fig. 23(c) and (d)). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.10.1.12* Car Controls. Elevator control panels shall have the following features: 4.10.1.12.1 Control buttons shall be 3/4 in (19 mm) minimum in their smallest dimension. Control buttons shall

be raised, flush, or recessed. Control buttons shall be arranged with numbers in ascending order. When two or more columns of buttons are provided they shall read from left to right. See Fig. B4.10.1.12(a). 4.10.1.12.3 Floor buttons shall be located 54 in (1370 mm) maximum above the floor for parallel approach and 48 in (1220 mm) maximum for front approach. Emergency controls, including the emergency alarm, shall be grouped at the bottom of the panel. Emergency control buttons shall have their centerlines 35 in (890 mm) minimum above the floor. See Fig. B4.10.1.12(c). 4.10.1.12.4 Controls shall be located on a front wall if cars have center opening doors, and at the side wall or at the front wall next to the door if cars have side opening doors. BCMC Comments* N.E. ADA requires raised or flush buttons so they can be activated by an open hand or closed fist. ANSI fails to require Braille designation. Paragraph about arrangement of control buttons exceeds ADA. 62 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03777 ADA Title III Requirements 4.10.13* Car Position Indicators. In elevator cars, a visual car position indicator shall be provided above the car control panel or over the door to show the position of the elevator in the hoistway. As the car passes or stops at a floor served by the elevators, the corresponding numerals shall illuminate, and an audible signal shall sound. Numerals shall be a minimum of 1/2 in (13 mm) high. The audible signal shall be no less than 20 decibels with a frequency no higher than 1500 Hz. An automatic verbal announcement of the floor number at which a car stops or which a car passes may be substituted for the audible signal. 4.10.14* Emergency Communications. If provided, emergency two-way communication systems between the elevator and a point outside the hoistway shall comply with ASME A17.1-1990. The highest operable part of a two-way communication system shall be a maximum of 48 in (1220 mm) from the floor of the car. It shall be

identified by a raised symbol and lettering complying with 4.30 and located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset then the length of the cord from the panel to the handset shall be at least 29 in (735 mm). If the system is located in a closed compartment the compartment door hardware shall conform to 4.27, Controls and Operating Mechanisms. The emergency intercommunication system shall not require voice communication. 4.11 Platform Lifts (Wheelchair Lifts). 4.11.1 Location. Platform lifts (wheelchair lifts) permitted by 4.1 shall comply with the requirements of 4.11. 4.11.2* Other Requirements. If platform lifts (wheelchair lifts) are used, they shall comply with 4.2.4, 4.5, 4.27, and ASME A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, Section XX, 1990. 4.11.3 Entrance. If platform lifts are used then they shall facilitate unassisted entry, operation, and exit from the lift in compliance with 4.11.2. 4.12 Windows. 4.12.1* General. (Reserved). 4.12.2* Window Hardware. (Reserved). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.10.1.13* Car Position Indicators. In elevator cars, both audible and visible car floor location indicators shall be provided. 4.10.1.13.1 Visible. Indicator shall be located above the car control panel or above the door. Numerals shall be 1/2 in (13 mm) minimum. As the car passes or stops at a floor served by the elevator, the corresponding character shall illuminate. 4.10.1.13.2 Audible. Indicator shall be 20 decibels minimum with a frequency of 1500 Hz maximum above ambient. Indicator shall be either an audible signal which sounds when the car passes a floor and when a car stops at a floor served by the elevator, or an automatic verbal announcement which announces the floor at which the car has stopped. 4.10.1.14* Emergency Communications. If provided, car emergency signaling devices between the elevator and a point outside the hoistway shall comply with ASME/ANSI A17.1. The highest operable part of a two-way communication system shall be 54 in (1370 mm) maximum above the floor for parallel approach and 48 in (1220 mm) maximum above the floor for front approach.

If the device is located in a closed compartment, the compartment door hardware shall comply with 4.25. The device shall be identified by raised symbols and lettering complying with 4.28 and located adjacent to the device. If the system uses a handset, the cord from the panel to the handset shall be 29 in (735 mm) long minimum. The car emergency signaling device shall not be limited to voice communication. If instructions for use are provided, essential information shall be presented in both tactile and visual form. 4.11 Wheelchair Lifts Wheelchair lifts, if provided, shall comply with ASME/ANSI A17.1 and with 4.2.4, 4.5 and 4.25. Wheelchair lifts shall not require an attendant for operation. 4.12 Windows* Windows that are required to be operable by occupants in accessible spaces shall have locks, cranks and other window hardware that comply with 4.25. BCMC Comments* E. N.E. ANSI allows a 54 inch side reach to highest operable part. P.N.E. ADA Standards require unassisted entry, operation and exit. This is not the same as "shall not require an attendant for operation." One might still have to go into building to hunt for a key. Exceeds. 63 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03778 ADA Title III Requirements 4.13 Doors. 4.13.1 General. Doors required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with the requirements of 4.13. 4.13.2 Revolving Doors and Turnstiles. Revolving doors or turnstiles shall not be the only means of passage at an accessible entrance or along an accessible route. An accessible gate or door shall be provided adjacent to the turnstile or revolving door and shall be so designed as to facilitate the same use pattern. 4.13.3 Gates. Gates, including ticket gates, shall meet all applicable specifications of 4.13. 4.13.4 Double-Leaf Doorways. If doorways have two

independently operated door leaves, then at least one leaf shall meet the specifications in 4.13.5 and 4.13.6. That leaf shall be an active leaf. 4.13.5 Clear Width. Doorways shall have a minimum clear opening of 32 in (815 mm) with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop (see Fig. 24(a), (b), (c), and (d)). Openings more than 24 in (610 mm) in depth shall comply with 4.2.1 and 4.3.3 (see Fig. 24 (e)). EXCEPTION: Doors not requiring full user passage, such as shallow closets, may have the clear opening reduced to 20 in (510 mm) minimum. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.13 Doors 4.13.1 General. Accessible doors shall comply with the requirements of 4.13. 4.13.2 Revolving Doors and Turnstiles. Accessible revolving doors or turnstiles shall comply with 4.13. 4.13.3 Gates. Gates, including ticket gates, shall comply with 4.13. 4.13.4. Double-Leaf Doorways. At least one of the active leaves of doorways with two independently operated leaves serving non-storage areas shall comply with 4.13.5 and 4.13.6. 4.13.5 Clear Width. Doorways shall have a clear opening of 32 in (815 mm) minimum with door open 90 degrees. Clear opening shall be measured between the face of door and stop. See Fig. B4.13.5. Openings more than 24 in (610 mm) deep shall comply with 4.2.1 and 4.3.3. BCMC 15.1 Doorway Width. Doorways shall have a minimum clear width of 32 inches. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Doorways not required for means of egress in Group R2 and R3 occupancies. 2. Group I3 occupancies. 3. Storage closets less than 10 sq ft in area and less than or equal to 24 inches in depth. 4. Revolving doors. 5. Interior egress doorways within a dwelling unit not required to be adaptable or accessible shall have a minimum clear width of 29 3/4 inches. Comments* E. N.E. The ADA prohibits revolving

doors as accessible entrances or as part of the only means of passage at accessible routes. Although an accessible revolving door might constitute equivalent facilitation, merely complying with 4.13 will not make a revolving door accessible. The dimensions, speed, and weight of the door itself must also be addressed. E. P.N.E. Allows storage areas to have double-leaf doors that are not accessible. This is alright if limited to small closets. ANSI E. BCMC 15.1 E. except exceptions: 2. P.N.E. 3. E. 4. E. 5. N.E. to the extent this exempts dwelling units in transient lodging. 64 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03779 ADA Title III Requirements 4.13.6 Maneuvering Clearances at Doors. Minimum maneuvering clearances at doors that are not automatic or power-assisted shall be as shown in Fig. 25. The floor or ground area within the required clearances shall be level and clear. EXCEPTION: Entry doors to acute care hospital bedrooms for in-patients shall be exempted from the requirement for space at the latch side of the door (see dimension "x" in Fig. 25) if the door is at least 44 in (1120 mm) wide. Figure 25 of the ADA Standards. Maneuvering Clearances at Doors. NOTE: All doors in alcoves shall comply with the clearances for front approaches. 25(a) Front Approaches - Swinging Doors. Front approaches to pull side of swinging doors shall have maneuvering space that extends 18 in (455 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door and 60 in (1525 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. Front approaches to push side of swinging doors, if equipped with both closer and latch, shall have maneuvering space that extends 12 in (305 mm) minimum

beyond the latch side of the door and 48 in (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. Front approaches to push side of swinging doors, if not equipped with latch and closer, shall have maneuvering space that is the same width as door opening and extends 48 in (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.13.6 Maneuvering Clearances at Doors. Minimum maneuvering clearances shall comply with 4.13.6. 4.13.6.15 Floor or ground surfaces within the required maneuvering spaces shall have a slope not steeper than 1:48 and shall be clear. 4.13.6.14 Doors in alcoves shall comply with 4.13.6.1, 4.13.6.2 and 4.13.6.7, clearances for front approach. 4.13.6.16 Doors to hospital bedrooms shall be exempt from the requirement for space at the latch side of door provided the door is 44 in (1120 mm) wide minimum. 4.13.6.1 Front approaches to pull side of swinging doors shall have maneuvering space that extends 18 in (455 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door and 60 in (1525 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(a). 4.13.6.2 Front approaches to push side of swinging doors, equipped with both closer and latch, shall have maneuvering space that extends 12 in (305 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door and 48 in (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(a). 4.13.6.3 Front approaches to push side of swinging doors, not equipped with latch and closer, shall have maneuvering space that is the same width as door opening and extends 48 in (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(a). BCMC 15.3.1 The floor surface on both sides of a door shall be at the same elevation. The floor surface over which the door swings shall extend from the door in the closed position a distance equal to the door width. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Exterior doors not on an accessible route. 2. Variations in elevation due to differences in finish materials, but not more than 1/2 inch. Comments* ANSI 4.13.6 - E. (exceeds because no exemption given for automatic

doors.) 4.13.6.14 - P.N.E. More specific than ADA Standards but not sure language is correct. 4.13.6.7 is not a front approach and this requirement conflicts with perpendicular dimension of 4.13.6.1. Need to drop the reference to 4.13.6.7. 4.13.6.15 - E. 4.13.6.16 - N.E. Exemption is given to all hospital bedrooms not just acute care bedrooms. BCMC N.E. Does not provide sufficient maneuvering space. E. 65 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03780 ADA Title III Requirements 25(b) Hinge Side Approaches. Hinge-side approaches to pull side of swinging doors shall have maneuvering space that extends 36 in (915 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door if 60 in (1525 mm) minimum is provided perpendicular to the doorway or maneuvering space that extends 42 in (1065 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door if 54 in (1370 mm) minimum is provided perpendicular to the doorway. Hinge-side approaches to push side of swinging doors, if not equipped with both latch and closer, shall have a maneuvering space of 54 in (1370 mm) minimum parallel to the doorway, extending from the latch side to beyond the hinge side, and 42 in (1065 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. Hinge side approaches to push side of swinging doors, if equipped with both latch and closer, shall have maneuvering space of 54 in (1370 mm) minimum parallel to the doorway, extending from the latch side to beyond the hinge side, and 48 in (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. 25(c) Latch Side Approaches -- Swinging Doors. Latch-side approaches to pull side of swinging doors that have closers shall have maneuvering space that extends 24 in (610 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door and 54 in (1370 mm) minimum perpendicular to the

doorway. Latch-side approaches to pull side of swinging doors, if not equipped with closers, shall have maneuvering space that extends 24 in (610 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door and 48 in (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. Latch-side approaches to push side of swinging doors that have closers shall have maneuvering space that extends 24 in (610 mm) minimum parallel to the doorway beyond the latch side of the door and 48 in (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. Latch-side approaches to push side of swinging doors, if not equipped with closers, shall have maneuvering space that extends 24 in (610 mm) minimum parallel to the doorway beyond the latch side of the door and 42 in (1065 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.13.6.4 Hinge-side approaches to pull side of swinging doors shall have maneuvering space that extends 36 in (915 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door if 60 in (1525 mm) minimum is provided perpendicular to the doorway, or shall have maneuvering space that extends 42 in (1065 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door if 54 in (1370 mm) minimum is provided perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(b). 4.13.6.5 Hinge-side approaches to push side of swinging doors, not equipped with both latch and closer, shall have a maneuvering space of 54 in (1370 mm) minimum, parallel to the doorway and 42 in (1065 mm) minimum, perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(b). 4.13.6.6 Hinge-side approaches to push side of swinging doors, equipped with both latch and closer, shall have maneuvering space of 54 in (1370 mm) minimum, parallel to the doorway, 48 in (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(b). 4.13.6.7 Latch-side approaches to pull side of swinging doors, with closers, shall have maneuvering space that extends 24 in (610 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door and 54 in (1370 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(c). 4.13.6.8 Latch-side approaches to pull side of swinging doors, not equipped with closers, shall have maneuvering space that extends 24 in (610 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door and 48 in (1220 mm) minimum

perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(c). 4.13.6.9 Latch-side approaches to push side of swinging doors, with closers, shall have maneuvering space that extends 24 in (610 mm) minimum parallel to the doorway beyond the latch side of the door and 48 in (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(c). 4.13.6.10 Latch-side approaches to push side of swinging doors, not equipped with closers, shall have maneuvering space that extends 24 in (610 mm) minimum parallel to the doorway beyond the latch side of the door and 42 in (1065 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(c). BCMC Comments* N.E. In #5 and #6, ANSI fails to specify that the 54 in. must be measured from the latch side. E. 66 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03781 ADA Title III Requirements 25(d) Front Approach - Sliding Doors and Folding Doors. Front approaches to sliding doors and folding doors shall have maneuvering space that is the same width as the door opening extending 48 in (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. 25(e) Slide-side approaches to sliding doors and folding doors shall have a maneuvering space of 54 in (1370 mm) minimum parallel to the doorway, extending from the latch side to beyond the hinge side, and 42 in (1065 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. 25(f) Latch Side Approach - Sliding Doors and Folding Doors. Latch-side approaches to sliding doors and folding doors shall have a maneuvering space that extends 24 in (610 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door and extends 42 in (1065 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. 4.13.7 Two Doors in Series. The minimum space between two hinged or pivoted doors in series shall be 48 in (1220 mm) plus the width of any door swinging into the space. Doors in series shall swing either in the same direction or away from the space between the doors (see Fig. 26). 4.13.8* Thresholds at Doorways. Thresholds at doorways shall not exceed 3/4 in (19 mm) in height for exterior

sliding doors or 1/2 in (13 mm) for other types of doors. Raised thresholds and floor level changes at accessible doorways shall be beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2 (see 4.5.2). 4.13.9* Door Hardware. Handles, pulls, latches, locks, and other operating devices on accessible doors shall have a shape that is easy to grasp with one hand and does not require tight grasping, tight pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. When sliding doors are fully open, operating hardware shall be exposed and usable from both sides. Hardware required for accessible door passage shall be mounted no higher than 48 in (1220 mm) above finished floor. 4.13.10* Door Closers. If a door has a closer, then the sweep period of the closer shall be adjusted so that from an open position of 70 degrees, the door will take at least 3 seconds to move to a point 3 in (75 mm) from the latch, measured to the leading edge of the door. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.13.6.11 Front approaches to sliding doors and folding doors shall have maneuvering space that is the same width as the door opening and shall extend 48 in (1220 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(d). 4.13.6.12 Slide-side approaches to sliding doors and folding doors shall have a maneuvering space of 54 in (1370 mm) minimum, parallel to the doorway, and 42 in (1065 mm) minimum, perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(e). 4.13.6.13 Latch-side approaches to sliding doors and folding doors shall have a maneuvering space that extends 24 in (610 mm) minimum beyond the latch side of the door and extends 42 in (1065 mm) minimum perpendicular to the doorway. See Fig. B4.13.6(f). 4.13.7 Two Doors in Series. Space between two hinged or pivoted doors in series shall be 48 in (1220 mm) minimum plus the width of any door swinging into the space. Doors in series shall swing either in same direction or away from space between doors. See Fig. B4.13.7. 4.13.8* Thresholds at Doorways. Thresholds, if provided, at doorways shall be 1/2 in (13 mm) high maximum except that thresholds for exterior residential sliding doors shall be 3/4 in (19 mm) high maximum. Raised thresholds and

floor level changes shall comply with 4.5.2. 4.13.9* Door Hardware. Handles, pulls, latches, locks, and other operable parts on accessible doors shall have a shape that is easy to grasp with one hand and does not require tight grasping, tight pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Such hardware shall be mounted within reach ranges specified in 4.2. When sliding doors are in the fully open position, operating hardware shall be exposed and usable from both sides. 4.13.10* Door Closers. Door closers shall be adjusted so that from an open position of 90 degrees, the time required to move the door to an open position of 12 degrees will be 5 seconds minimum. BCMC 15.3.2 Thresholds at doorways shall not exceed 3/4 inch in height for exterior residential sliding doors or 1/2 inch for other doors. Raised thresholds and floor level changes greater than 1/4 inch at doorways shall be beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. 15.2 Hardware. 15.2.1 Door handles, pulls, latches, locks and other operating devices shall be at a maximum height of 48 inches. 15.2.2 The operating devices shall be capable of operating with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, tight pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. EXCEPTION: Hardware for doors within or serving a single dwelling unit that is not required to be accessible or adaptable by 5.0. Comments* N.E. In #12, ANSI fails to specify that the 54 in. is measured from the latch side. E. ANSI E. BCMC E. ANSI E. BCMC Exception - P.N.E. for dwelling units in transient lodging. Exceeds. ADA Requires +/- 13.6 in/sec ANSI = +/- 9.8 in/sec -(considerably slower) 67 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995

01-03782 ADA Title III Requirements 4.13.11* Door Opening Force. The maximum force for pushing or pulling open a door shall be as follows: (1) Fire doors shall have the minimum opening force allowable by the appropriate administrative authority. (2) Other doors. (a) exterior hinged doors: (Reserved) (b) interior hinged doors: 5 lbf (22.2N) (c) sliding or folding doors: 5 lbf (22.2N) These forces do not apply to the force required to retract latch bolts or disengage other devices that may hold the door in a closed position. 4.13.12* Automatic Doors and Power-Assisted Doors. If an automatic door is used, then it shall comply with ANSI/BHMA A156.10-1985. Slowly opening, low-powered, automatic doors shall comply with ANSI A156.19-1984. Such doors shall not open to back check faster than 3 seconds and shall require no more than 15 lbf (66.6N) to stop door movement. If a power-assisted door is used, its door-opening force shall comply with 4.13.11 and its closing shall conform to the requirements in ANSI A156.19-1984. 4.14 Entrances. 4.14.1 Minimum Number. Entrances required to be accessible by 4.1 shall be part of an accessible route complying with 4.3. Such entrances shall be connected by an accessible route to public transportation stops, to accessible parking and passenger loading zones, and to public streets or sidewalks if available (see 4.3.2(1)). They shall also be connected by an accessible route to all accessible spaces or elements within the building or facility. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.13.11* Door-Opening Force. Fire doors shall have the minimum opening force allowable by the appropriate administrative authority. The required force for pushing open or pulling open doors other than fire doors shall be as follows: - interior hinged door: 5.0 lb (22.2 N) maximum - sliding/folding door: 5.0 lb (22.2 N) maximum These forces do not apply to the force required to retract latch bolts or disengage other devices that hold the door in a closed position. 4.13.12 Automatic Doors. Automatic doors shall comply

with ANSI/BHMA A156.10. 4.13.13 Power-Assisted Doors and Low-Energy PowerOperated Doors. Power-assisted doors shall comply with ANSI/BHMA A156.19. The time required for such doors to open to the back check position shall be 3 seconds minimum. The force required to stop door movement shall be 15 lb (66.6 N) maximum. 4.13.14* Door Surface. The bottom 12 in (305 mm) of all doors except automatic doors, power assisted doors, and sliding doors shall have a smooth uninterrupted surface to allow the door to be opened by a wheelchair footrest without creating a trap or hazardous condition. When narrow stile and rail doors are used, a 12 in (305 mm) high minimum, smooth panel, extending the full width of the door, shall be installed on the push side(s) of the door which will allow the door to be opened by a wheelchair footrest without creating a trap or hazardous condition. Cavities created by kick plates shall be capped. 4.14 Entrances Accessible entrances to a building or facility shall comply with 4.3. They shall be connected by an accessible route to all accessible spaces or elements within the building or facility. BCMC 15.2.3 Opening forces shall not exceed the following: 1. Interior side-swinging doors without closers - 5 lb. 2. Sliding or folding doors - 5 lb. 3. Other side-swinging doors: Latch release - 15 lb. Static opening - 30 lb. Swing opening - 15 lb. 4. Special locking - 15 lb. 3.1.1 Accessible routes within the site shall be provided from public transportation stops, accessible parking and accessible passenger loading zones, and public streets or sidewalks to the accessible building entrance they serve. Comments* ANSI E. BCMC E. E. Exceeds. ANSI N.E. ANSI does not specifically address exterior elements, public streets, parking and passenger loading zones. See

also 4.3.2 (1) where these are also deleted. Route to accessible parking is addressed in ANSI 4.6.2., but route is not addressed in passenger loading zone. BCMC N.E. BCMC does not specifically require all accessible entrances to be part of accessible routes. Together, ANSI and BCMC are E. 68 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03783 ADA Title III Requirements 4.14.2 Service Entrances. A service entrance shall not be the sole accessible entrance unless it is the only entrance to a building or facility (for example, in a factory or garage). 4.15 Drinking Fountains and Water Coolers. 4.15.1 Minimum Number. Drinking fountains or water coolers required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.15. 4.15.2* Spout Height. Spouts shall be no higher than 36 in (915 mm), measured from the floor or ground surfaces to the spout outlet (see Fig. 27(a)). 4.15.3 Spout Location. The spouts of drinking fountains and water coolers shall be at the front of the unit and shall direct the water flow in a trajectory that is parallel or nearly parallel to the front of the unit. The spout shall provide a flow of water at least 4 in (100 mm) high so as to allow the insertion of a cup or glass under the flow of water. On an accessible drinking fountain with a round or oval bowl, the spout must be positioned so the flow of water is within 3 in (75 mm) of the front edge of the fountain. 4.15.4 Controls. Controls shall comply with 4.27.4. Unit controls shall be front mounted or side mounted near the front edge. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.15 Drinking Fountains and Water Coolers 4.15.1* General. When fixed, accessible drinking fountains and water coolers shall comply with 4.4 and 4.15. 4.15.2 Spouts. 4.15.2.1* Height. Spout outlets shall be 36 in (915 mm) maximum above the floor. See Fig. B4.15.2.1.

4.15.2.2* Location. Spouts of drinking fountains and water coolers arranged for parallel approach shall be located 3 in (75 mm) maximum from the front edge. Spouts of cantilevered drinking fountains and water coolers with knee and toe clearances, shall be located 15 in (380 mm) minimum from the vertical support and 5 in (125 mm) maximum from the front edge. 4.15.2.3 Flow. Spouts shall provide a flow of water 4 in (100 mm) high minimum so as to allow the insertion of a cup or glass under the flow of water. Measured horizontally, relative to the front face of the unit, the angle of the water stream from spouts located within 3 in (75 mm) of the front of the unit shall be 30 degrees maximum and spouts located between 3 in and 5 in (75 mm and 125 mm) from the front shall be 15 degrees maximum. See Fig. B4.15.2.3. 4.15.3 Operable Parts. Operable parts shall be located at or near the front edge of the fountain or water cooler and shall comply with 4.25.4. BCMC 4.1 Each building and structure, and each separate tenancy within a building or structure, shall be provided with at least one entrance which complies with the accessible route provisions of CABO/ANSI A117.1. Not less than 50% of the entrances shall be accessible. EXCEPTION: Loading and service entrances. Comments* N.E. Exempts all loading and service entrances. E. E. N.E. This requires the spout to be within 3". ADA requires the flow to be within 3" for oval or round bowls. Figure B4.15.2.3 shows 45 degrees, not 30 degrees maximum of text. E. 69 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03784 ADA Title III Requirements 4.15.5 Clearances. (1) Wall- and post-mounted cantilevered units shall have a clear knee space between the bottom of the apron and the floor or ground at least 27 in (685 mm) high, 30 in

(760 mm) wide, and 17 in to 19 in (430 mm to 485 mm) deep (see Fig. 27(a) and (b)). Such units shall also have a minimum clear floor space 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) to allow a person in a wheelchair to approach the unit facing forward. Figure 27 of the ADA Standards. Drinking Fountains and Water Coolers. 27(a) Spout Height and Knee Clearance. The 27 in (685 mm) high minimum clear knee space must be free of equipment or obstructions for a minimum of 8 in (205 mm) extending from the front edge of the fountain back toward the wall. In addition, a minimum 9 in (230 mm) high toe clearance space must be provided extending back toward the wall to a distance no more than 6 in (150 mm) from the back wall. The toe clearance space must be free of equipment or obstructions. 4.15.5 (2) Free-standing or built-in units not having a clear space under them shall have a clear floor space at least 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) that allows a person in a wheelchair to make a parallel approach to the unit (see Fig. 27(c) and (d)). This clear floor space shall comply with 4.2.4. 4.16 Water Closets. 4.16.1 General. Accessible water closets shall comply with 4.16. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.15.4 Clearances 4.15.4.1 Knee and Toe Clearances. Wall-mounted or postmounted cantilevered units shall extend 17 in (430 mm) minimum from the vertical support. Clear knee space shall be provided in accordance with 4.2.4.3. The clear knee space shall be 8 in (205 mm) in depth minimum at 27 in (685 mm) minimum above the floor or ground, and 11 in (280 mm) in depth minimum at 9 in (230 mm) minimum above the floor or ground. Clear toe space shall be provided in accordance with 4.2.4.3. See Fig. B4.15.2.1. Where the basin and spout assembly is supported on a cantilevered arm 8 in (205 mm) wide maximum, the clear space between the bottom of the arm and floor shall be 25 in (635 mm) minimum. 4.15.4.2 Floor Space. Forward approach units shall comply with 4.2. Units in alcoves shall comply with 4.2.4.4. See Fig. B4.15.2.1(b). Units not having the necessary knee and toe clearance or clear space under them shall comply with 4.2.4 and have a clear floor space

that allows a person in a wheelchair to make a parallel approach to the unit. 4.17 Water Closets 4.17.1 General. Accessible water closets shall comply with 4.17. Water closets shall be mounted adjacent to a side wall or partition. The distance from the side wall or partition to the centerline of the water closet shall be 18 in (455 mm). Water closets in dwelling units shall comply with 4.33.3.2. BCMC Comments* N.E. regarding 2 in. lower knee clearance for basins on cantilevered arms. E. Except that dwelling units in transient lodging would not be in compliance using 4.33.3.2. 70 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03785 ADA Title III Requirements 4.16.2 Clear Floor Space. Clear floor space for water closets not in stalls shall comply with Fig. 28. Clear floor space may be arranged to allow either a left-handed or right-handed approach. Figure 28 of the ADA Standards. Clear Floor Space at Water Closets. For a side or front approach, the water closet must be located along the back wall and the centerline of the water closet must be 18 in (455 mm) from the side wall with the side grab bar. For a front approach/transfer, there must be a clear floor space at the water closet that is a minimum 48 in (1220 mm) in width (parallel to the back wall) and a minimum of 66 in (1675 mm) in length. If there is no stall, an accessible lavatory may overlap the clear floor space at the back wall as long as a minimum 18 in (455 mm) clearance is maintained between the centerline of the water closet and the nearest edge of the lavatory. For a side approach/transfer, there must be a clear floor space at the water closet that is a minimum of 48 in (1220 mm) in width (parallel to the back wall) and a minimum of 56 in (1420 mm) in length. If there is no stall, an accessible lavatory may overlap the clear floor space at the back wall as along as a minimum 18 in (455 mm) clearance is maintained between the centerline of the

water closet and the nearest edge of the lavatory. For a forward and side approach or for a lateral transfer, there must be a clear floor space at the water closet that is a minimum of 60 in (1525 mm) in width (parallel to the back wall) and a minimum of 56 in (1420 mm) in length. There must be a clear floor space of 42 in (1066 mm) minimum from the centerline of the water closet to the nearest obstruction/wall. A lavatory may not overlap this clear space. 4.16.3* Height. The height of water closets shall be 17 in to 19 in (430 mm to 485 mm), measured to the top of the toilet seat. Seats shall not be sprung to return to a lifted position. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.17.2* Clear Floor Space. Clear floor space for water closets not in stalls shall be 48 in (1220 mm) minimum in front of the water closet and 42 in (1065 mm) from the center line of the water closet on the side not adjacent to the wall. See Fig. B4.17.2. 4.17.3* Height. The top of water closet seats shall be 17 in to 19 in (430 mm to 485 mm) above the floor. Seats shall not be sprung to return to a lifted position. See Fig. B4.17.3. BCMC Comments* Exceeds. ADA Standards do not require 48 inch minimum in front of water closet. ADA Standards allow the lavatory to be in clear floor space. It appears ANSI does not. E. 71 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03786 ADA Title III Requirements 4.16.4* Grab Bars. Grab bars for water closets not located in stalls shall comply with 4.26 and Fig. 29. The grab bar behind the water closet shall be 36 in (915 mm) minimum. Figure 29 of the ADA Standards. Grab Bars at Water Closets. 29(a) Back Wall. A 36 in (915 mm) minimum length grab bar, mounted 33-36 in (840-915 mm) above the finish floor, is required behind the water closet. The grab bar must extend at least 12 in (305) from the centerline of the water closet toward the side wall and at

least 24 in (610 mm) from the centerline of the water closet toward the open side. 29(b) Side Wall. A 42 in (1065 mm) minimum length grab bar is required on the side wall, spaced a maximum of 12 in (305 mm) from the back wall and extending a minimum of 54 in (1370 mm) from the back wall at a height of 33-36 in (840-915 mm). 4.16.5* Flush Controls. Flush controls shall be hand operated or automatic and shall comply with 4.27.4. Controls for flush valves shall be mounted on the wide side of toilet areas no more than 44 in (1120 mm) above the floor. 4.16.6 Dispensers. Toilet paper dispensers shall be installed within reach, as shown in Fig. 29(b). Dispensers that control delivery, or that do not permit continuous paper flow, shall not be used. Fig. 29(b) ...The toilet paper dispenser shall be mounted below the grab bar, at a minimum height of 19 in (485 mm). 4.17 Toilet Stalls. 4.17.1 Location. Accessible toilet stalls shall be on an accessible route and shall meet the requirements of 4.17. 4.17.2 Water Closets. Water closets in accessible stalls shall comply with 4.16. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.17.4* Grab Bars. Grab bars for water closets shall comply with 4.24. Grab bars shall be provided on the rear and side walls adjacent to the water closet. 4.17.4.1 Side wall grab bar shall be 42 in (1065 mm) long minimum, located 12 in (305 mm) maximum from the rear wall and extending 54 in (1370 mm) minimum from the rear wall. See Fig. B4.17.3. 4.17.4.2 The rear wall grab bar shall be 24 in (610 mm) long minimum, centered on the water closet. Where space permits, the bar shall be 36 in (915 mm) long minimum, with the additional length provided on the transfer side of the water closet. See Fig. B4.17.4. 4.17.5* Flush Controls. Flush controls shall be hand operated or automatic and shall comply with 4.25.4. Hand operated controls for flushometers shall be mounted 44 in (1120 mm) maximum above the floor on the wide side of the toilet stall. 4.17.6 Dispensers. Toilet paper dispensers shall comply with 4.25.4 and shall be installed between 7 in and 9 in (180 mm and 230 mm) in front of the water closet. The

outlet of the dispenser shall be located between 15 in and 48 in (380 mm and 1220 mm) above the floor. There shall be a clearance of 1 1/2 in (38 mm) minimum below and 12 in (305 mm) minimum above the grab bar. Dispensers shall not be of a type that control delivery, or that do not allow continuous paper flow. 4.18 Toilet Stalls 4.18.1 General. Accessible toilet stalls shall comply with 4.18. 4.18.2 Water Closets. Water closets in accessible toilet stalls shall comply with 4.17. BCMC Comments* 4.17.4 - E. 4.17.4.1 - E. 4.17.4.2 - N.E. ANSI permits a 24 inch grab bar behind the water closet where space does not allow a 36 inch grab bar. However, there will be no space limitations in new construction. E. E. E. E. 72 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03787 ADA Title III Requirements 4.17.3* Size and Arrangement. The size and arrangement of the standard toilet stall shall comply with Fig. 30(a), Standard Stall. Standard toilet stalls with a minimum depth of 56 in (1420 mm) (see Fig. 30(a)) shall have wall-mounted water closets. If the depth of a standard toilet stall is increased at least 3 in (75 mm), then a floor-mounted water closet may be used. Arrangements shown for standard toilet stalls may be reversed to allow either a left- or right-hand approach. Additional stalls shall be provided in conformance with 4.22.4. EXCEPTION: In instances of alteration work where provision of a standard stall (Fig. 30(a)) is technically infeasible or where plumbing code requirements prevent combining existing stalls to provide space, either alternate stall (Fig. 30(b)) may be provided in lieu of the standard stall. Figure 30 of the ADA Standards. Toilet Stalls.

30(a) Standard Stall. The minimum width of the stall is 60 in (1525 mm). The centerline of the water closet is 18 in (455 mm) from the side wall. The location of the door is in front of the clear space and diagonal to the water closet, with a maximum stile width of 4 in (100 mm). An alternate door location is permitted to be on the adjacent side of the stall also diagonal to the water closet with a maximum stile width of 4 in (100 mm). The minimum width of the standard stall shall be 60 in (1525 mm). If a wall mounted water closet is used, the depth of the stall is required to be a minimum of 56 in (1420 mm). If a floor mounted water closet is used, the depth of the stall is required to be a minimum of 59 in (1500 mm). A grab bar at least 36 in (965 mm) long shall be located behind the water closet, with one end no further than 6 in (150 mm) from the inside corner of the stall. Another grab bar shall extend at least 52 in (1320 mm) along the side wall, with one end no more than 12 in (305 mm) from the back wall. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.18.3* Wheelchair Accessible Stalls. 4.18.3.1 Wheelchair accessible stalls shall be 60 in (1525 mm) wide minimum and 56 in (1420 mm) deep minimum for wall hung water closets and 59 in (1500 mm) deep minimum for floor mounted water closets. See Fig. B4.18.3.1. 4.18.3.2 If the door swings into the stall, the required depth shall be increased by 36 in (915 mm) minimum. See Fig. B4.18.3.2. 4.18.3.3 Arrangements shown for stalls shall be permitted for left-hand or right-hand approach. 4.18.3.4 In wheelchair accessible stalls, the front partition and at least one side partition shall provide a toe clearance of 9 in (230 mm) minimum above the floor. Toe clearance is not required in stalls greater than 60 in (1525 mm) deep. BCMC Comments* E. 73 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03788 ADA Title III Requirements 30(a-1) Standard Stall (end of row). If a standard stall is provided at the end of a row of stalls, and if the length of the stall is extended at least a minimum of 36 in (915 mm)

beyond the required minimum length, the door (if located on the side of the stall) may swing into the stall. Two grab bars are located in the rear and the side of the water closet. 30(b) Alternate Stalls. Two alternate stalls are permitted; one alternate stall is required to be 36 in (915 mm) wide. The other alternate stall is required to be a minimum of 48 in (1220 mm) wide. In either alternate stall, if a wall mounted water closet is used, the depth of the stall is required to be a minimum of 66 in (1675 mm). If a floor mounted water closet is used, the depth of the stall is required to be a minimum of 69 in (1745 mm). The 36 in (915 mm) wide stall shall have parallel grab bars on the side walls. The 48 in (1220 mm) minimum stall shall have a grab bar behind the water closet and one on the side wall next to the water closet. Grab bars are mounted 33-36 in (840-915 mm) above the finish floor. In both alternate stalls, the centerline of the water closet is 18 in (455 mm) from a side wall. In both alternate stalls, the grab bars along the sides of the water closets shall extend at least 54 in (1370 mm) from the back wall and shall have one end no further than 12 in (305 mm) from the back wall. 30(c) Rear Wall of Standard Stall. Grab bars located behind the water closet shall be at least 36 in (915 mm) in length. All grab bars shall be located 33-36 in (840-915 mm) above the finish floor. 30(d) Side Walls. Side grab bars shall be located 33-36 in (840-915 mm) above the finish floor and shall be no more than 12 in (305 mm) from the rear wall. Grab bars shall be at least 40 in (1015 mm) long or at least 42 in (1065 mm) long for alternate stalls. Water closet seat heights shall be between 17 in (430 mm) and 19 in (485 mm). Toilet paper dispensers shall be below the grab bar and at least 19 in (485 mm) above the floor and no further than 36 in (915 mm) from the rear wall. 4.17.4 Toe Clearances. In standard stalls, the front partition and at least one side partition shall provide a toe clearance of at least 9 in (230 mm) above the floor. If the depth of the stall is greater than 60 in (1525 mm), then the toe clearance is not required. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.18.3.4 In wheelchair accessible stalls, the front partition and at least one side partition shall provide a toe clearance of 9 in (230 mm) minimum above the floor. Toe clearance

is not required in stalls greater than 60 in (1525 mm) deep. BCMC Comments* See comments above. E. 74 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03789 ADA Title III Requirements 4.17.5* Doors. Toilet stall doors, including door hardware, shall comply with 4.13. If toilet stall approach is from the latch side of the stall door, clearance between the door side of the stall and any obstruction may be reduced to a minimum of 42 in (1065 mm) (Fig. 30). 4.17.6 Grab Bars. Grab bars complying with the length and positioning shown in Fig. 30(a), (b), (c), and (d) shall be provided. Grab bars may be mounted with any desired method as long as they have a gripping surface at the locations shown and do not obstruct the required clear floor area. Grab bars shall comply with 4.26. 4.18 Urinals. 4.18.1 General. Accessible urinals shall comply with 4.18. 4.18.2 Height. Urinals shall be stall-type or wall-hung with an elongated rim at a maximum of 17 in (430 mm) above the finish floor. 4.18.3 Clear Floor Space. A clear floor space 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) shall be provided in front of urinals to allow forward approach. This clear space shall adjoin or overlap an accessible route and shall comply with 4.2.4. Urinal shields that do not extend beyond the front edge of the urinal rim may be provided with 29 in (735 mm) clearance between them. 4.18.4 Flush Controls. Flush controls shall be hand operated or automatic, and shall comply with 4.27.4, and shall be mounted no more than 44 in (1120 mm) above the finish floor. 4.19 Lavatories and Mirrors. 4.19.1 General. The requirements of 4.19 shall apply to lavatory fixtures, vanities, and built-in lavatories. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.18.5 Doors. Toilet stall doors shall comply with 4.13, except that if the approach is to the latch side of the stall door, the clearance between the door side of the stall and any obstruction shall be 42 in (1065 mm) minimum. The

door shall be hinged 4 in (100 mm) maximum from the partition farthest from the water closet. A handle complying with 4.13.9 shall be placed on the inner side of the door near the pivot point or self-closing hinges shall be provided. 4.18.6 Grab Bars. 4.18.6.1 General. Grab bars shall comply with 4.24. 4.18.6.2 Wheelchair Accessible Stalls. A side-wall grab bar complying with 4.17.4.1, located on the wall closest to the water closet, and a rear-wall grab bar complying with 4.17.4.2 shall be provided. See Fig. B4.18.3.1. 4.18.7* Coat Hooks and Shelves. Coat hooks provided within toilet stalls shall be 54 in (1370 mm) maximum above the floor. When provided, a fold down shelf shall be located between 40 in (1015 mm) minimum and 48 in (1220 mm) maximum above the floor. 4.19 Urinals* 4.19.1 General. Accessible urinals shall comply with 4.19. 4.19.2 Height. Urinals shall be of the stall type or wall hung with the rim at 17 in (430 mm) maximum above the floor. 4.19.3 Clear Floor Space. Clear floor space 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) minimum shall be provided in front of urinals to allow forward approach. This clear space shall comply with 4.2.4. Privacy shields shall not extend beyond the front edge of the urinal rim, unless they are 30 in (760 mm) minimum apart. 4.19.4 Flush Controls. Flush controls shall be hand operated or automatic. Hand operated flush controls, shall be mounted between 15 in (380 mm) minimum and 44 in (1120 mm) maximum above the floor and shall comply with 4.25.4. 4.20 Lavatories and Sinks 4.20.1 General. Accessible lavatory fixtures, sinks, vanities, and built-in lavatories shall comply with 4.20. BCMC Comments* E. N.E. Note: 4.17.4.2 allows 24 inch grab bar on rear wall, see above. ADA Standards 4.16.4 N.E. 54 in. will be too high when only a forward approach is possible. E. P.N.E. ADA prohibits shields

beyond rim no matter how far apart. Plus ANSI puts no limits on shields that DO NOT project beyond the rim. Exceeds. ANSI establishes a minimum height for flush controls. E. 75 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03790 ADA Title III Requirements 4.19.2 Height and Clearances. Lavatories shall be mounted with the rim or counter surface no higher than 34 in (865 mm) above the finish floor. Provide a clearance of at least 29 in (735 mm) above the finish floor to the bottom of the apron. Knee and toe clearance shall comply with Fig. 31. Figure 31 of the ADA Standards. Lavatory Clearances. The minimum knee clearance must be free of equipment or obstructions for a minimum of 8 in (205 mm) extending from the front edge of the lavatory back toward the wall. This knee clearance must be 29 in (735 mm) high at the front of the lavatory and no less than 27 in (685 mm) high at a point 8 in (205 mm) back. In addition, a minimum 9 in (230 mm) high toe clearance must be provided extending back toward the wall to a distance no more than 6 in (150 mm) from the back wall. The toe clearance space must be free of equipment or obstructions. 4.19.3 Clear Floor Space. A clear floor space 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) complying with 4.2.4 shall be provided in front of a lavatory to allow forward approach. Such clear floor space shall adjoin or overlap an accessible route and shall extend a maximum of 19 in (485 mm) underneath the lavatory (see Fig. 32). Figure 32 of the ADA Standards. Clear Floor Space at Lavatories. The minimum depth of the lavatory is 17 in (430 mm). 4.19.4 Exposed Pipes and Surfaces. Hot water and drain pipes under lavatories shall be insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. There shall be no sharp or abrasive surfaces under lavatories. 4.19.5 Faucets. Faucets shall comply with 4.27.4. Lever-operated, push-type, and electronically controlled mechanisms are examples of acceptable designs. If

self-closing valves are used the faucet shall remain open for at least 10 seconds. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.20.2 Height 4.20.2.1* Lavatories. Lavatories shall be mounted with the rim 34 in (865 mm) maximum above the floor and with a clearance of 29 in (735 mm) minimum from the floor to the bottom of the apron. 4.20.3 Clearances. 4.20.3.1 Knee and Toe Clearances. Fixtures shall extend 17 in (430 mm) minimum from the wall. Clear knee space shall be provided in accordance with 4.2.4.3. Clearance between the bottom of the front edge of the apron and the floor shall be 29 in (735 mm) minimum. The clear knee space shall be 8 in (205 mm) in depth minimum at 27 in (685 mm) minimum above the floor or ground and 11 in (280 mm) in depth minimum at 9 in (230 mm) minimum above the floor or ground. Clear toe space shall be provided in accordance with 4.2.4.3. The dip of the overflow shall be ignored when checking the clearances. See Fig. B4.20.3.1. 4.20.3.2 Clear Floor Space. Clear floor space shall comply with 4.2.4. Clear floor space, 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) minimum, shall be provided in front of a lavatory or sink to allow a forward approach and shall extend 19 in (485 mm) maximum under the lavatory or sink. See Fig. B4.20.3.2. 4.20.4* Exposed Pipes and Surfaces. Water supply and drain pipes under lavatories or sinks shall be insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact. See Fig. B4.20.3.1. There shall be no sharp or abrasive surfaces under lavatories and sinks. 4.20.5* Faucets. Faucets shall comply with 4.25.4. Selfclosing faucets, when used, shall remain open for 10 seconds minimum. BCMC Comments* 4.20.2 - E. for lavatories (sinks addressed below at ADA 4.24). E. E. E. 76 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03791

ADA Title III Requirements 4.19.6* Mirrors. Mirrors shall be mounted with the bottom edge of the reflecting surface no higher than 40 in (1015 mm) above the finish floor (see Fig. 31). 4.20 Bathtubs. 4.20.1 General. Accessible bathtubs shall comply with 4.20. 4.20.2 Floor Space. Clear floor space in front of bathtubs shall be as shown in Fig. 33. Figure 33 of the ADA Standards. Clear Floor Space at Bathtubs. 33(a) With Seat in Tub. If the approach is parallel to the bathtub, a 30 in (760 mm) minimum width by 60 in (1525 mm) minimum length clear space is required alongside the bathtub. If the approach is perpendicular to the bathtub, a 48 in (1220 mm) minimum width by 60 in (1525 mm) minimum length clear space is required. An accessible lavatory is permitted within the clear space at the foot end of the tub. 33(b) With Seat at Head of Tub. If the approach is parallel to the bathtub, a 30 in (760 mm) minimum width by 75 in (1905 mm) minimum length clear space is required alongside the bathtub. The seat width shall be 15 in (380 mm), measured from the back wall to the front of the seat, and shall extend the full width of the tub. An accessible lavatory is permitted within the clear space at the foot end of the tub. 4.20.3 Seat. An in-tub seat or a seat at the head end of the tub shall be provided as shown in Fig. 33 and 34. The structural strength of seats and their attachments shall comply with 4.26.3. Seats shall be mounted securely and shall not slip during use. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.16.6* Mirrors. Mirrors, mounted above lavatories or sinks, shall have the bottom edge of the reflecting surface 38 in (965 mm) maximum above the floor. See Fig. B4.20.3.1. Full length mirrors used in conjunction with wheelchair accessible dressing rooms shall be 18 in (455 mm) wide minimum and shall be mounted with the bottom edge 18 in (455 mm) high maximum above the floor and the top edge 72 in (1830 mm) high minimum. Mirrors shall be located in a position affording a view to a person seated on a bench or a wheelchair, as well as to a person in a standing position.

4.21 Bathtubs 4.21.1 General. Accessible bathtubs shall comply with 4.21. Bathtubs in dwelling units shall comply with 4.33.3.4. 4.21.2 Floor Space. Clear floor space in front of bathtubs shall be 30 in by 60 in (760 mm by 1525 mm) minimum for a parallel approach and 48 in by 60 in (1220 mm by 1525 mm) minimum for a forward approach to a tub without a seat at the head of the tub. When a seat is provided at the head of the tub, the clear space shall be 30 in by 93 in (760 mm by 2360 mm) minimum. Lavatories complying with 4.10.2.1** shall be permitted at the foot end of the clear space. See Fig. B4.21.2. [** Existing Elevators -- General] 4.21.3* Seat. A removable in-tub seat or a permanent seat at the head end of the tub shall be provided. See Fig. B4.21.2 and B4.21.4. Permanent seats located at the head of the tub shall be 15 in (380 mm) wide minimum. Seats shall be built-in or mounted securely and shall not slip during use. The structural strength of seats and their attachments shall comply with 4.24.3. BCMC Comments* Exceeds regarding the 38 in. dimension. E. Exceeds regarding the 93 in. dimension. TYPO: (Should be 4.20.2.1) E. 77 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03792 ADA Title III Requirements 4.20.4 Grab Bars. Grab bars complying with 4.26 shall be provided as shown in Fig. 33 and 34. Figure 34 of the ADA Standards. Grab Bars at Bathtubs. 34(a) With Seat in Tub. At the foot of the tub, the grab bar shall be 24 in (610 mm) minimum in length measured from the outer edge of the tub. On the back wall, two grab bars are required. The grab bars mounted on the back (long) wall shall be a minimum 24 in (610 mm) in length located 12 in (305 mm) maximum from the foot of the tub and 24 in (610 mm) maximum from the head of the tub. One grab bar on the back wall shall be located 9 in (230 mm) above the rim of the tub. The other shall be

33 to 36 in (840 mm to 915 mm) above the bathroom floor. At the head of the tub, the grab bar shall be a minimum of 12 in (305 mm) in length measured from the outer edge of the tub. 34(b) With Seat at Head of Tub. At the foot of the tub, the grab bar shall be a minimum of 24 in (610 mm) in length measured from the outer edge of the tub. On the back wall, two grab bars are required. The grab bars mounted on the back wall shall be a minimum of 48 in (1220 mm) in length located a maximum of 12 in (305 mm) from the foot of the tub and a maximum of 15 in (380 mm) from the head of the tub. Heights of grab bars are as described above. No horizontal grab bar should be placed at the head of the tub. 4.20.5 Controls. Faucets and other controls complying with 4.27.4 shall be located as shown in Fig. 34. Figure 34 of the ADA Standards. Grab Bars at Bathtubs. Controls are required to be located in an area between the open edge and the midpoint of the tub ("offset") and to be located at the foot of the tub. 4.20.6 Shower Unit. A shower spray unit with a hose at least 60 in (1525 mm) long that can be used both as a fixed shower head and as a hand-held shower shall be provided. 4.20.7 Bathtub Enclosures. If provided, enclosures for bathtubs shall not obstruct controls or transfer from wheelchairs onto bathtub seats or into tubs. Enclosures on bathtubs shall not have tracks mounted on their rims. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.21.4 Grab Bars. Grab bars shall comply with 4.24 and unless otherwise required shall be 33-36 in (840-915 mm) above the floor. 4.21.4.1 For bathtubs with permanent seats, a grab bar 48 in (1220 mm) long minimum shall be installed on the back wall 15 in (380 mm) maximum from the head end wall and 12 in (305 mm) maximum from the foot end wall. 4.21.4.2 For bathtubs without permanent seats, a grab bar 24 in (610 mm) long minimum shall be installed on the back wall 24 in (610 mm) maximum from the head end wall and 12 in (305 mm) maximum from the foot end wall. A grab bar 12 in (305 mm) long minimum shall be installed on the head end wall at the front edge of the tub. 4.21.4.3 For bathtubs with or without permanent seats, a grab bar 24 in (610 mm) long minimum shall be installed on the foot end wall at the front edge of the tub. On the

back wall a bar of the same length as the higher bar shall be provided 9 in (230 mm) above the rim of the tub. See Fig. B4.21.4. 4.21.5 Controls. Faucets and other controls shall comply with 4.25.4. Controls shall be located between the rim of the tub and the grab bar at the foot of the tub. See Fig. B4.21.4. 4.21.6 Shower Unit. A shower spray unit shall be provided with a hose, 60 in (1525 mm) long minimum, that can be used as a fixed shower head or as a hand-held shower. If an adjustable-height shower head mounted on a vertical bar is used, the bar shall be installed so as not to obstruct the use of grab bars. 4.21.7 Bathtub Enclosures. Enclosures for bathtubs shall not obstruct controls or transfer from wheelchairs onto bathtub seats or into tubs. Enclosures shall not have tracks mounted on the bathtub rim. BCMC Comments* E. N.E. ADA Standards require the controls to be offset toward the outside of the tub to facilitate operation. (Shown correctly in Fig. B4.21.4.) E. E. 78 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03793 ADA Title III Requirements 4.21 Shower Stalls. 4.21.1* General. Accessible shower stalls shall comply with 4.21. 4.21.2 Size and Clearances. Except as specified in 9.1.2, shower stall size and clear floor space shall comply with Fig. 35(a) or (b). The shower stall in Fig. 35(a) shall be 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by 915 mm). Shower stalls required by 9.1.2 shall comply with Fig. 57(a) or (b). The shower stall in Fig. 35(b) will fit into the space required for a bathtub. Figure 35 of the ADA Standards. Shower Size and Clearances. 35(a) 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by 915 mm) Stall (Transfer Shower). The clear floor space shall be a

minimum of 48 in (1220 mm) in length by a minimum of 36 in (915 mm) in width and allow for a parallel approach. The clear floor space shall extend 12 in (305 mm) beyond the shower wall on which the seat is mounted. 35(b) 30 in by 60 in (760 mm by 1525 mm) Stall (Roll-in Shower). The clear floor space alongside the shower shall be a minimum of 60 in (1220 mm) in length by a minimum of 36 in (915 mm) in width. If the controls are located on the back (long) wall, they must be a maximum of 27 in (685 mm) from a side wall. An accessible lavatory may be located in the clear floor space at the end of the shower. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.21.8 Rim Height. Bathtub rims shall be 17 in to 19 in (430-480 mm) measured from floor to top of rim. 4.22 Shower Stalls 4.22.1* General. Accessible shower stalls shall comply with 4.22. 4.22.2 Size and Clearances. 4.22.2.1* Transfer-Type Showers. Transfer-type shower stalls shall be 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by 915 mm) inside finished dimension with clear floor space of 36 in (915 mm) wide minimum by 48 in (1220 mm) long minimum measured from the control wall. See Fig. B4.22.2.1. 4.22.2.2* Roll-in Type Showers. Roll-in type shower stalls shall be 30 in by 60 in (760 mm by 1525 mm) inside finished dimension minimum with clear floor space of 36 in wide by 60 in long (915 mm by 1525 mm) minimum. Lavatories complying with 4.20.2.1 shall be permitted at either end of the clear space. See Fig. B4.22.2.2. BCMC Comments* P.N.E. Specifying this height can make the tub difficult for some people to use. Many people cannot step over such a high tub rim and can be "trapped" in tubs. This 1719 inch is significantly higher than the typical 14 - 16 inch tub. E. E. for transfer showers. However, the drawings fail to reflect that the 48 inch and 60 inch dimensions are minimums. P.N.E. for roll-in showers. ANSI

would appear to allow more than one lavatory in the clear space. 79 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03794 ADA Title III Requirements 4.21.3 Seat. A seat shall be provided in shower stalls 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by 915 mm) and shall be as shown in Fig. 36. The seat shall be mounted 17 in to 19 in (430 mm to 485 mm) from the bathroom floor and shall extend the full depth of the stall. In a 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by 915 mm) shower stall, the seat shall be on the wall opposite the controls. Where a fixed seat is provided in a 30 in by 60 in minimum (760 mm by 1525 mm) shower stall, it shall be a folding type and shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the controls as shown in Fig. 57. The structural strength of seats and their attachments shall comply with 4.26.3. Figure 36 of the ADA Standards. Shower Seat Design. An L-shaped shower seat shall be provided, extending the full depth of the stall. The seat shall be located 1-1/2 in (38 mm) maximum from the wall. The front of the seat (nearest to the opening) shall extend a maximum 16 in (330 mm) from the wall. The back of the seat (against the back wall) shall extend a maximum of 23 in (582 mm) from the side wall and shall be a maximum of 15 in (305 mm) deep. 4.21.4 Grab Bars. Grab bars complying with 4.26 shall be provided as shown in Fig. 37. Figure 37 of the ADA Standards. Grab Bars at Shower Stalls. 37(a) 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by 915 mm) Transfer Stall. An L-shaped grab bar shall be provided, located along the full depth of the control wall (opposite the seat) and halfway (18 in (455 mm)) along the back wall. The grab bar shall be mounted 33-36 in (840-915 mm) above the shower floor. 37(b) 30 in by 60 in (760 mm by 1525 mm) Rollin Stall. A U-shaped grab bar that wraps around the stall shall be provided. The grab bar shall be 33-36 in (840915 mm) high. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.22.3* Seat. A folding or non-folding seat shall be provided in transfer-type shower stalls and shall be Lshaped as shown in Fig. B4.22.3. The seat shall be mounted 17 in to 19 in (430 mm to 485 mm) above the

bathroom floor and shall extend the full depth of the stall. The rear edge of the seat shall be 2 1/2 in (64 mm) maximum and the front edge 15 to 16 in (380 to 405 mm) from the seat wall. The "L" portion of the seat shall be 1 1/2 in (38 mm) maximum from the back wall and be 14 to 15 in (355 to 380 mm) from the back wall to the inner edge of the seat. The front edge of the "L" shall be 22 to 23 in (560 to 585 mm) from the seat wall. The seat shall be on the wall opposite the controls. The structural strength of seats and their attachments shall comply with 4.24.3. 4.22.4 Grab Bars. Grab bars shall comply with 4.24. 4.22.4.1 Transfer Type Showers. Grab bar shall be extended across the control wall and back wall to a point 18 in (455 mm) from the control wall. See Fig. B4.22.4(a). 4.22.4.2 Roll-in Type Showers. Grab bars shall be provided on the three walls of the shower. See Fig. B4.22.4(b). BCMC Comments* N.E. This section should address folding seats in roll-in showers or it can't be scoped. Also, a 2 1/2 inch gap along the back edge of the seat is far in excess of the 1 1/2 inches allowed in ADA Standards. It is easier for a hand to fall through a 2 1/2 inch space, which is a problem if you are leaning on that hand to transfer. Also, once having fallen through, an arm may get stuck between the seat and the wall. E. But see discussion at ADA 9.1.2. 80 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03795 ADA Title III Requirements 4.21.5 Controls. Faucets and other controls complying with 4.27.4 shall be located as shown in Fig. 37. In shower stalls 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by 915 mm), all controls, faucets, and the shower unit shall be mounted on the side wall opposite the seat. Figure 37 of the ADA Standards. Grab Bars at Shower

Stalls. 37(a) 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by 915 mm) Transfer Stall. The controls shall be placed in an area between 38-48 in (965-1220 mm) above the floor. The controls and spray unit shall be within 18 in (455 mm) of the front of the shower. 37(b) 30 in by 60 in (760 mm by 1525 mm) Rollin Stall. The controls shall be placed in an area between 38-48 in (965-1220 mm) above the floor. Controls shall be located on the back (long) wall 27 in (685 mm) from the side wall. The shower head and control area may be located on the back wall or on either side wall. 4.21.6 Shower Unit. A shower spray unit with a hose at least 60 in (1525 mm) long that can be used both as a fixed shower head and as a hand-held shower shall be provided. EXCEPTION: In unmonitored facilities where vandalism is a consideration, a fixed shower head mounted at 48 in (1220 mm) above the shower floor may be used in lieu of a hand-held shower head. 4.21.7 Curbs. If provided, curbs in shower stalls 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by 915 mm) shall be no higher than 1/2 in (13 mm). Shower stalls that are 30 in by 60 in (760 mm by 1525 mm) minimum shall not have curbs. 4.21.8 Shower Enclosures. If provided, enclosures for shower stalls shall not obstruct controls or obstruct transfer from wheelchairs onto shower seats. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.22.5 Controls. Faucets and other controls shall comply with 4.25.4. Controls in roll-in showers shall be located on the back wall 38-48 in (965-1220 mm) above the shower floor, as shown in Fig. B4.22.4(b). In transfer-type shower stalls, all controls, faucets, and the shower unit shall be mounted on the side wall opposite the seat 38 in to 48 in (965-1220 mm) above the shower floor. See Fig. B4.22.4(a). 4.22.6* Shower Unit. A shower spray unit shall be provided with a hose 60 in (1525 mm) long minimum that can be used as a fixed shower head or as a hand-held shower. In transfer type showers, the controls and shower unit shall be located on the control wall within 15 in (380 mm), left or right, of the centerline of the seat. In roll-in type showers, shower spray units mounted on the back wall shall be mounted 27 in (685 mm) maximum from the side wall. If an adjustable-height shower head

mounted on a vertical bar is used, the bar shall be installed so as not to obstruct the use of grab bars. 4.22.7 Thresholds. Thresholds in shower stalls shall be 1/2 in (13 mm) high maximum in accordance with 4.5. 4.22.8 Shower Enclosures. Enclosures for shower stalls shall not obstruct controls or obstruct transfer from wheelchairs onto shower seats. BCMC Comments* E. N.E. Allowing controls to be either left or right of centerline makes it very difficult to turn on water and adjust temperature BEFORE making transfer. E. E. 81 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03796 ADA Title III Requirements 4.22 Toilet Rooms. 4.22.1 Minimum Number. Toilet facilities required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.22. Accessible toilet rooms shall be on an accessible route. 4.22.2 Doors. All doors to accessible toilet rooms shall comply with 4.13. Doors shall not swing into the clear floor space required for any fixture. 4.22.3* Clear Floor Space. The accessible fixtures and controls required in 4.22.4, 4.22.5, 4.22.6, and 4.22.7 shall be on an accessible route. An unobstructed turning space complying with 4.2.3 shall be provided within an accessible toilet room. The clear floor space at fixtures and controls, the accessible route, and the turning space may overlap. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.16 Toilet, Bath, Dressing and Shower Rooms and Bathing Facilities. 4.16.1 General. Accessible toilet rooms, bathrooms, bathing facilities, dressing rooms and shower rooms shall comply with 4.16. 4.16.2* Doors. All doors to accessible toilet rooms, bathrooms, bathing facilities, and shower rooms shall comply with 4.13. Doors shall not swing into the clear floor space required for any fixture unless the toilet or

bathroom is for individual use only, or a clear floor space complying with 4.2.4.1 is provided beyond the arc of the door swing within the room. 4.16.3* Clear Floor Space. Accessible fixtures and controls shall comply with 4.17 through 4.22. An unobstructed turning space complying with 4.2.3 and 4.2.4.1 shall be provided within an accessible room. The clear floor spaces at fixtures and operable parts, the accessible route, and the turning space shall be permitted to overlap. BCMC 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site. Where only one accessible route is provided, it shall not pass through kitchens, storage rooms, restrooms, closets or similar spaces. 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable. 2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. Comments* E. P.N.E. This appears to raise the risk that people could be injured by the door swing and a dead power chair could block the door. Even if the toilet room is used by only one person at a time, he/she may not be able to close the door behind him/her after entering. However, when considered with all the clear space and maneuvering space and turning space requirements that exceed the ADA, it may be acceptable, as long as there is no relaxation of requirements for maneuvering space at door or of extra large clear floor space at toilet. Need to confirm

our understanding of the other requirements. This is still N.E. for individual use bath and toilet rooms because they are exempt from additional space requirements. E. 82 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03797 ADA Title III Requirements 4.22.4 Water Closets. If toilet stalls are provided, then at least one shall be a standard toilet stall complying with 4.17; where 6 or more stalls are provided, in addition to the stall complying with 4.17.3, at least one stall 36 in (915 mm) wide with an outward swinging, self-closing door and parallel grab bars complying with Fig. 30(d) and 4.26 shall be provided. Water closets in such stalls shall comply with 4.16. If water closets are not in stalls, then at least one shall comply with 4.16. 4.22.5 Urinals. If urinals are provided, then at least one shall comply with 4.18. 4.22.6 Lavatories and Mirrors. If lavatories and mirrors are provided, then at least one of each shall comply with 4.19. 4.22.7 Controls and Dispensers. If controls, dispensers, receptacles, or other equipment are provided, then at least one of each shall be on an accessible route and shall comply with 4.27. 4.23 Bathrooms, Bathing Facilities, and Shower Rooms. 4.23.1 Minimum Number. Bathrooms, bathing facilities, or shower rooms required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.23 and shall be on an accessible route. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.18.4* Ambulatory Accessible Stalls. Ambulatory accessible stalls shall be 36 in (915 mm) wide maximum and 60 in (1525 mm) deep minimum. See Fig. B4.18.3.2. 4.16.6* Mirrors. Mirrors, mounted above lavatories or sinks, shall have the bottom edge of the reflecting surface 38 in (965 mm) maximum above the floor. See Fig. B4.20.3.1. Full length mirrors used in conjunction with wheelchair accessible dressing rooms shall be 18 in (455 mm) wide minimum and shall be mounted with the bottom edge 18 in (455 mm) high maximum above the floor and the top edge 72 in (1830 mm) high minimum. Mirrors shall be located in a position affording a view to a person

seated on a bench or a wheelchair, as well as to a person in a standing position. 4.16.4 Controls and Dispensers. Accessible operable parts, dispensers, receptacles, or other equipment shall comply with 4.25. 4.16 Toilet Rooms, Bathrooms, Bathing Facilities, and Shower Rooms 4.16.1 General. Accessible toilet rooms, bathrooms, bathing facilities, and shower rooms shall comply with 4.16. BCMC 6.1.2 Where toilet stalls are provided in a toilet room or bathing facility, a wheelchair accessible toilet stall shall be provided. Where six or more toilet stalls are provided in a toilet room or bathing facility, at least one ambulatory accessible stall shall be provided in addition to the wheelchair accessible stall. 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable. 2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable. 2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable.

2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site. Where only one accessible route is provided, it shall not pass through kitchens, storage rooms, restrooms, closets or similar spaces. Comments* N.E. 4.18.4 does not require an outward swinging, self-closing door or establish a toilet seat height requirement as required by ADA Standards. 4.18.4 requires 36" maximum stall width where ADA requires 36" absolute width. E. E. E. E. 83 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03798 ADA Title III Requirements 4.23.2 Doors. Doors to accessible bathrooms shall comply with 4.13. Doors shall not swing into the floor space required for any fixture. 4.23.3* Clear Floor Space. The accessible fixtures and controls required in 4.23.4, 4.23.5, 4.23.6, 4.23.7, 4.23.8, and 4.23.9 shall be on an accessible route. An unobstructed turning space complying with 4.2.3 shall be provided within an accessible bathroom. The clear floor spaces at fixtures and controls, the accessible route, and the turning space may overlap. 4.23.4 Water Closets. If toilet stalls are provided, then at least one shall be a standard toilet stall complying with 4.17; where 6 or more stalls are provided, in addition to the stall complying with 4.17.3, at least one stall 36 in (915 mm) wide with an outward swinging, self-closing door and parallel grab bars complying with Fig. 30(d) and 4.26 shall be provided. Water closets in such stalls shall comply with 4.16. If water closets are not in stalls, then at least one shall comply with 4.16. 4.23.5 Urinals. If urinals are provided, then at least one shall comply with 4.18. 4.23.6 Lavatories and Mirrors. If lavatories and mirrors are

provided, then at least one of each shall comply with 4.19. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.16.2* Doors. All doors to accessible toilet rooms, bathrooms, bathing facilities, and shower rooms shall comply with 4.13. Doors shall not swing into the clear floor space required for any fixture unless the toilet or bathroom is for individual use only, or a clear floor space complying with 4.2.4.1 is provided beyond the arc of the door swing within the room. 4.16.3* Clear Floor Space. Accessible fixtures and controls shall comply with 4.17 through 4.22. An unobstructed turning space complying with 4.2.3 and 4.2.4.1 shall be provided within an accessible room. The clear floor spaces at fixtures and controls, the accessible route, and the turning space shall be permitted to overlap. 4.18.4* Ambulatory Accessible Stalls. Ambulatory accessible stalls shall be 36 in (915 mm) wide maximum and 60 in (1525 mm) deep minimum. See Fig. B4.18.4. 4.16.6* Mirrors. Mirrors, mounted above lavatories or sinks, shall have the bottom edge of the reflecting surface 38 in (965 mm) maximum above the floor. See Fig. B4.20.3.1. Full length mirrors used in conjunction with wheelchair accessible dressing rooms shall be 18 in (455 mm) wide minimum and shall be mounted with the bottom edge 18 in (455 mm) high maximum above the floor and the top edge 72 in (1830 mm) high minimum. Mirrors shall be located in a position affording a view to a person seated on a bench or a wheelchair, as well as to a person in a standing position. BCMC 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site. Where only one accessible route is provided, it shall not pass through kitchens, storage rooms, restrooms, closets or similar spaces. 6.1.2 Where toilet stalls are provided in a toilet room or bathing facility, a wheelchair accessible toilet stall shall be provided. Where six or more toilet stalls are provided in a toilet room or bathing facility, at least one ambulatory accessible stall shall be provided in addition to the wheelchair accessible stall. 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible.

EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable. 2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable. 2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. Comments* E. (But see above at ADA 4.22.2) E. ANSI N.E. 4.18.4 does not require self-closing door or establish toilet seat height as required in the ADA Standards. ANSI requires 36 inch maximum width, while ADA requires 36 inches absolute. BCMC N.E. - Need reference to accessible water closet. E. E. 84 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03799 ADA Title III Requirements 4.23.7 Controls and Dispensers. If controls, dispensers, receptacles, or other equipment are provided, then at least one of each shall be on an accessible route and shall comply with 4.27. 4.23.8 Bathing and Shower Facilities. If tubs or showers are provided, then at least one accessible tub that complies with 4.20 or at least one accessible shower that complies with 4.21 shall be provided. 4.23.9* Medicine Cabinets. If medicine cabinets are provided, at least one shall be located with a usable shelf no higher than 44 in (1120 mm) above the floor space. The floor space shall comply with 4.2.4.

4.24 Sinks. 4.24.1 General. Sinks required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.24. 4.24.2 Height. Sinks shall be mounted with the counter or rim no higher than 34 in (865 mm) above the finish floor. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.16.4 Controls and Dispensers. Accessible controls, dispensers, receptacles, or other equipment shall comply with 4.25. 4.16.5* Medicine Cabinets. Accessible medicine cabinets shall be located with a usable shelf 44 in (1120 mm) maximum above the floor. The floor space shall comply with 4.2.4. 4.20 Lavatories and Sinks 4.20.1 General. Accessible lavatory fixtures, sinks, vanities, and built-in lavatories shall comply with 4.20. 4.20.2 Height 4.20.2.2 Sinks. Sinks shall be mounted with the counter or rim 34 in (865 mm) maximum above the floor. Sinks shall be 6 1/2 in (165 mm) deep maximum. Sinks in kitchens of accessible dwelling units shall comply with 4.33.4.5. BCMC 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable. 2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable. 2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in

each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable. 2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable. 2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. Comments* E. E. E. E. E. Except for error in 4.33.4.5 that calls for fixed counter height at 34 inches MINIMUM. 85 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03800 ADA Title III Requirements 4.24.3 Knee Clearance. Knee clearance that is at least 27 in (685 mm) high, 30 in (760 mm) wide, and 19 in (485 mm) deep shall be provided underneath sinks. 4.24.4 Depth. Each sink shall be a maximum of 6-1/2 in (165 mm) deep. 4.24.5 Clear Floor Space. A clear floor space at least 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) complying with 4.2.4 shall be provided in front of a sink to allow forward approach. The clear floor space shall be on an accessible route and shall extend a maximum of 19 in (485 mm) underneath the sink (see Fig. 32). 4.24.6 Exposed Pipes and Surfaces. Hot water and drain pipes exposed under sinks shall be insulated or otherwise configured so as to protect against contact. There shall be no sharp or abrasive surfaces under sinks.

4.24.7 Faucets. Faucets shall comply with 4.27.4. Lever-operated, push-type, touch-type, or electronically controlled mechanisms are acceptable designs. 4.25 Storage. 4.25.1 General. Fixed storage facilities such as cabinets, shelves, closets, and drawers required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.25. 4.25.2 Clear Floor Space. A clear floor space at least 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) complying with 4.2.4 that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair shall be provided at accessible storage facilities. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.20.3 Clearances. 4.20.3.1 Knee and Toe Clearances. Fixtures shall extend 17 in (430 mm) minimum from the wall. Clear knee space shall be provided in accordance with 4.2.4.3. Clearance between the bottom of the front edge of the apron and the floor shall be 29 in (735 mm) minimum. The clear knee space shall be 8 in (205 mm) in depth minimum at 27 in (685 mm) minimum above the floor or ground and 11 in (280 mm) in depth minimum at 9 in (230 mm) minimum above the floor or ground. Clear toe space shall be provided in accordance with 4.2.4.3. The dip of the overflow shall be ignored when checking the clearances. See Fig. B4.20.3.1. 4.20.2.2 Sinks. Sinks shall be mounted with the counter or rim 34 in (865 mm) maximum above the floor. Sinks shall be 6 1/2 in (165 mm) deep maximum. Sinks in kitchens of accessible dwelling units shall comply with 4.33.4.5. 4.20.3.2 Clear Floor Space. Clear floor space shall comply with 4.2.4. Clear floor space, 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) minimum, shall be provided in front of a lavatory or sink to allow a forward approach and shall extend 19 in (485 mm) maximum under the lavatory or sink. See Fig. B4.20.3.2. 4.20.4* Exposed Pipes and Surfaces. Water supply and drain pipes under lavatories or sinks shall be insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact, as shown in Fig. B4.20.3.1. There shall be no sharp or abrasive surfaces under lavatories and sinks. 4.20.5* Faucets. Faucets shall comply with 4.25.4. Selfclosing faucets, when used, shall remain open for 10 seconds minimum.

4.23 Storage 4.23.1 General. Accessible storage facilities including cabinets, shelves, closets, lockers and drawers shall comply with 4.23. 4.23.2 Clear Floor Space. A clear floor space complying with 4.2.4 that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair shall be provided at accessible storage facilities. BCMC Comments* N.E. ADA requires 19 inch depth of clear floor space at sink, not 17-19 inches. E. E. E. E. E. E. 86 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03801 ADA Title III Requirements 4.25.3 Height. Accessible storage spaces shall be within at least one of the reach ranges specified in 4.2.5 and 4.2.6 (see Fig. 5 and Fig. 6). Clothes rods or shelves shall be a maximum of 54 in (1370 mm) above the finish floor for a side approach. Where the distance from the wheelchair to the clothes rod or shelf exceeds 10 in (255 mm) (as in closets without accessible doors) the height and depth to the rod or shelf shall comply with Fig. 38(a) and Fig. 38(b). Figure 38 of the ADA Standards. Storage Shelves and Closets. 38(a) Shelves. If the clear floor space allows a parallel approach by a person in a wheelchair and the distance between the wheelchair and the shelf exceeds 10 in (255 mm), the maximum high side reach shall be 48 in (1220 mm) above the floor and the low side reach shall be a minimum of 9 in (230 mm) above the floor. The shelves can be adjustable. The maximum distance from the user to the middle shelf shall be 21 in (535 mm). 38(b) Closets. If the clear floor space allows a parallel approach by a person in a wheelchair and the distance between the wheelchair and the clothes rod

exceeds 10 in (255 mm), the maximum high side reach shall be 48 in (1220 mm). The maximum distance from the user to the clothes rod shall be 21 in (535 mm). 4.25.4 Hardware. Hardware for accessible storage facilities shall comply with 4.27.4. Touch latches and U-shaped pulls are acceptable. 4.26 Handrails, Grab Bars, and Tub and Shower Seats. 4.26.1* General. All handrails, grab bars, and tub and shower seats required to be accessible by 4.1, 4.8, 4.9, 4.16, 4.17, 4.20 or 4.21 shall comply with 4.26. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.23.3 Height. Accessible storage spaces shall be within at least one of the reach ranges specified in 4.2.5 and 4.2.6. Clothes rods shall be 54 in (1370 mm) maximum above the floor. See Fig. B4.23. 4.23.4 Hardware. Hardware for accessible storage facilities shall comply with 4.25.4. 4.24 Grab Bars, and Tub and Shower Seats 4.24.1* General. Grab bars and tub and shower seats in accessible toilet or bathing facilities shall comply with 4.24. BCMC Comments* N.E. ANSI text does not include the 10" limitation on side reach height for clothes rods. ANSI also removes the 21" max reach limitation in ADA Standards Fig. 38. E. E. 87 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03802 ADA Title III Requirements 4.26.2* Size and Spacing of Grab Bars and Handrails. The diameter or width of the gripping surfaces of a handrail or grab bar shall be 1-1/4 in to 1-1/2 in (32 mm to 38 mm), or the shape shall provide an equivalent gripping surface. If handrails or grab bars are mounted adjacent to a wall, the space between the wall and the grab bar shall be 1-1/2 in (38 mm) (see Fig. 39(a), (b), (c), and (e)). Handrails may be located in a recess if the recess is a maximum of 3 in (75 mm) deep and extends at least 18 in (455 mm) above the top of the rail (see Fig. 39(d)). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992

4.24.2 Grab Bars. 4.24.2.1 Size and Spacing of Grab Bars. The diameter or width of the gripping surfaces of a grab bar shall be 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 in (32-38 mm), or the shape shall provide an equivalent gripping surface. If grab bars are mounted adjacent to a wall, the space between the wall and the grab bar shall be 1 1/2 in (38 mm). See Fig. B4.24.2.1. 4.24.2.2 Position of Grab Bars. Grab bars shall be mounted in a horizontal position, 33-36 in (840-915 mm) above the floor, except where a supplemental grab bar is installed in relation to a fixture rim or surface. 4.24.2.3 Surface Hazards. Grab bars and any wall or other surfaces adjacent to grab bars shall be free of sharp or abrasive elements. Edges shall have a radius of 1/8 in (3 mm) minimum. 4.24.2.4 Fittings. Grab bars shall not rotate within their fittings. 4.24.2.5* Method of Mounting. Grab bars shall be mounted in any manner that provides a gripping surface at the locations specified in this standard and that does not obstruct the required clear floor space. 4.3.10.7 Handrails shall have a circular cross section with an outside diameter of 1 1/4 in (32 mm) minimum and 2 in (51 mm) maximum, or shall provide equivalent graspability in accordance with the following requirement. Handrails with other shapes shall be permitted provided they have a perimeter dimension of 4 in (100 mm) minimum and 6 1/4 in (160 mm) maximum, and provided their largest crosssection dimension is 2 1/4 in (57 mm) maximum. BCMC 16.4.2 Handrails shall have either a circular cross section with a diameter of 1 1/4 inches to 2 inches, or shall provide equivalent graspability. Handrails with other shapes shall be permitted if they have a perimeter dimension of at least 4 inches but not greater than 6 1/4 inches and if their largest cross section dimension does not exceed 2 1/4 inches. Edges shall have a minimum radius of 1/8 inch. Comments* N.E. ANSI does not address grab bars in a recess. They are, therefore, allowed with no special constraints or design requirements. Grab bars in a recess may be

unusable. E. 88 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03803 ADA Title III Requirements 4.26.3 Structural Strength. The structural strength of grab bars, tub and shower seats, fasteners, and mounting devices shall meet the following specification: (1) Bending stress in a grab bar or seat induced by the maximum bending moment from the application of 250 lbf (1112N) shall be less than the allowable stress for the material of the grab bar or seat. (2) Shear stress induced in a grab bar or seat by the application of 250 lbf (1112N) shall be less than the allowable shear stress for the material of the grab bar or seat. If the connection between the grab bar or seat and its mounting bracket or other support is considered to be fully restrained, then direct and torsional shear stresses shall be totaled for the combined shear stress, which shall not exceed the allowable shear stress. (3) Shear force induced in a fastener or mounting device from the application of 250 lbf (1112N) shall be less than the allowable lateral load of either the fastener or mounting device or the supporting structure, whichever is the smaller allowable load. (4) Tensile force induced in a fastener by a direct tension force of 250 lbf (1112N) plus the maximum moment from the application of 250 lbf (1112N) shall be less than the allowable withdrawal load between the fastener and the supporting structure. (5) Grab bars shall not rotate within their fittings. 4.26.4 Eliminating Hazards. A handrail or grab bar and any wall or other surface adjacent to it shall be free of any sharp or abrasive elements. Edges shall have a minimum radius of 1/8 in (3.2 mm). 4.27 Controls and Operating Mechanisms. 4.27.1 General. Controls and operating mechanisms required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.27. 4.27.2 Clear Floor Space. Clear floor space complying with 4.2.4 that allows a forward or a parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair shall be provided at controls, dispensers, receptacles, and other operable equipment. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.24.3 Structural Strength. Allowable stresses in bending,

shear and tension shall not be exceeded for materials used when a vertical or horizontal force of 250 lb (1112N) is applied at any point on the grab bar, seat, fastener, mounting device or supporting structure. 4.24.2.4 Fittings. Grab bars shall not rotate within their fittings. 4.24.2.3 Surface Hazards. Grab bars and any wall or other surfaces adjacent to grab bars shall be free of sharp or abrasive elements. Edges shall have a radius of 1/8 in (3 mm) minimum. 4.25 Operable Parts of Equipment and Appliances 4.25.1* General. Operable parts of equipment and appliances in accessible spaces, along accessible routes, or as part of accessible elements shall comply with 4.25. 4.25.2 Clear Floor Space. Clear floor space complying with 4.2.4 that allows a forward or a parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair shall be provided at operable parts of equipment and appliances. BCMC 6.8 Controls, Operating Mechanisms and Hardware Controls, operating mechanisms and hardware, including switches that control lighting, ventilation or electrical outlets, in accessible spaces, along accessible routes or as parts of accessible elements, shall be accessible. Comments* E. E. E. E. 89 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03804 ADA Title III Requirements 4.27.3* Height. The highest operable part of controls, dispensers, receptacles, and other operable equipment shall be placed within at least one of the reach ranges specified in 4.2.5 and 4.2.6. Electrical and communications system receptacles on walls shall be mounted no less than 15 in (380 mm) above the floor. EXCEPTION: These requirements do not apply where the use of special equipment dictates otherwise or where electrical and communications systems receptacles are not normally intended for use by building occupants. 4.27.4 Operation. Controls and operating mechanisms shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight

grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate controls shall be no greater than 5 lbf (22.2 N). 4.28 Alarms. 4.28.1 General. Alarm systems required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.28. At a minimum, visual signal appliances shall be provided in buildings and facilities in each of the following areas: restrooms and any other general usage areas (e.g., meeting rooms), hallways, lobbies, and any other area for common use. 4.28.2* Audible Alarms. If provided, audible emergency alarms shall produce a sound that exceeds the prevailing equivalent sound level in the room or space by at least 15 dbA or exceeds any maximum sound level with a duration of 60 seconds by 5 dbA, whichever is louder. Sound levels for alarm signals shall not exceed 120 dbA. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.25.3* Height. Operable parts of equipment and appliances shall be placed within one or more of the reach ranges specified in 4.2.5 and 4.2.6. Exception: Electrical and communications-system receptacles on walls shall be mounted 15 in (380 mm) minimum above the floor unless the use of special equipment requires location at a different position. 4.25.4 Operation. Operable parts of equipment and appliances shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate controls shall be 5 lb (22.2 N) maximum. 4.26 Alarms 4.26.1* General. Accessible emergency warning systems shall include both audible alarm signals complying with 4.26.2 and visible signaling appliance complying with 4.26.3. 4.26.2* Audible Alarm Signals. Audible emergency alarms shall produce a sound that exceeds the prevailing equivalent sound level in the room or space by 15 decibels minimum, or exceeds any maximum sound level with a duration of 30 seconds minimum by 5 decibels minimum, whichever is louder. Sound levels for alarm signals shall be 120 decibels maximum. BCMC 19.0 ALARM SYSTEMS Required fire protective signaling systems shall include visible alarm-indicating appliances in public and common

areas. Comments* E. E. N.E. Addresses only "required" systems. ADA says, "if provided. . ." Also, no minimum requirement for locations of visual alarms except "public and common areas." E. 90 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03805 ADA Title III Requirements 4.28.3* Visual Alarms. Visual alarm signal appliances shall be integrated into the building or facility alarm system. If single station audible alarms are provided then single station visual alarm signals shall be provided. Visual alarm signals shall have the following minimum photometric and location features: (1) The lamp shall be a xenon strobe type or equivalent. (2) The color shall be clear or nominal white (i.e., unfiltered or clear filtered white light). (3) The maximum pulse duration shall be two-tenths of one second (0.2 sec) with a maximum duty cycle of 40 percent. The pulse duration is defined as the time interval between initial and final points of 10 percent of maximum signal. (4) The intensity shall be a minimum of 75 candela. (5) The flash rate shall be a minimum of 1 Hz and a maximum of 3 Hz. (6) The appliance shall be placed 80 in (2030 mm) above the highest floor level within the space or 6 in (152 mm) below the ceiling, whichever is lower. (7) In general, no place in any room or space required to have a visual signal appliance shall be more than 50 ft (15 m) from the signal (in the horizontal plane). In large rooms and spaces exceeding 100 ft (30 m) across, without obstructions 6 ft (2 m) above the finish floor, such as auditoriums, devices may be placed around the perimeter, spaced a maximum 100 ft (30 m) apart, in lieu of suspending appliances from the ceiling. (8) No place in common corridors or hallways in which visual alarm signaling appliances are required shall be more than 50 ft (15 m) from the signal.

CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.26.3* Visible Signaling Appliances. Visible signaling appliances shall have the following photometric and location features. 4.26.3.1 General Features 4.26.3.1.1 Lamp shall be xenon strobe type producing a clear or nominal white light. 4.26.3.1.2 Flash rate shall be 0.33 Hz minimum and 3 Hz maximum. 4.26.3.1.3 Wall mounted visible signaling appliances shall be 80 in (2030 mm) minimum and 96 in (2440 mm) maximum above the floor. Exception: Portable visible signaling appliances which incorporate smoke detectors shall be wall mounted 4 in (100 mm) minimum and 12 in (305 mm) maximum from the ceiling. 4.26.3.2 Awake Mode 4.26.3.2.1 For rooms and similar spaces that are not intended for sleeping, visible signaling appliances shall be located in accordance with Table 4.26.3.2.1. The separation between adjacent appliances shall not exceed 100 ft (30 m). The minimum square room size contained in Table 4.26.3.2.1 that entirely encompasses the area of the room, or subdivision of the room into multiple square areas, shall be used to determine the required number and intensity of appliances in accordance with Table 4.26.3.2.1. 4.26.3.2.2 For corridors 20 ft (6 m) wide maximum, visible signaling appliances shall be located in accordance with Table 4.26.3.2.2. In these corridors, visible signaling appliances shall be located 15 ft (5 m) maximum from the end of the corridor, with a separation of 100 ft (30 m) maximum between appliances. For corridors more than 20 ft (6 m) wide, visible signaling appliances shall be located in accordance with Table 4.26.3.2.1. BCMC Comments* N.E. No pulse duration maximum. 1/3 Hz is lower than permitted by ADA. ADA requires 6" minimum from the ceiling. ANSI's 4 inch minimum from ceiling allowed in exception will allow fixture to be more easily obscured by smoke.

N.E. The lower intensity (.33 Hz rather than 1 hz in ADA) allowed by ANSI plus the placement requirements could easily result in too many appliances too close together. These overlapping flashes would increase the flash rate, which could potentially trigger seizures. 91 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03806 ADA Title III Requirements CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.26.3.2.3 The light output for visible signaling appliances shall conform to Table 4.26.3.2.1 or 4.26.3.2.2, depending on room size or corridor length. For corridors, visible signaling appliances shall be rated 15 candela (cd) minimum. 4.26.3.2.4 The signal shall be visible, directly or by reflection, from any point in the room or space. Table 4.26.3.2.1 Room spacing allocation Max room One Two lights One light size light opposite walls per wall ft cd cd cd 20 x 20 15 30 x 30 30 15 40 x 40 60 30 15 50 x 50 95 60 30 60 x 60 135 95 30 70 x 70 185 110 60 80 x 80 140 95 90 x 90 180 95 100 x 100 95 110 x 110 135 120 x 120 160 130 x 130 185

Note: The values in column two for "One light" are based on locating the visible signaling appliance at the half-way distance of the longest wall. In square rooms, the "Maximum Room Size" shall be determined by: (a) The distance from the appliance to the farthest opposite wall; or (b) Twice the distance from the appliance to the farthest adjacent wall, whichever is greater. Table 4.26.3.2.2 Corridor spacing allocation Corridor length Minimum number of 15 cd (20 foot Maximum Width) visible appliances required ft less equal to 30 1 >30 - 130 2 >130 - 230 3 >230 - 330 4 >330 - 430 5 >430 - 530 6 BCMC Comments* N.E. See above and below. Note: Too many devices in rooms increase flash rates and risk of seizures. N.E. See above. 92 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03807 ADA Title III Requirements 4.28.4* Auxiliary Alarms. Units and sleeping accommodations shall have a visual alarm connected to the building emergency alarm system or shall have a standard 110-volt electrical receptacle into which such an alarm can be connected and a means by which a signal from the building emergency alarm system can trigger such an auxiliary alarm. When visual alarms are in place the signal shall be visible in all areas of the unit or room. Instructions for use of the auxiliary alarm or receptacle shall be provided. 4.29 Detectable Warnings. 4.29.1 General. Detectable warnings required by 4.1 and 4.7 shall comply with 4.29. 4.29.2* Detectable Warnings on Walking Surfaces. Detectable warnings shall consist of raised truncated domes with a diameter of nominal 0.9 in (23 mm), a height of nominal 0.2 in (5 mm) and a center-to-center spacing of

nominal 2.35 in (60 mm) and shall contrast visually with adjoining surfaces, either light-on-dark, or dark-on-light. The material used to provide contrast shall be an integral part of the walking surface. Detectable warnings used on interior surfaces shall differ from adjoining walking surfaces in resiliency or sound-on-cane contact. 4.29.3 Detectable Warnings on Doors To Hazardous Areas. (Reserved). 4.29.4 Detectable Warnings at Stairs. (Reserved). 4.29.5 Detectable Warnings at Hazardous Vehicular Areas. If a walk crosses or adjoins a vehicular way, and the walking surfaces are not separated by curbs, railings, or other elements between the pedestrian areas and vehicular areas, the boundary between the areas shall be defined by a continuous detectable warning which is 36 in (915 mm) wide, complying with 4.29.2. [Suspended until July 26, 1996. 28 C.F.R. S 36.407.] 4.29.6 Detectable Warnings at Reflecting Pools. The edges of reflecting pools shall be protected by railings, walls, curbs, or detectable warnings complying with 4.29.2. [Suspended until July 26, 1996. 28 C.F.R. S 36.407.] CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.26.3.3 Asleep Mode 4.26.3.3.1 In rooms intended for sleeping where visible signal appliances are provided, they shall be actuated by the building alarm system and by the room smoke detector. The visible signaling appliance shall provide a light output of 110 candela minimum. 4.26.3.3.2 Where used in a single station portable or hardwired system, the alarm shall be a combination single station smoke detector and visible signaling appliance. The visible signaling appliance shall provide a light output of 177 candela minimum. The visible signaling appliance shall be powered by the building electrical system or by a standard 110-120 volt receptacle that is not subject to loss of power by a wall switch. 4.26.3.3.3 All portable alarm appliances shall have an individual printed instruction card, either available with the alarm appliance or posted on the room door of each sleeping room or space where the portable alarm plug receptacles are located. BCMC Comments* P.N.E. No scoping of when visible

alarms are required. Technical provisions exceed ADA Standards. N.E. N.E. N.E. N.E. N.E. N.E. 93 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03808 ADA Title III Requirements 4.29.7 Standardization. (Reserved). 4.30 Signage. 4.30.1* General. Signage required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with the applicable provisions of 4.30. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.27 Detectable Warnings - Standardization* Where required, detectable warnings shall be standard within a building, facility, site or complex of buildings. A4.27 Detectable Warnings - Standardization Recognition of, and quick response to, detectable warnings is maximized by standardization of material as well as surface texture and color. Provision of too many detectable and tactile warnings or failure to standardize such warnings weakens their usefulness. Detectable and tactile warnings are also visual signals to guide dogs, since dogs are trained to respond to a large variety of visual cues. 4.28 Signage 4.28.1* General. Accessible signage shall comply with 4.28.2, 4.28.3, and 4.28.5. Tactile signage shall comply with 4.28.2, 4.28.5, 4.28.6 and 4.28.7. A4.28.1 General. Much of the information in 4.28 was developed to assist the large number of people who are visually impaired but have some residual sight. In building complexes where finding locations independently on a routine basis is a necessity (for example, college campuses), tactile maps or prerecorded instructions are very helpful to visually impaired people. Several maps and auditory instruction have been developed and tested for specific applications. The type of map or instructions used are based on the information to be communicated, which depends highly on the type of buildings or users. Tactile

signage is used where permanent signs identify the following rooms and spaces. -Hotel guest rooms -Tenant space entrances -Entrances to apartment units -Patient rooms in medical facilities -Classrooms and offices in schools and colleges -Common use areas -Rest rooms -Areas of refuge Landmarks easily distinguished by visually impaired individuals are useful as orientation cues. Such cues include changes in illumination level, bright colors, unique patterns, wall murals, location of special equipment, or other architectural features (for example, an exterior view). Many people with disabilities have limitations in movement of their head and reduced peripheral vision. Thus, signage position perpendicular to the path of travel is easiest for them to notice. People generally distinguish signage within an angle of 30 degrees to either side of the centerline of their face without moving their head. BCMC Comments* E. 94 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03809 ADA Title III Requirements 4.30.2* Character Proportion. Letters and numbers on signs shall have a width-to-height ratio between 3:5 and 1:1 and a stroke-width-to-height ratio between 1:5 and 1:10. 4.30.3 Character Height. Characters and numbers on signs shall be sized according to the viewing distance from which they are to be read. The minimum height is measured using an upper case X. Lower case characters are permitted. Height Above Finished Floor Minimum Character Height Suspended or Projected 3 in (75 mm) minimum Overhead in compliance with 4.4.2 4.30.4* Raised and Brailled Characters and Pictorial Symbol Signs (Pictograms). Letters and numerals shall be raised 1/32 in, upper case, sans serif or simple serif type and shall be accompanied with Grade 2 Braille. Raised

characters shall be at least 5/8 in (16 mm) high, but no higher than 2 in (50 mm). Pictograms shall be accompanied by the equivalent verbal description placed directly below the pictogram. The border dimension of the pictogram shall be 6 in (152 mm) minimum in height. 4.30.5* Finish and Contrast. The characters and background of signs shall be eggshell, matte, or other nonglare finish. Characters and symbols shall contrast with their background -- either light characters on a dark background or dark characters on a light background. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.28.2* Character Proportion. Letters and numbers on signs shall have a width-to-height ratio between 3:5 and 1:1 and a stroke-width-to-height ratio between 1:5 and 1:10, utilizing an upper-case "X" for measurement. 4.28.3* Character Height. Letter and number heights for signs of various sizes shall conform to Table 4.28.3. Exception: Character heights shall be 5/8 in (16 mm) high minimum for building directories. Table 4.28.3 Letter and Number Heights Height above floor/ground Minimum character height More than 80 in (2030 mm) 3 in (75 mm) More than 60 in (1525 mm) but not more than 80 in (2030 mm) 2 in (51 mm) More than 48 in (1220 mm) but not more than 60 in (1525 mm) 1 in (25 mm) 4.28.4* Pictograms. Where pictograms are required, they shall have a 6 in (150 mm) minimum size measured at the border. Where text descriptors for pictograms are required, they shall comply with the tactile character provisions of 4.28.6 and 4.28.7. 4.28.6* Tactile Characters or Symbols. Raised characters, symbols and Braille shall comply with 4.28.6.1 and 4.28.6.2. 4.28.6.1 Raised Characters and Symbols. Characters and symbols on tactile signs shall be raised 1/32 in (0.8 mm) minimum. Raised characters and symbols shall be in uppercase characters. Raised characters and symbols shall be 5/8 in (16 mm) high minimum, and 2 in (51 mm) maximum. Raised characters and symbols shall be accompanied by Braille in accordance with 4.28.6.2. 4.28.6.2 Braille. Braille shall be separated 1/2 in (13 mm) minimum from the corresponding raised characters or symbols. Braille provided in accordance with 4.10.1.12

shall be placed 3/16 in (5 mm) minimum below the corresponding raised characters or symbols. Braille shall be Grade II and shall conform to Specification #800, National Library Service, Library of Congress. 4.28.5* Finish and Contrast. The characters and background of signs shall be eggshell, matte, or other nonglare finish. Characters and symbols shall contrast with their background, with either light characters on a dark background or dark characters on a light background. BCMC Comments* E. Exceeds. ANSI N.E. ANSI fails to require sans serif or simple serif typeface. BCMC P.N.E. ANSI gives technical provision for required pictograms only and does not require text descriptions to accompany pictograms. Therefore, BCMC needs to provide scoping for pictograms and accompanying text. E. 95 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03810 ADA Title III Requirements 4.30.6 Mounting Location and Height. Where permanent identification is provided for rooms and spaces, signs shall be installed on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door. Where there is no wall space to the latch side of the door, including at double leaf doors, signs shall be placed on the nearest adjacent wall. Mounting height shall be 60 in (1525 mm) above the finish floor to the centerline of the sign. Mounting location for such signage shall be so that a person may approach within 3 in (76 mm) of signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door. 4.30.7* Symbols of Accessibility (1) 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). Figure 43 of the ADA Standards. International Symbols. 43(a) Proportions, International Symbol of

Accessibility. The diagram illustrates the International Symbol of Accessibility on a grid background. 43(b) Display Conditions, International Symbol of Accessibility. The symbol contrast shall be light on dark or dark on light. (2) Volume Control Telephones. Telephones required to have a volume control by 4.1.3(17)(b) shall be identified by a sign containing a depiction of a telephone handset with radiating sound waves. (3) Text Telephones. Text telephones required by 4.1.3(17)(c) shall be identified by the international TDD symbol (Fig. 43(c)). In addition, if a facility has a public text telephone, directional signage indicating the location of the nearest text telephone shall be placed adjacent to all banks of telephones which do not contain a text telephone. Such directional signage shall include the international TDD symbol. If a facility has no banks of telephones, the directional signage shall be provided at the entrance (e.g., in a building directory). (4) Assistive Listening Systems. In assembly areas where permanently installed assistive listening systems are required by 4.1.3(19)(b) the availability of such systems shall be identified with signage that includes the international symbol of access for hearing loss (Fig. 43(d)). 4.30.8* Illumination Levels. (Reserved). 4.31 Telephones. 4.31.1 General. Public telephones required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.31. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.28.7* Location of Tactile Signage. Tactile signage shall be located alongside the door on the latch side and shall be mounted at 60 in (1525 mm) above the adjacent finished floor to the centerline of the sign. In locations having double doors, tactile signs shall be mounted to the right of the right hand door. Where there is no wall space on the latch side of the door, including double leaf doors, signs shall be placed on the nearest adjacent wall. 4.28.8* Symbols of Accessibility. 4.28.1 International Symbol of Accessibility. Where the international symbol of accessibility is required, it shall be proportioned and displayed as shown in Fig. 4.28.8.1. 4.28.8.4 Volume Controlled Telephones. Where telephones are required to have volume controls, they shall be identified by a sign containing a depiction of a telephone handset with radiating sound waves, such as is

shown in Fig. 4.28.8.4. 4.28.8.2 International Symbol of Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD). Where telecommunication devices for the deaf are required, they shall be identified by the international telecommunications device for the deaf symbol and proportioned as shown in Fig. 4.28.8.2. 4.28.8.3 Assistive Listening Systems. Where permanently installed assistive listening systems are required, they shall be identified by the international symbol of access for hearing loss proportioned and displayed as shown in Fig. 4.28.8.3. 4.29 Telephones 4.29.1 General. Accessible public telephones and related equipment shall comply with 4.29. BCMC Comments* N.E. ANSI deleted the provision requiring placement of room signage to allow a person to approach within 3 inches of the sign. N.E. Directional signage for TDDs/TTs is not required by ANSI. E. 96 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03811 ADA Title III Requirements 4.31.2 Clear Floor or Ground Space. A clear floor or ground space at least 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair shall be provided at telephones (see Fig. 44). The clear floor or ground space shall comply with 4.2.4. Bases, enclosures, and fixed seats shall not impede approaches to telephones by people who use wheelchairs. Figure 44 of the ADA Standards. Mounting Heights and Clearances for Telephones. 44(a) Side Reach Possible. If a parallel approach is provided at a telephone in an enclosure, the wing walls and shelf may extend beyond the face of the telephone a maximum of 10 in (255 mm). The wing walls and shelf may not overlap the required clear space. The controls shall be located no higher than 54 in (1370 mm) above the floor and the wing walls shall extend downward to 27 in

(685 mm) or less above the floor. 44(b) Forward Reach Required. If a front approach is provided at a telephone with an enclosure, the shelf may extend beyond the face of the telephone a maximum of 20 in (510 mm) into the required clear floor space. Wing walls may extend beyond the face of the telephone a maximum of 24 in (610 mm). If wing walls extend more than 24 in (610 mm) beyond the face of the telephone, an additional 6 in (150 mm) in width of clear floor space shall be provided, creating a clear floor space of 36 in by 48 in (910 mm by 1220 mm). Wing walls shall extend downward to 27 in (685 mm) or less above the floor. The highest operable part shall be located no higher than 48 in (1220 mm) above the floor. 4.31.3* Mounting Height. The highest operable part of the telephone shall be within the reach ranges specified in 4.2.5 or 4.2.6. 4.31.4 Protruding Objects. Telephones shall comply with 4.4. 4.31.5 Hearing Aid Compatible and Volume Control Telephones Required by 4.1. (1) Telephones shall be hearing aid compatible. (2) Volume controls, capable of a minimum of 12 dbA and a maximum of 18 dbA above normal, shall be provided in accordance with 4.1.3. If an automatic reset is provided then 18 dbA may be exceeded. 4.31.6 Controls. Telephones shall have pushbutton controls where service for such equipment is available. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.29.2 Clear Floor Space or Ground Space. Clear floor or ground space shall be provided at each accessible public telephone in accordance with 4.29.2.1 or 4.29.2.2. The required clear space shall comply with 4.2.4 and shall not be restricted by bases, enclosures, and fixed seats. 4.29.2.1 Parallel Approach. Where a parallel approach by a person in a wheelchair is provided, the clear floor space or ground space shall be 30 in deep by 48 in wide (760 mm by 1220 mm) minimum. The distance from the edge of the telephone enclosure to the face of the telephone unit shall be 10 in (255 mm) maximum. See Fig. B4.29.2.1. 4.29.2.2 Forward Approach. Where a forward approach by a person in a wheelchair is provided, the clear floor space or ground space shall be 48 in (1220 mm) deep minimum. Where the distance from the edge of the

telephone enclosure to the face of the telephone unit is 24 in (610 mm) maximum, the clear space shall be 30 in (760 mm) wide minimum. Where the distance from the edge of the telephone enclosure to the face of the telephone unit is 24 in (610 mm) minimum, the clear space shall be 36 in (915 mm) wide minimum. The distance from the front edge of a counter within the enclosure to the face of the telephone unit shall be 20 in (510 mm) maximum. See Fig. B4.29.2.2. 4.29.3* Mounting Height. The highest operable parts that are essential to the use of the telephone shall be located within the reach ranges specified in 4.2.5 or 4.2.6. 4.29.4 Protruding Objects. Telephones, enclosures, and related equipment shall comply with 4.4. 4.29.5 Hearing-aid Compatible and Volume Controlled Telephones. Telephones shall be hearing-aid compatible. Volume control shall be capable of increasing the volume within the range of 12 db minimum and 18 db maximum above the nonamplified mode, except that the 18 db maximum shall not apply where an automatic reset is provided. 4.29.6 Controls. Accessible telephones shall have push button controls where service for such equipment is available. BCMC Comments* E. P.N.E. ANSI needs to address that the clear space must extend under the counter at least to the depth of the face of the phone. This is shown on the illustration but not in text. E. E. E. E. 97 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03812 ADA Title III Requirements 4.31.7 Telephone Books. Telephone books, if provided, shall be located in a position that complies with the reach ranges specified in 4.2.5 and 4.2.6. 4.31.8 Cord Length. The cord from the telephone to the

handset shall be at least 29 in (735 mm) long. 4.31.9* Text Telephones Required by 4.1. (1) Text telephones used with a pay telephone shall be permanently affixed within, or adjacent to, the telephone enclosure. If an acoustic coupler is used, the telephone cord shall be sufficiently long to allow connection of the text telephone and the telephone receiver. (2) Pay telephones designed to accommodate a portable text telephone shall be equipped with a shelf and an electrical outlet within or adjacent to the telephone enclosure. The telephone handset shall be capable of being placed flush on the surface of the shelf. The shelf shall be capable of accommodating a text telephone and shall have 6 in (152 mm) minimum vertical clearance in the area where the text telephone is to be placed. (3) Equivalent facilitation may be provided. For example, a portable text telephone may be made available in a hotel at the registration desk if it is available on a 24-hour basis for use with nearby public pay telephones. In this instance, at least one pay telephone shall comply with paragraph 2 of this section. In addition, if an acoustic coupler is used, the telephone handset cord shall be sufficiently long so as to allow connection of the text telephone and the telephone receiver. Directional signage shall be provided and shall comply with 4.30.7. 4.32 Fixed or Built-in Seating and Tables. 4.32.1 Minimum Number. Fixed or built-in seating or tables required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.32. 4.32.2 Seating. If seating spaces for people in wheelchairs are provided at fixed tables or counters, clear floor space complying with 4.2.4 shall be provided. Such clear floor space shall not overlap knee space by more than 19 in (485 mm) (see Fig. 45). Figure 45 of the ADA Standards. Minimum Clearances for Seating and Tables. If wheelchair seating is beside fixed seats, clear floor space 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) minimum must be provided. If wheelchair seating is across the front of fixed seating, the minimum required clear floor space is 42 in by 48 in (1065 mm by 1220 mm). An accessible route to wheelchair seating must be provided. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.29.7 Telephone Directories. Telephone directories, if provided, shall be located in accordance with 4.2.

4.29.8 Cord Length. Accessible telephones shall be equipped with a handset cord length of 29 in (735 mm) minimum. 4.29.9 Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD). 4.29.9.1 Where used with a pay telephone, telecommunications devices for the deaf shall be permanently affixed within, or adjacent to, the telephone enclosure. If an acoustic coupler is used, the telephone cord shall be sufficiently long to allow connection of the TDD and the telephone receiver. 4.29.9.2 Where pay telephones designed to accommodate a portable TDD are provided, they shall be equipped with a shelf and an electrical outlet within or adjacent to the telephone enclosure. The telephone handset shall be capable of being placed flush on the surface of the shelf. The shelf shall be capable of accommodating a TDD and shall have a 6 in (150 mm) high minimum vertical clearance above the area where the TDD is to be located. 4.31 Seating, Tables, Work Surfaces, and Service Counters 4.31.1 General. Accessible fixed or built-in seating, benches, tables, service counters or work surfaces shall comply with 4.16.6 and 4.31. 4.31.2.1 Seating. Accessible seating spaces provided at tables, service counters, or work surfaces for people in wheelchairs shall have a clear floor space complying with 4.2.4. Such clear floor space shall overlap knee space by not more than 19 in (485 mm). See Fig. B4.31.2. 4.31.2.2 Benches. Accessible benches shall be 20 in to 24 in (510 mm to 610 mm) wide by 42 in to 48 in (1065 mm to 1220 mm) long fixed to a wall along the longer dimension. The bench shall be mounted 17 in to 19 in (430 mm to 480 mm) above the floor. Clear floor space shall be provided in accordance with 4.2.4. The structural strength of the benches shall conform to 4.24. Where installed in wet locations the surface of the bench shall be slip resistant and water shall not accumulate upon the surface. BCMC Comments* E. E. E. E. ANSI E. for technical specification.

BCMC N.E. There is no requirement to provide accessible seating at counters, as there is in the ADA. 98 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03813 ADA Title III Requirements 4.32.3 Knee Clearances. If seating for people in wheelchairs is provided at tables or counters, knee spaces at least 27 in (685 mm) high, 30 in (760 mm) wide, and 19 in (485 mm) deep shall be provided (see Fig. 45). 4.32.4* Height of Tables or Counters. The tops of accessible tables and counters shall be from 28 in to 34 in (710 mm to 865 mm) above the finish floor or ground. 4.33 Assembly Areas. 4.33.1 Minimum Number. Assembly and associated areas required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.33. 4.33.2* Size of Wheelchair Locations. Each wheelchair location shall provide minimum clear ground or floor spaces as shown in Fig. 46. Figure 46 of the ADA Standards. Space Requirements for Wheelchair Seating Spaces in Series. 46(a) Forward or Rear Access. If seating space for two wheelchair users is accessed from the front or rear, the minimum space required is 48 in (1220 mm) deep by 66 in (1675 mm) wide. 46(b) Side Access. If seating space for two wheelchair users is accessed from the side, the minimum space required is 60 in (1525 mm) deep by 66 in (1675 mm) wide. 4.33.3* Placement of Wheelchair Locations. Wheelchair areas shall be an integral part of any fixed seating plan and shall be provided so as to provide people with physical disabilities a choice of admission prices and lines of sight comparable to those for members of the general public. They shall adjoin an accessible route that also serves as a means of egress in case of emergency. At least one companion fixed seat shall be provided next to each wheelchair seating area. When the seating capacity exceeds 300, wheelchair spaces shall be provided in more than one location. Readily removable seats may be installed in wheelchair spaces when the spaces are not required to accommodate wheelchair users. EXCEPTION: Accessible viewing positions may be

clustered for bleachers, balconies, and other areas having sight lines that require slopes of greater than 5 percent. Equivalent accessible viewing positions may be located on levels having accessible egress. 4.33.4 Surfaces. The ground or floor at wheelchair locations shall be level and shall comply with 4.5. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.31.3 Knee Clearances. Accessible seating for people in wheelchairs at tables, service counters, and work surfaces shall have knee spaces 27 in (685 mm) high minimum, 30 in (760 mm) wide minimum, and 19 in (485 mm) deep minimum. See Fig. B4.31.2. 4.31.4* Height of Work Surfaces and Service Counters. The tops of accessible portions of tables, service counters, tray slides and work surfaces shall be from 28-34 in (710 mm to 865 mm) from the floor or ground. 4.32 Auditorium and Assembly Areas 4.32.1 General. Accessible viewing positions in auditorium and assembly areas with fixed seating shall comply with 4.32. 4.32.2* Size of Wheelchair Locations. 4.32.2.1 Wheelchair locations with forward or rear access shall provide clear ground or floor spaces of 33 in (840 mm) wide by 48 in (1220 mm) deep minimum. See Fig. B4.32.2(a). 4.32.2.2 Wheelchair locations with side access shall provide minimum clear ground or floor spaces of 33 in (840 mm) wide and 60 in (1525 mm) deep. See Fig. B4.32.2(b). 4.32.3* Placement of Wheelchair Locations. 4.32.3.1 At least one wheelchair location shall accommodate two wheelchairs minimum. 4.32.3.2 Wheelchair locations shall be adjacent to an aisle. They shall also be adjacent to a fixed or removable seat located such that each wheelchair location has, immediately to one side, a fixed or removable seat. 4.32.3.3 Wheelchair locations shall provide lines of sight comparable to those of all viewing areas. 4.32.4 Aisles. Ramps serving as aisles adjacent to seating areas shall be permitted to have a running slope not steeper than 1:8 where such slope is required to maintain adequate sightlines. Such ramped aisles shall be permitted as an accessible route to seating areas, to performing areas adjacent to seating, and as means of egress from such areas.

4.32.5 Surfaces. Ground or floor surfaces at wheelchair locations shall have a slope not steeper than 1:48 and shall comply with 4.5. BCMC 5.2.1 In Group A1, A2, and A5 occupancies wheelchair spaces for each assembly area shall be provided in accordance with Table 5.2. Removable seats shall be permitted in the wheelchair spaces. When the number of seats exceeds 300, wheelchair spaces shall be provided in more than one location. Dispersion of wheelchair locations shall be based on the availability of accessible routes to various seating areas, including seating at various levels in multilevel facilities. Comments* E. E. E. E. N.E. ANSI uses the term "aisle" in 4.32.3.2 instead of "accessible route that also serves as a means of egress" in the ADA Standards. See 4.32.4 below. ANSI allows aisles 1:8 to serve as accessible routes, etc. See comments at ADA Standards 4.1.3(19). E. 99 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03814 ADA Title III Requirements 4.33.5 Access to Performing Areas. An accessible route shall connect wheelchair seating locations with performing areas, including stages, arena floors, dressing rooms, locker rooms, and other spaces used by performers. 4.33.6* Placement of Listening Systems. If the listening system provided serves individual fixed seats, then such seats shall be located within a 50 ft (15 m) viewing distance of the stage or playing area and shall have a complete view of the stage or playing area. 4.33.7* Types of Listening Systems. Assistive listening systems (ALS) are intended to augment standard public address and audio systems by providing signals which can be received directly by persons with special receivers or their own hearing aids and which eliminate or filter

background noise. The type of assistive listening system appropriate for a particular application depends on the characteristics of the setting, the nature of the program, and the intended audience. Magnetic induction loops, infra-red and radio frequency systems are types of listening systems which are appropriate for various applications. 4.34 Automated Teller Machines. 4.34.1 General. Each automated teller machine required to be accessible by 4.1.3 shall be on an accessible route and shall comply with 4.34. 4.34.2 Clear Floor Space. The automated teller machine shall be located so that clear floor space complying with 4.2.4 is provided to allow a person using a wheelchair to make a forward approach, a parallel approach, or both, to the machine. 4.34.3 Reach Ranges. (1) Forward Approach Only. If only a forward approach is possible, operable parts of all controls shall be placed within the forward reach range specified in 4.2.5. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.32.6* Placement of Listening Systems. Individual fixed seats, served by a listening system, shall be located within a 50 ft (15 m) distance of the stage or playing area and shall have a complete view of the stage or playing area. In a motion picture theater, individual fixed seats, served by a listening system, shall be located any place within the auditorium that has a complete view of the screen. 4.32.7 Types of Listening Systems. Induction loops, infrared systems, FM and AM radio frequency systems, hard-wired earphones, and other equivalent devices shall be permitted as acceptable listening systems. 4.30 Automatic Teller Machines 4.30.1 Mounting. Accessible automatic teller machines shall be mounted so that all features requiring user activation comply with 4.2.5 or 4.2.6. Clear floor space shall comply with 4.2.4. Input into machines shall be made possible by tactile markings, and private audible output shall be made available so that the machine can be used entirely without vision. 4.30.2 Display Screen. Where print appears on the display screen, the automatic teller machine video display screen shall use san serif print that is a minimum of 18 point size, and shall contrast with the background by a minimum of 70 percent. Where the automatic teller machine is designed to be used by pedestrians, the video display

screen shall be placed so that the lower edge shall be at a height of 38 in (965 mm) maximum off the ground or be adjustable. 4.24.1* General. Operable parts of equipment and appliances in accessible spaces, along accessible routes, or as part of accessible elements shall comply with 4.25. See 4.30 above. BCMC 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site. Where only one accessible route is provided, it shall not pass through kitchens, storage rooms, restrooms, closets or similar spaces. Comments* Note: No specific provision but general language should cover this. There is no exception. E. E. E. See separate sections below. E. E. Although less detailed, the ANSI standard is within the general reach ranges. 100 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03815 ADA Title III Requirements 4.34.3(2) Parallel Approach Only. If only a parallel approach is possible, operable parts of controls shall be placed as follows: (a) Reach Depth Not More Than 10 in (255 mm). Where the reach depth to the operable parts of all controls as measured from the vertical plane perpendicular to the edge of the unobstructed clear floor space at the farthest protrusion of the automated teller machine or surround is not more than 10 in (255 mm), the maximum height above the finished floor or grade shall be 54 in (1370 mm). (b) Reach Depth More Than 10 in (255 mm). Where the reach depth to the operable parts of any control as measured from the vertical plane perpendicular to the edge of the unobstructed clear floor space at the farthest protrusion of the automated teller machine or surround is more than 10 in (255 mm), the maximum height above the finished floor or grade shall be as follows:

Reach Depth Maximum Height In Mm In Mm 10 255 54 1370 11 280 53 1/2 1360 12 305 53 1345 13 330 52 1/2 1335 14 355 51 1/2 1310 15 380 51 1295 16 405 50 1/2 1285 17 430 50 1270 18 455 49 1/2 1255 19 485 49 1245 20 510 48 1/2 1230 21 535 47 1/2 1205 22 560 47 1195 23 585 46 1/2 1180 24 610 46 1170 4.34.3(3) Forward and Parallel Approach. If both a forward and parallel approach are possible, operable parts of controls shall be placed within at least one of the reach ranges in paragraphs (1) or (2) of this section. (4) Bins. Where bins are provided, for envelopes, waste paper, or other purposes, at least one of each type provided shall comply with the applicable reach ranges in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of this section. EXCEPTION: Where a function can be performed in a substantially equivalent manner by using an alternate control, only one of the controls needed to perform that function is required to comply with this section. If the controls are identified by tactile markings, such markings shall be provided on both controls. 4.34.4 Controls. Controls for user activation shall comply with 4.27.4. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC Comments* E. 101 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03816 ADA Title III Requirements 4.34.5 Equipment for Persons with Vision Impairments. Instructions and all information for use shall be made accessible to and independently usable by persons with vision impairments.

4.35 Dressing and Fitting Rooms. 4.35.1 General. Dressing and fitting rooms required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.35 and shall be on an accessible route. 4.35.2 Clear Floor Space. A clear floor space allowing a person using a wheelchair to make a 180-degree turn shall be provided in every accessible dressing room entered through a swinging or sliding door. No door shall swing into any part of the turning space. Turning space shall not be required in a private dressing room entered through a curtained opening at least 32 in (815 mm) wide if clear floor space complying with section 4.2 renders the dressing room usable by a person using a wheelchair. 4.35.3 Doors. All doors to accessible dressing rooms shall be in compliance with section 4.13. 4.35.4 Bench. Every accessible dressing room shall have a 24 in by 48 in (610 mm by 1220 mm) bench fixed to the wall along the longer dimension. The bench shall be mounted 17 in to 19 in (430 mm to 485 mm) above the finish floor. Clear floor space shall be provided alongside the bench to allow a person using a wheelchair to make a parallel transfer onto the bench. The structural strength of the bench and attachments shall comply with 4.26.3. Where installed in conjunction with showers, swimming pools, or other wet locations, water shall not accumulate upon the surface of the bench and the bench shall have a slip-resistant surface. 4.35.5 Mirror. Where mirrors are provided in dressing rooms of the same use, then in an accessible dressing room, a full-length mirror, measuring at least 18 in wide by 54 in high (460 mm by 1370 mm), shall be mounted in a position affording a view to a person on the bench as well as to a person in a standing position. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 See 4.30 above. 4.16 Toilet, Bath, Dressing and Shower Rooms and Bathing Facilities. 4.16.1 General. Accessible toilet rooms, bathrooms, bathing facilities, dressing rooms and shower rooms shall comply with 4.16. 4.16.3* Clear Floor Space. Accessible fixtures and controls shall comply with 4.17 through 4.22. An unobstructed turning space complying with 4.2.3 and 4.2.4.1 shall be provided within an accessible room. The clear floor spaces at fixtures and operable parts, the

accessible route, and the turning space shall be permitted to overlap. 4.16.2* Doors. All doors to accessible toilet rooms, bathrooms, bathing facilities, and shower rooms shall comply with 4.13. Doors shall not swing into the clear floor space required for any fixture unless the toilet or bathroom is for individual use only, or a clear floor space complying with 4.2.4.1 is provided beyond the arc of the door swing within the room. 4.31.2.2 Benches. Accessible benches shall be 20 in to 24 in (510 mm to 610 mm) wide by 42 in to 48 in (1065 mm to 1220 mm) long fixed to a wall along the longer dimension. The bench shall be mounted 17 in to 19 in (430 mm to 480 mm) above the floor. Clear floor space shall be provided in accordance with 4.2.4. The structural strength of the benches shall conform to 4.24. Where installed in wet locations the surface of the bench shall be slip resistant and water shall not accumulate upon the surface. 4.16.6* Mirrors. Mirrors, mounted above lavatories or sinks, shall have the bottom edge of the reflecting surface 38 in (965 mm) maximum above the floor. See Fig. B4.20.3.1. Full length mirrors used in conjunction with wheelchair accessible dressing rooms shall be 18 in (455 mm) wide minimum and shall be mounted with the bottom edge 18 in (455 mm) high maximum above the floor and the top edge 72 in (1830 mm) high minimum. Mirrors shall be located in a position affording a view to a person seated on a bench or a wheelchair, as well as to a person in a standing position. BCMC Comments* E. E. N.E. ANSI should address encroachment of door swing on turning space. P.N.E. 4.16.2 does not mention dressing rooms. ANSI N.E. Dimensions of the bench vary from ADA Standards. BCMC N.E. BCMC/ANSI requires dressing rooms to be accessible, but does not require accessible dressing rooms to have benches.

E. 102 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03817 ADA Title III Requirements 5 RESTAURANTS AND CAFETERIAS 5.1* General. Except as specified or modified in this section, restaurants and cafeterias shall comply with the requirements of 4.1 to 4.35. Where fixed tables (or dining counters where food is consumed but there is no service) are provided, at least 5 percent, but not less than one, of the fixed tables (or a portion of the dining counter) shall be accessible and shall comply with 4.32 as required in 4.1.3(18). In establishments where separate areas are designated for smoking and non-smoking patrons, the required number of accessible fixed tables (or counters) shall be proportionally distributed between the smoking and non-smoking areas. In new construction, and where practicable in alterations, accessible fixed tables (or counters) shall be distributed throughout the space or facility. 5.2 Counters and Bars. Where food or drink is served at counters exceeding 34 in (865 mm) in height for consumption by customers seated on stools or standing at the counter, a portion of the main counter which is 60 in (1525 mm) in length minimum shall be provided in compliance with 4.32 or service shall be available at accessible tables within the same area. 5.3 Access Aisles. All accessible fixed tables shall be accessible by means of an access aisle at least 36 in (915 mm) clear between parallel edges of tables or between a wall and the table edges. 5.4 Dining Areas. In new construction, all dining areas, including raised or sunken dining areas, loggias, and outdoor seating areas, shall be accessible. In non-elevator buildings, an accessible means of vertical access to the mezzanine is not required under the following conditions: 1) the area of mezzanine seating measures no more than 33 percent of the area of the total accessible seating area; 2) the same services and decor are provided in an accessible space usable by the general public; and, 3) the accessible areas are not restricted to use by people with disabilities. In alterations, accessibility to raised or sunken dining areas, or to all parts of outdoor seating areas is not required provided that the same services and decor are

provided in an accessible space usable by the general public and are not restricted to use by people with disabilities. Figure 53 of the ADA Standards. Food Service Lines. The clear width of the food service line shall be measured from the leading edge of the tray slide. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.31.4* Height of Work Surfaces and Service Counters. The tops of accessible portions of tables, service counters, tray slides and work surfaces shall be from 28-34 in (710865 mm) from the floor or ground. 4.3.3* Width. Clear width of an accessible route shall be 36 in (915 mm) minimum, except at doors (see 4.13.5). See Fig. B4.3.3(a). Clear width of the accessible route with turns around an obstruction less than 48 in (1220 mm) wide shall have a clear space of 42 in by 48 in (1065 mm by 1220 mm) minimum. See Fig 4.3.3(b). BCMC 5.2.3 In Group A3 occupancies the total floor area allotted for seating and tables shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Where necessary for line of sight, requirements of 5.2.1 for number and dispersion of wheelchair spaces shall be applied. 2. In buildings without elevators, an accessible route to a mezzanine dining area is not required, provided that the mezzanine contains less than 25% of the total area and the same services are provided in the accessible area. 5.2.3 In Group A3 occupancies the total floor area allotted for seating and tables shall be accessible. 5.2.3 In Group A3 occupancies the total floor area allotted for seating and tables shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Where necessary for line of sight, requirements of 5.2.1 for number and dispersion of wheelchair spaces shall be applied. 2. In buildings without elevators, an accessible route to a mezzanine dining area is not required, provided that the mezzanine contains less than 25% of the total area and the same services are provided in the accessible area. Comments* Exception 1 - N.E. Does not mention outdoor seating or fixed tables. Requires dispersion only "where necessary".

N.E. Does not require 60" length. E. Although not specific, the general provision of 4.3.3 would appear to apply here. Exception 1 - N.E. Does not mention outdoor seating or fixed tables. Also, it appears to require dispersion only "where necessary." 103 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03818 ADA Title III Requirements 5.5 Food Service Lines. Food service lines shall have a minimum clear width of 36 in (915 mm), with a preferred clear width of 42 in (1065 mm) to allow passage around a person using a wheelchair. Tray slides shall be mounted no higher than 34 in (865 mm) above the floor (see Fig. 53). If self-service shelves are provided, at least 50 percent of each type must be within reach ranges specified in 4.2.5 and 4.2.6. 5.6 Tableware and Condiment Areas. Self-service shelves and dispensing devices for tableware, dishware, condiments, food and beverages shall be installed to comply with 4.2 (see Fig. 54). Figure 54 of the ADA Standards. Tableware Areas. The maximum height is 54 in (1370 mm). 5.7 Raised Platforms. In banquet rooms or spaces where a head table or speaker's lectern is located on a raised platform, the platform shall be accessible in compliance with 4.8 or 4.11. Open edges of a raised platform shall be protected by placement of tables or by a curb. 5.8 Vending Machines and Other Equipment. Spaces for vending machines and other equipment shall comply with 4.2 and shall be located on an accessible route. 5.9 Quiet Areas. (Reserved). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.31.4* Height of Work Surfaces and Service Counters. The tops of accessible portions of tables, service counters, tray slides and work surfaces shall be from 28-34 in (710865 mm) from the floor or ground. 4.23.1 General. Accessible storage facilities including cabinets, shelves, closets, lockers and drawers shall comply with 4.23. 4.23.2 Clear Floor Space. A clear floor space complying

with 4.2.4 that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair shall be provided at accessible storage facilities. 4.23.3 Height. Accessible storage spaces shall be within at least one of the reach ranges specified in 4.2.5 and 4.2.6. Clothes rods shall be 54 in (1370 mm) maximum above the floor. See Fig. B4.23. BCMC Comments* P.N.E. No scoping provided. N.E. regarding width of food service lines and self-service shelves. P.N.E. No scoping provided. P.N.E. Scoping issue. Further, edge protection is not addressed. N.E. 104 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03819 ADA Title III Requirements 6 MEDICAL CARE FACILITIES 6.1 General. Medical care facilities included in this section are those in which people receive physical or medical treatment or care and where persons may need assistance in responding to an emergency and where the period of stay may exceed twenty-four hours. In addition to the requirements of 4.1 through 4.35, medical care facilities and buildings shall comply with 6. 6.1 (1) Hospitals - general purpose hospitals, psychiatric facilities, detoxification facilities -- At least 10 percent of patient bedrooms and toilets, and all public use and common use areas are required to be designed and constructed to be accessible. 6.1 (2) Hospitals and rehabilitation facilities that specialize in treating conditions that affect mobility, or units within either that specialize in treating conditions that affect mobility -- All patient bedrooms and toilets, and all public use and common use areas are required to be designed and constructed to be accessible. 6.1 (3) Long term care facilities, nursing homes -- At least 50 percent of patient bedrooms and toilets, and all public use and common use areas are required to be designed and constructed to be accessible. 6.1 (4) Alterations to patient bedrooms. (a) When patient bedrooms are being added or altered as

part of a planned renovation of an entire wing, a department, or other discrete area of an existing medical facility, a percentage of the patient bedrooms that are being added or altered shall comply with 6.3. The percentage of accessible rooms provided shall be consistent with the percentage of rooms required to be accessible by the applicable requirements of 6.1(1), 6.1(2), or 6.1(3), until the number of accessible patient bedrooms in the facility equals the overall number that would be required if the facility were newly constructed. (For example, if 20 patient bedrooms are being altered in the obstetrics department of a hospital, 2 of the altered rooms must be made accessible. If, within the same hospital, 20 patient bedrooms are being altered in a unit that specializes in treating mobility impairments, all of the altered rooms must be made accessible.) Where toilet/bathrooms are part of patient bedrooms which are added or altered and required to be accessible, each such patient toilet/bathroom shall comply with 6.4. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 5.3.1 In Group 12 general purpose hospitals, psychiatric facilities and detoxification facilities, at least 10%, but not less than one, of the patient sleeping rooms and their bathing and toilet facilities shall be accessible. 5.3.2 In Group 12 hospitals and rehabilitation facilities that specialize in treating conditions that affect mobility, or units within either that specialize in treating conditions that affect mobility, 100% of the patient rooms and their bathing and toilet facilities shall be accessible. 5.3.3 In Group 11 occupancies and 12 nursing homes, at least 50%, but not less than one, of the patient sleeping rooms and their bathing and toilet facilities shall be accessible. 5.3.4 In Group 13 occupancies, at least 5%, but not less than one, of the resident units and their bathing and toilet facilities shall be accessible for each 100 resident units or fraction thereof. Comments* E. N.E. No specific provisions. 105 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03820 ADA Title III Requirements

6.1 (4) (b) When patient bedrooms are being added or altered individually, and not as part of an alteration of the entire area, the altered patient bedrooms shall comply with 6.3, unless either: a) the number of accessible rooms provided in the department or area containing the altered patient bedroom equals the number of accessible patient bedrooms that would be required if the percentage requirements of 6.1(1), 6.1(2), or 6.1(3) were applied to that department or area; or b) the number of accessible patient bedrooms in the facility equals the overall number that would be required if the facility were newly constructed. Where toilet/bathrooms are part of patient bedrooms which are added or altered and required to be accessible, each such toilet/bathroom shall comply with 6.4. 6.2 Entrances. At least one accessible entrance that complies with 4.14 shall be protected from the weather by canopy or roof overhang. Such entrances shall incorporate a passenger loading zone that complies with 4.6.6. 6.3 Patient Bedrooms. Provide accessible patient bedrooms in compliance with 4.1 through 4.35. Accessible patient bedrooms shall comply with the following: (1) Each bedroom shall have a door that complies with 4.13. EXCEPTION: Entry doors to acute care hospital bedrooms for in-patients shall be exempted from the requirement in 4.13.6 for maneuvering space at the latch side of the door if the door is at least 44 in (1120 mm) wide. (2) Each bedroom shall have adequate space to provide a maneuvering space that complies with 4.2.3. In rooms with 2 beds, it is preferable that this space be located between beds. (3) Each bedroom shall have adequate space to provide a minimum clear floor space of 36 in (915 mm) along each side of the bed and to provide an accessible route complying with 4.3.3 to each side of each bed. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.13.6.16 Doors to hospital bedrooms shall be exempt from the requirement for space at the latch side of door provided the door is 44 in (1120 mm) wide minimum. BCMC 5.3.5 In Group 12 occupancies, at least one accessible entrance shall include a passenger loading zone complying with CABO/ANSI A117.1.

Comments* N.E. BCMC does not address weather protection. N.E. The ADA Standards 6.3(1) exception applies only to "acute care" hospital bedrooms. ANSI 4.13.6.16 gives exemption to all hospital bedrooms. 106 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03821 ADA Title III Requirements 6.4 Patient Toilet Rooms. Where toilet/bath rooms are provided as a part of a patient bedroom, each patient bedroom that is required to be accessible shall have an accessible toilet/bath room that complies with 4.22 or 4.23 and shall be on an accessible route. 7 BUSINESS AND MERCANTILE 7.1 General. In addition to the requirements of 4.1 to 4.35, the design of all areas used for business transactions with the public shall comply with 7. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 5.3.1 In Group 12 general purpose hospitals, psychiatric facilities and detoxification facilities, at least 10%, but not less than one, of the patient sleeping rooms and their bathing and toilet facilities shall be accessible. 5.3.2 In Group 12 hospitals and rehabilitation facilities that specialize in treating conditions that affect mobility, or units within either that specialize in treating conditions that affect mobility, 100% of the patient rooms and their bathing and toilet facilities shall be accessible. 5.3.3 In Group 11 occupancies and 12 nursing homes, at least 50%, but not less than one, of the patient sleeping rooms and their bathing and toilet facilities shall be accessible. Comments* E. P.N.E. No specific scoping. 107 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03822 ADA Title III Requirements 7.2 Sales and Service Counters, Teller Windows, Information Counters.

(1) In department stores and miscellaneous retail stores where counters have cash registers and are provided for sales or distribution of goods or services to the public, at least one of each type shall have a portion of the counter which is at least 36 in (915 mm) in length with a maximum height of 36 in (915 mm) above the finish floor. It shall be on an accessible route complying with 4.3. The accessible counters must be dispersed throughout the building or facility. In alterations where it is technically infeasible to provide an accessible counter, an auxiliary counter meeting these requirements may be provided. (2) At ticketing counters, teller stations in a bank, registration counters in hotels and motels, box office ticket counters, and other counters that may not have a cash register but at which goods or services are sold or distributed, either: (i) a portion of the main counter which is a minimum of 36 in (915 mm) in length shall be provided with a maximum height of 36 in (915 mm); or (ii) an auxiliary counter with a maximum height of 36 in (915 mm) in close proximity to the main counter shall be provided; or (iii) equivalent facilitation shall be provided (e.g., at a hotel registration counter, equivalent facilitation might consist of: (1) provision of a folding shelf attached to the main counter on which an individual with disabilities can write, and (2) use of the space on the side of the counter or at the concierge desk, for handing materials back and forth). All accessible sales and service counters shall be on an accessible route complying with 4.3. (3)* Assistive Listening Devices. (Reserved). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.31.4* Height of Work Surfaces and Service Counters. The tops of accessible portions of tables, service counters, tray slides and work surfaces shall be from 28 in to 34 in (710 mm to 865 mm) from the floor or ground. BCMC 6.7.2 Counters and Windows. Where customer sales and service counters or windows are provided, a portion of the counter, or at least one window, shall be accessible. Comments* P.N.E. BCMC does not require 36" length. 108

ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03823 ADA Title III Requirements 7.3* Check-out Aisles. (1) In new construction, accessible check-out aisles shall be provided in conformance with the table below: Total Check-out Aisles Minimum Number of Accessible of Each Design Check-out Aisles Of Each Design 1-4 1 5-8 2 8 - 15 3 over 15 3, plus 20% of additional aisles EXCEPTION: In new construction, where the selling space is under 5000 square feet, only one check-out aisle is required to be accessible. EXCEPTION: In alterations, at least one check-out aisle shall be accessible in facilities under 5000 square feet of selling space. In facilities of 5000 or more square feet of selling space, at least one of each design of check-out aisle shall be made accessible when altered until the number of accessible check-out aisles of each design equals the number required in new construction. Examples of check-out aisles of different "design" include those which are specifically designed to serve different functions. Different "design" includes but is not limited to the following features - length of belt or no belt; or permanent signage designating the aisle as an express lane. (2) Clear aisle width for accessible check-out aisles shall comply with 4.2.1 and maximum adjoining counter height shall not exceed 38 in (965 mm) above the finish floor. The top of the lip shall not exceed 40 in (1015 mm) above the finish floor. 7.3 (3) Signage identifying accessible check-out aisles shall comply with 4.30.7 and shall be mounted above the check-out aisle in the same location where the check-out number or type of check-out is displayed. 7.4 Security Bollards. Any device used to prevent the removal of shopping carts from store premises shall not prevent access or egress to people in wheelchairs. An alternate entry that is equally convenient to that provided for the ambulatory population is acceptable. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.31.5 Checkout Counters. Checkout counter surfaces shall be 38 in (965 mm) maximum above the finished

floor. The top of the counter edge protection shall be 40 in (1015 mm) maximum above the finished floor. BCMC 6.7.3 Check-out Aisles. Accessible check-out aisles shall be installed in accordance with Table 6.7. Traffic control devices, security devices and turnstiles located in accessible check-out aisles or lanes shall be accessible. TABLE NO. 6.7 REQUIRED CHECK-OUT AISLES Minimum Number of Total Accessible Check-out Aisles Check-Out Aisles 1-4 1 5-8 2 9-15 3 Over 15 3, plus 1 for each additional 5 over 15 6.7.3 Check-out Aisles. Accessible check-out aisles shall be installed in accordance with Table 6.7. Traffic control devices, security devices and turnstiles located in accessible check-out aisles or lanes shall be accessible. TABLE NO. 6.7 REQUIRED CHECK-OUT AISLES Minimum Number of Total Accessible Check-out Aisles Check-Out Aisles 1-4 1 5-8 2 9-15 3 Over 15 3, plus 1 for each additional 5 over 15 Comments* P.N.E. No requirement for accessible route. No signage requirements. P.N.E. Need to ensure that bollards are considered "security devices." Also, need to address security devices in accessible routes other than check-out aisles. 109 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03824 ADA Title III Requirements 8. LIBRARIES. 8.1 General. In addition to the requirements of 4.1 to 4.35, the design of all public areas of a library shall comply

with 8, including reading and study areas, stacks, reference rooms, reserve areas, and special facilities or collections. 8.2 Reading and Study Areas. At least 5 percent or a minimum of one of each element of fixed seating, tables, or study carrels shall comply with 4.2 and 4.32. Clearances between fixed accessible tables and between study carrels shall comply with 4.3. 8.3 Check-Out Areas. At least one lane at each check-out area shall comply with 7.2(1). Any traffic control or book security gates or turnstiles shall comply with 4.13. 8.4 Card Catalogs and Magazine Displays. Minimum clear aisle space at card catalogs and magazine displays shall comply with Fig. 55. Maximum reach height shall comply with 4.2, with a height of 48 in (1220 mm) preferred irrespective of approach allowed. 8.5 Stacks. Minimum clear aisle width between stacks shall comply with 4.3, with a minimum clear aisle width of 42 in (1065 mm) preferred where possible. Shelf height in stack areas is unrestricted (see Fig. 56). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.31.5 Checkout Counters. Checkout counter surfaces shall be 38 in (965 mm) maximum above the finished floor. The top of the counter edge protection shall be 40 in (1015 mm) maximum above the finished floor. BCMC Comments* P.N.E. No specific scoping. P.N.E. No specific scoping. N.E. No specific scoping provisions. Technical provision is not equivalent with surface at 38 inches rather than 36 inches as in 7.2.(1). N.E. No specific scoping. Technical provisions are not equivalent because ANSI reach requirements would apply and ADA is more restrictive here. P.N.E. No specific scoping. 110 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03825 ADA Title III Requirements 9. ACCESSIBLE TRANSIENT LODGING.

(1) Except as specified in the special technical provisions of this section, accessible transient lodging shall comply with the applicable requirements of 4.1 through 4.35. Transient lodging includes facilities or portions thereof used for sleeping accommodations, when not classed as a medical care facility. 9.1 Hotels, Motels, Inns, Boarding Houses, Dormitories, Resorts and Other Similar Places of Transient Lodging. 9.1.1 General. All public use and common use areas are required to be designed and constructed to comply with section 4 (Accessible Elements and Spaces: Scope and Technical Requirements). EXCEPTION: Sections 9.1 through 9.4 do not apply to an establishment located within a building that contains not more than five rooms for rent or hire and that is actually occupied by the proprietor of such establishment as the residence of such proprietor. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 1.1 All buildings and structures, including their associated sites and facilities, shall be accessible with accessible means of egress for people with physical disabilities as required in these provisions. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Areas where work cannot reasonably be performed by persons having a severe impairment (mobility, sight or hearing) are not required to have the specific features providing accessibility to such persons. 2. Group R3 buildings and accessory structures and their associated site facilities. 3. Group U structures. EXCEPTIONS: 1. In Group U agricultural buildings, access is required to paved work areas and areas open to the general public. 2. Access is required to private garages or carports which contain accessible parking. 4. Temporary structures, sites, and equipment directly associated with the construction process such as construction site trailers, scaffolding, bridging or material hoists. 5. Buildings and facilities or portions thereof not required to be accessible in 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0. 5.4.2 In Group R2 occupancies containing more than 20 dwelling units, at least 2%, but not less than one, of the dwelling units shall be adaptable. All dwelling units on a

site shall be considered to determine the total number of adaptable units. Comments* P.N.E. No specific scoping. N.E. Not specifically addressed. 111 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03826 ADA Title III Requirements 9.1.2 Accessible Units, Sleeping Rooms, and Suites. Accessible sleeping rooms or suites that comply with the requirements of 9.2 (Requirements for Accessible Units, Sleeping Rooms, and Suites) shall be provided in conformance with the table below. In addition, in hotels, of 50 or more sleeping rooms or suites, additional accessible sleeping rooms or suites that include a roll-in shower shall also be provided in conformance with the table below. Such accommodations shall comply with the requirements of 9.2, 4.21, and Figure 57(a) or (b). Number of Rooms Accessible Rooms with Rooms Roll-in Showers 1 to 25 1 26 to 50 2 51 to 75 3 1 76 to 100 4 1 101 to 150 5 2 151 to 200 6 2 201 to 300 7 3 301 to 400 8 4 401 to 500 9 4, plus one for 501 to 1000 2% of total each additional 1001 and over 20 plus 1 for each 100 over 400 100 over 1000 Figure 57 of the ADA Standards. Roll-in Shower with Folding Seat. 57(a) Where a fixed seat is provided in a 30 in minimum by 60 in (716 mm by 1220 mm) minimum shower stall, the controls and spray unit on the back (long) wall shall be located a maximum of 27 in (685 mm) from the side wall where the seat is attached. 57(b) An alternate 36 in by 60 in (915 mm by 1220 mm) minimum shower stall is permitted. The width of the stall opening shall be a minimum of 36 in (915 mm) clear located on a long wall at the opposite end of the shower from the controls. The shower seat shall be 24 in

(610 mm) minimum in length by 16 in (330 mm) minimum in width and may be rectangular in shape. The seat shall be located next to the opening to the shower and adjacent to the end wall containing the shower head and controls. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.22.2.2 Roll-in Type Showers. Roll-in type shower stalls shall be 30 in by 60 in (760 mm by 1525 mm) inside finished dimension minimum with clear floor space of 36 in wide by 60 in long (915 mm by 1525 mm) minimum.... 4.22.3 Seat. A folding or non-folding seat shall be provided in transfer-type shower stalls.... BCMC 5.4.1 In Group R1 occupancies containing 6 or more guest rooms, one for the first 30 guest rooms and one additional for each additional 100 guest rooms or fraction thereof shall be accessible. In hotels with more than 50 sleeping rooms or suites, roll-in type showers shall be provided in one-half, but not less than one, of the required accessible sleeping rooms or suites. Comments* N.E. 1) No requirement for owner on premises for bed & breakfast with five or fewer rooms. BCMC exempts 6-room facilities. ADA does not. 2) Scoping requirements for accessible guest rooms far below ADA. 3) Roll-in showers included, not additional: e.g. under ADAAG, hotel with 310 rooms has 8 accessible rooms with tub or shower, plus 4 rooms with roll-in showers for a total of 12. Under BCMC hotel with 310 rooms has 2 accessible rooms with tub or shower, 2 rooms with roll-in showers for a total of 4 (1/30 + 3/280). BCMC does not require combination roll-in/ transfer shower. Regular roll-in shower will not necessarily satisfy ADA requirements for hotels (see below).

N.E. for transient lodging combination showers. A folding seat must be provided in such showers. 112 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03827 ADA Title III Requirements 9.1.3 Sleeping Accommodations for Persons with Hearing Impairments. In addition to those accessible sleeping rooms and suites required by 9.1.2, sleeping rooms and suites that comply with 9.3 (Visual Alarms, Notification Devices, and Telephones) shall be provided in conformance with the following table: Number of Elements Accessible Elements 1 to 25 1 26 to 50 2 51 to 75 3 76 to 100 4 101 to 150 5 151 to 200 6 201 to 300 7 301 to 400 8 401 to 500 9 501 to 1000 2% of total 1001 and over 20 plus 1 for each 100 over 1000 9.1.4 Classes of Sleeping Accommodations. (1) In order to provide persons with disabilities a range of options equivalent to those available to other persons served by the facility, sleeping rooms and suites required to be accessible by 9.1.2 shall be dispersed among the various classes of sleeping accommodations available to patrons of the place of transient lodging. Factors to be considered include room size, cost, amenities provided, and the number of beds provided. (2) Equivalent Facilitation. For purposes of this section, it shall be deemed equivalent facilitation if the operator of a facility elects to limit construction of accessible rooms to those intended for multiple occupancy, provided that such rooms are made available at the cost of a single occupancy room to an individual with disabilities who requests a single-occupancy room. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC

10.0 ALARM SYSTEMS In Group R1 occupancies, all required accessible guest rooms plus an additional number of guest rooms in accordance with the table below shall be provided with a visible and audible alarm-indicating appliance, activated by both the in-room smoke detector and the building fire protective signaling system. Number of Rooms Rooms with Visual and Audible Alarms 6 to 25 1 26 to 50 2 51 to 75 3 76 to 100 4 101 to 150 5 151 to 200 6 201 to 300 7 301 to 400 8 401 to 500 9 501 to 1000 2% of total 1001 & over 20, plus 1 for each 100 over 1000 Comments* N.E. None required if less than or equal to 6 rooms, even if not owner-occupied. BCMC exempts 6-room facilities. Also, no requirement for notification or telephone devices. N.E. Does not require dispersion. 113 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03828 ADA Title III Requirements 9.1.5 Alterations to Accessible Units, Sleeping Rooms, and Suites. When sleeping rooms are being altered in an existing facility, or portion thereof, subject to the requirements of this section, at least one sleeping room or suite that complies with the requirements of 9.2 (Requirements for Accessible Units, Sleeping Rooms, and Suites) shall be provided for each 25 sleeping rooms, or fraction thereof, of rooms being altered until the number of such rooms provided equals the number required to be accessible with 9.1.2. In addition, at least one sleeping room or suite that complies with the requirements of 9.3 (Visual Alarms, Notification Devices, and Telephones) shall be provided for each 25 sleeping rooms, or fraction

thereof, of rooms being altered until the number of such rooms equals the number required to be accessible by 9.1.3. 9.2 Requirements for Accessible Units, Sleeping Rooms and Suites. 9.2.1 General. Units, sleeping rooms, and suites required to be accessible by 9.1 shall comply with 9.2. 9.2.2 Minimum Requirements. An accessible unit, sleeping room or suite shall be on an accessible route complying with 4.3 and have the following accessible elements and spaces. (1) Accessible sleeping rooms shall have a 36 in (915 mm) clear width maneuvering space located along both sides of a bed, except that where two beds are provided, this requirement can be met by providing a 36 in (915 mm) wide maneuvering space located between the two beds. (2) An accessible route complying with 4.3 shall connect all accessible spaces and elements, including telephones, within the unit, sleeping room, or suite. This is not intended to require an elevator in multi-story units as long as the spaces identified in 9.2.2(6) and (7) are on accessible levels and the accessible sleeping area is suitable for dual occupancy. (3) Doors and doorways designed to allow passage into and within all sleeping rooms, suites or other covered units shall comply with 4.13. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.33 Dwelling Units 4.33.1* General. Accessible dwelling units shall comply with 4.33. 4.33.2* Adaptability. Both adaptable dwelling units and units in which fixtures are permanently installed within the heights specified in 4.33.3 and 4.33.4 shall be considered accessible dwelling units. BCMC 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site. Where only one accessible route is provided, it shall not pass through kitchens, storage rooms, restrooms, closets or similar spaces. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A single accessible route shall be permitted to pass through a kitchen or storage room in an accessible or adaptable dwelling unit. 15.1 Doorway Width. Doorways shall have a minimum

clear width of 32 inches. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Doorways not required for means of egress in Group R2 and R3 occupancies. 2. Group I3 occupancies. 3. Storage closets less than 10 sq ft in area. 4. Revolving doors. 5. Interior egress doorways within a dwelling unit not required to be adaptable or accessible shall have a minimum clear width of 29 3/4 inches. Comments* Exceeds by not providing this exception to the general requirements for alterations. N.E. ANSI has no specific technical requirements for transient housing. However, the provisions for dwelling units could be applied to some facility types, i.e., "time share" apartments and family shelters. BCMC is N.E. because it has not scoped these requirements. N.E. Specific provisions for accessible units not addressed. 114 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03829 ADA Title III Requirements 9.2.2 (4) If fixed or built-in storage facilities such as cabinets, shelves, closets, and drawers are provided in accessible spaces, at least one of each type provided shall contain storage space complying with 4.25. Additional storage may be provided outside of the dimensions required by 4.25. (5) All controls in accessible units, sleeping rooms, and suites shall comply with 4.27. 9.2.2 (6) Where provided as part of an accessible unit, sleeping room, or suite, the following spaces shall be accessible and shall be on an accessible route: (a) the living area. (b) the dining area. (c) at least one sleeping area. (d) patios, terraces, or balconies. EXCEPTION: The requirements of 4.13.8 and 4.3.8 do not apply where it is necessary to utilize a higher door

threshold or a change in level to protect the integrity of the unit from wind/water damage. Where this exception results in patios, terraces or balconies that are not at an accessible level, equivalent facilitation shall be provided. (E.g., Equivalent facilitation at a hotel patio or balcony might consist of providing raised decking or a ramp to provide accessibility). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 6.4 Storage and Locker Facilities Where storage facilities such as cabinets, shelves, closets, lockers and drawers are provided in required accessible or adaptable spaces, at least one of each type shall contain storage space complying with A117.1 (4.23). 6.8 Controls, Operating Mechanisms and Hardware Controls, operating mechanisms and hardware, including switches that control lighting, ventilation or electrical outlets, in accessible spaces, along accessible routes or as parts of accessible elements, shall be accessible. Comments* E. N.E. Not addressed. 115 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03830 ADA Title III Requirements 9.2.2 (6)(e) at least one full bathroom (i.e., one with a water closet, a lavatory, and a bathtub or shower). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.33.3* Bathrooms. Accessible bathrooms shall comply with 4.33.3. 4.33.3.1 Doors. Doors shall not swing into the clear floor space required for any fixture unless the toilet or bathroom is for individual use only, or a clear floor space complying with 4.2.4.1 is provided beyond the arc of the door swing within the room. 4.33.3.2 Water Closets 4.33.3.2.1 Water closets shall be located in the corner of the adaptable bathroom. See Fig. B4.33.3.2. A 48 in (1220 mm) minimum clear space shall be provided in front of the bowl and from the side wall. The distance from the centerline of water closet to accessible lavatory shall be 18 in (455 mm) minimum and from the centerline of the water closet to the wall shall be 18 in (455 mm). The clear space shall be permitted at either side of the water

closet. 4.33.3.2.2 Water closet height shall be from 15 in (380 mm) minimum to 19 in (485 mm) maximum, measured from the floor to the top of the toilet seat. 4.33.3.2.3 Grab bars complying with 4.24 shall be installed, or structural reinforcement or other provisions shall be made that will allow installation of grab bars meeting these requirements. 4.33.3.2.4 The toilet paper dispenser shall comply with 4.16.4. 4.33.3.3 Lavatory, Mirrors, and Medicine Cabinets 4.33.3.3.1 The lavatory shall comply with 4.20. 4.33.3.3.2 Medicine cabinets provided under the lavatory shall provide, or shall be removable to provide, the clearances specified in 4.20.2. 4.33.3.3.3 Medicine cabinets provided above the lavatory shall comply with 4.16.5. 4.33.3.3.4 Mirrors shall comply with 4.16.6. 4.33.3.4 Bathtubs. Where a bathtub is provided, it shall have the following features: 4.33.3.4.1 Clear floor space at bathtubs shall comply with 4.21.2. BCMC 6.1.1 Toilet rooms and bathing facilities shall be accessible. At least one of each type fixture or element in each accessible toilet room and bathing facility shall be accessible. EXCEPTIONS: 1. A toilet room or bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use shall be permitted to be adaptable. adaptable. 2. Dwelling units, guest rooms and patient toilet rooms, unless required by 5.0 to be accessible or adaptable. Comments* ANSI N.E. ANSI allows adaptability and does not require a turning space in residential bathrooms. BCMC E. 116 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03831 ADA Title III Requirements 9.2.2 (6) (f) if only half baths are provided, at least one

half bath. 9.2.2 (6) (g) carports, garages or parking spaces. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.33.3.4.2 A removable in-tub seat or permanent seat at the head end of the tub shall be provided in compliance with 4.21.3. The structural strength of seats and their attachments shall comply with 4.24.3. In-tub seats shall be capable of being mounted securely and shall not slip during use. 4.33.3.4.3 Grab bars shall be installed in compliance with 4.21.4, or structural reinforcement shall be made that will allow installation of grab bars meeting these requirements. 4.33.3.4.4 Faucets and other controls shall comply with 4.21.5. 4.33.3.4.5 A shower spray unit shall be provided in compliance with 4.21.6. 4.33.3.5 Showers. Where a shower is provided, it shall comply with 4.22. Exception 1. In lieu of providing a seat, the wall opposite the controls in a shower stall shall be structurally reinforced the full depth of the stall at a height from 16 in to 20 in (405 mm to 510 mm) measured from the bathroom floor, to allow for the installation of a shower seat. Exception 2. Structural reinforcement shall be permitted that will allow installation of grab bars complying with 4.22.4. 4.33.3.6 Clear Floor Space. Clear floor space at fixtures shall be permitted to overlap. BCMC Comments* See above. N.E. Specific elements not required. 117 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03832 ADA Title III Requirements 9.2.2 (7) Kitchens, Kitchenettes, or Wet Bars. When provided as accessory to a sleeping room or suite, kitchens, kitchenettes, wet bars, or similar amenities shall be accessible. Clear floor space for a front or parallel approach to cabinets, counters, sinks, and appliances shall be provided to comply with 4.2.4. Countertops and sinks shall be mounted at a maximum height of 34 in (865 mm) above the floor. At least fifty percent of shelf space in

cabinets or refrigerator/freezers shall be within the reach ranges of 4.2.5 or 4.2.6 and space shall be designed to allow for the operation of cabinet and/or appliance doors so that all cabinets and appliances are accessible and usable. Controls and operating mechanisms shall comply with 4.27. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.33.4 Kitchens. Accessible kitchens and their components shall comply with the requirements of 4.33.4. 4.33.4.1 Clearance. Where counters provide the knee clearances specified in 4.20.2, clearances between those counters and all opposing base cabinets, countertops, appliances, or walls in kitchens shall be 40 in (1015 mm) minimum, except in U-shaped kitchens, where such clearances shall be 60 in (1525 mm) minimum. 4.33.4.2 Clear Floor Space. A clear floor space 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) minimum complying with 4.2.4 that allows either a forward or a parallel approach by a person in a wheelchair shall be provided at all appliances in the kitchen, including the range or cooktop, oven, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, and trash compactor. Laundry equipment located in the kitchen shall comply with 4.33.5. 4.33.4.3 Operable Parts. All operable parts in kitchens shall comply with 4.25. 4.33.4.4 Work Surfaces. At least one 30 in (760 mm) wide minimum section of counter shall provide a work surface that complies with the following requirements. See Fig. B4.33.4.4. 4.33.4.4.1 The counter shall be adjustable or replaceable as a unit at variable heights between 28 in and 36 in (710 mm and 915 mm), measured from the floor to the top of the counter surface, or shall be mounted at a fixed height of 34 in (865 mm) maximum, measured from the floor to the top of the counter surface. 4.33.4.4.2 Base cabinets, if provided, shall be removable under the full 30 in (760 mm) minimum frontage of the counter. The finished floor shall extend under the counter to the wall. 4.33.4.4.3 Counter thickness and supporting structure shall extend 2 in (51 mm) maximum over the required clear area. BCMC Comments* P.N.E. No scoping of elements.

However, technical detail exceeds the ADA Standards. If applied to transient housing these provisions would provide greater access in general than the ADA Standards. 118 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03833 ADA Title III Requirements CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.33.4.4.4 A clear floor space of 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) minimum shall allow a forward approach to the counter. The clear floor space shall be permitted to extend 19 in (485 mm) maximum underneath the counter. The knee space shall have a clear width of 30 in (760 mm) minimum. 4.33.4.4.5 There shall be no sharp or abrasive surfaces under such counters. 4.33.4.5* Sink. The sink and surrounding counter shall comply with the following requirements. See Fig. B4.33.4.5. 4.33.4.5.1 The sink and surrounding counter shall be adjustable or replaceable as a unit at variable heights between 28 in and 36 in (710 mm and 915 mm), measured from the finished floor to the top of the counter surface or sink rim, or shall be mounted at a fixed height of 34 in (865 mm) minimum, measured from the finished floor to the top of the counter surface or sink rim. 4.33.4.5.2 Where sinks are installed to be adjustable in height, rough-in plumbing shall be located to accept connections of supply and drain pipes for sinks mounted at the height of 28 in (710 mm). 4.33.4.5.3 The depth of a sink bowl shall be 6 1/2 in (165 mm) maximum. Only one bowl of double-bowl or triplebowl sinks needs to meet this requirement. 4.33.4.5.4 Faucets shall comply with 4.25.4. 4.33.4.5.5 Base cabinets, if provided, shall be removable under the full 30 in (760 mm) minimum frontage of the sink and surrounding counter. The finished flooring shall extend under the counter to the wall. 4.33.4.5.6 Counter thickness and supporting structure shall extend 2 in (51 mm) maximum over the required clear space. 4.33.4.5.7 A clear floor space of 30 in by 48 in (760 mm by 1220 mm) minimum shall allow forward approach to

the sink. The clear floor space shall be permitted to extend 19 in (485 mm) maximum underneath the sink. The knee space shall have a clear width of 30 in (760 mm) minimum. BCMC Comments* See above. 119 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03834 ADA Title III Requirements CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.33.4.5.8 Water supply pipes and drain pipes under sinks shall be protected in accordance with 4.20.4 4.33.4.6* Ranges and Cooktops. Ranges and cooktops shall comply with 4.33.4.2 and 4.33.4.3. If ovens or cooktops have knee spaces underneath, they shall be insulated or otherwise protected on the exposed contact surfaces for protection against burns, abrasions, or electrical shock. The clear floor space shall be permitted to overlap the knee space, if provided, by 19 in (485 mm) maximum. The location of controls for ranges and cooktops shall not require reaching across burners. 4.33.4.7* Ovens. Ovens shall comply with 4.33.4.2 and 4.33.4.3. Ovens shall be of the self-cleaning type or be located adjacent to an adjustable height counter with a 30 in (760 mm) wide minimum knee space below. See Fig. B4.33.4.7. 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 (255 mm) minimum when fully extended. Ovens shall have controls on front panels. Controls shall be permitted to be located on either side of the door. 4.33.4.8* Refrigerator/Freezers. Refrigerators and freezers shall comply with 4.33.4.2 and 4.33.4.3. Side-by-side combination freezer and refrigerator appliances shall have at least 50 percent of the freezer space and at least 50 percent of the refrigerator space located 54 in (1370 mm) maximum above the floor. Other combination refrigerators and freezers shall have at least 50 percent of the freezer space and 100 percent of the refrigerator space and controls 54 in (1370 mm) maximum above the floor. Freezers with less than 100 percent of the storage volume within the limits specified in 4.2.5 or 4.2.6 shall be the

self-defrosting type. 4.33.4.10* Kitchen Storage. 4.33.4.10.1 Cabinets, drawers, and shelf storage areas shall comply with 4.23. 4.33.4.10.2 At least one shelf of all cabinets and storage shelves mounted above work counters shall be 48 in (1220 mm) maximum above the floor. See Fig. B4.33.4.4. 4.33.4.10.3 Door pulls or handles for wall cabinets shall be mounted as close to the bottom of cabinet doors as possible. Door pulls or handles for base cabinets shall be mounted as close to the top of cabinet doors as possible. BCMC Comments* See above. See above. 120 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03835 ADA Title III Requirements 9.2.2(8) Sleeping room accommodations for persons with hearing impairments required by 9.1 and complying with 9.3 shall be provided in the accessible sleeping room or suite. 9.3 Visual Alarms, Notification Devices and Telephones. 9.3.1 General. In sleeping rooms required to comply with this section, auxiliary visual alarms shall be provided and shall comply with 4.28.4. Visual notification devices shall also be provided in units, sleeping rooms and suites to alert room occupants of incoming telephone calls and a door knock or bell. Notification devices shall not be connected to auxiliary visual alarm signal appliances. Permanently installed telephones shall have volume controls complying with 4.31.5; an accessible electrical outlet within 4 ft (1220 mm) of a telephone connection shall be provided to facilitate the use of a text telephone. 9.3.2 Equivalent Facilitation. For purposes of this section, equivalent facilitation shall include the installation of electrical outlets (including outlets connected to a facility's central alarm system) and telephone wiring in sleeping rooms and suites to enable persons with hearing impairments to utilize portable visual alarms and communication devices provided by the operator of the facility. 9.4 Other Sleeping Rooms and Suites. Doors and doorways designed to allow passage into and within all

sleeping units or other covered units shall comply with 4.13.5. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 10.0 ALARM SYSTEMS In Group R1 occupancies, all required accessible guest rooms plus an additional number of guest rooms in accordance with the table below shall be provided with a visible and audible alarm-indicating appliance, activated by both the in-room smoke detector and the building fire protective signaling system. Number of Rooms Rooms with Visual and Audible Alarms 6 to 25 1 26 to 50 2 51 to 75 3 76 to 100 4 101 to 150 5 151 to 200 6 201 to 300 7 301 to 400 8 401 to 500 9 501 to 1000 2% of total 1001 & over 20, plus 1 for each 100 over 1000 10.0 ALARM SYSTEMS In Group R1 occupancies, all required accessible guest rooms plus an additional number of guest rooms in accordance with the table below shall be provided with a visible and audible alarm-indicating appliance, activated by both the in-room smoke detector and the building fire protective signaling system. Number of Rooms Rooms with Visual and Audible Alarms 6 to 25 1 26 to 50 2 51 to 75 3 76 to 100 4 101 to 150 5 151 to 200 6 201 to 300 7 301 to 400 8 401 to 500 9 501 to 1000 2% of total 1001 & over 20, plus 1 for each 100

over 1000 15.1 Doorway Width. Doorways shall have a minimum clear width of 32 inches. EXCEPTIONS: 1. Doorways not required for means of egress in Group R2 and R3 occupancies. 2. Group I3 occupancies. 3. Storage closets less than 10 s ft in area. 4. Revolving doors. 5. Interior egress doorways within a dwelling unit not required to be adaptable or accessible shall have a minimum clear width of 29 3/4 inches. Comments* N.E. No requirement for notification or telephone devices. N.E. No requirement for notification or telephone devices. E. Exception 5 - N.E. for dwelling units in transient lodging. 121 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03836 ADA Title III Requirements 9.5 Transient Lodging in Homeless Shelters, Halfway Houses, Transient Group Homes, and Other Social Service Establishments. 9.5.1 New Construction. In new construction all public use and common use areas are required to be designed and constructed to comply with section 4. At least one of each type of amenity (such as washers, dryers and similar equipment installed for the use of occupants) in each common area shall be accessible and shall be located on an accessible route to any accessible unit or sleeping accommodation. EXCEPTION: Where elevators are not provided as allowed in 4.1.3(5), accessible amenities are not required on inaccessible floors as long as one of each type is provided in common areas on accessible floors. 9.5.2 Alterations. (1) Social service establishments which are not homeless shelters: (a) The provisions of 9.5.3 and 9.1.5 shall apply to sleeping rooms and beds. (b) Alteration of other areas shall be consistent with the

new construction provisions of 9.5.1. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC Comments* P.N.E. Not specifically addressed. N.E. Scoping and technical details specific provisions not addressed. 122 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03837 ADA Title III Requirements 9.5.2 (2) Homeless shelters. If the following elements are altered, the following requirements apply: (a) at least one public entrance shall allow a person with mobility impairments to approach, enter and exit including a minimum clear door width of 32 in (815 mm). (b) sleeping space for homeless persons as provided in the scoping provisions of 9.1.2 shall include doors to the sleeping area with a minimum clear width of 32 in (815 mm) and maneuvering space around the beds for persons with mobility impairments complying with 9.2.2(1). (c) at least one toilet room for each gender or one unisex toilet room shall have a minimum clear door width of 32 in (815 mm), minimum turning space complying with 4.2.3, one water closet complying with 4.16, one lavatory complying with 4.19 and the door shall have a privacy latch; and if provided, at least one tub or shower shall comply with 4.20 or 4.21, respectively. (d) at least one common area which a person with mobility impairments can approach, enter and exit including a minimum clear door width of 32 in (815 mm). (e) at least one route connecting elements (a), (b), (c) and (d) which a person with mobility impairments can use including minimum clear width of 36 in (915 mm), passing space complying with 4.3.4, turning space complying with 4.2.3 and changes in levels complying with 4.3.8. (f) homeless shelters can comply with the provisions of (a)-(e) by providing the above elements on one accessible floor. 9.5.3 Accessible Sleeping Accommodations in New Construction. Accessible sleeping rooms shall be provided in conformance with the table in 9.1.2 and shall comply with 9.2 Accessible Units, Sleeping Rooms and Suites (where the items are provided). Additional sleeping rooms that comply with 9.3 Sleeping Accommodations for

Persons with Hearing Impairments shall be provided in conformance with the table provided in 9.1.3. In facilities with multi-bed rooms or spaces, a percentage of the beds equal to the table provided in 9.1.2 shall comply with 9.2.2(1). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 5.4.1 In Group R1 occupancies containing 6 or more guest rooms, one for the first 30 guest rooms and one additional for each additional 100 guest rooms or fraction thereof shall be accessible. In hotels with more than 50 sleeping rooms or suites, roll-in type showers shall be provided in one-half, but not less than one, of the required accessible sleeping rooms or suites. Number of Rooms Rooms with Visual and Audible Alarms 6 to 25 1 26 to 50 2 51 to 75 3 76 to 100 4 101 to 150 5 151 to 200 6 201 to 300 7 301 to 400 8 401 to 500 9 501 to 1000 2% of total 1001 & over 20, plus 1 for each 100 over 1000 Comments* P.N.E. Not addressed. See 9.1, above. 123 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03838 ADA Title III Requirements 10 TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES 10.1 General. Every station, bus stop, bus stop pad, terminal, building or other transportation facility, shall comply with the applicable provisions of 4.1 through 4.35, sections 5 through 9, and the applicable provisions of this section. The exceptions for elevators in 4.1.3(5) exception 1 and 4.1.6(l)(k) do not apply to a terminal, depot, or other station used for specified public transportation, or an airport passenger terminal, or facilities subject to Title II.

10.2 Bus Stops and Terminals. 10.2.1 New Construction. (1) Where new bus stop pads are constructed at bus stops, bays or other areas where a lift or ramp is to be deployed, they shall have a firm, stable surface; a minimum clear length of 96 inches (measured from the curb or vehicle roadway edge) and a minimum clear width of 60 inches (measured parallel to the vehicle roadway) to the maximum extent allowed by legal or site constraints; and shall be connected to streets, sidewalks or pedestrian paths by an accessible route complying with 4.3 and 4.4. The slope of the pad parallel to the roadway shall, to the extent practicable, be the same as the roadway. For water drainage, a maximum slope of 1:50 (2%) perpendicular to the roadway is allowed. (2) Where provided, new or replaced bus shelters shall be installed or positioned so as to permit a wheelchair or mobility aid user to enter from the public way and to reach a location, having a minimum clear floor area of 30 inches by 48 inches, entirely within the perimeter of the shelter. Such shelters shall be connected by an accessible route to the boarding area provided under paragraph (1) of this section. (3) Where provided, all new bus route identification signs shall comply with 4.30.5. In addition, to the maximum extent practicable, all new bus route identification signs shall comply with 4.30.2 and 4.30.3. Signs that are sized to the maximum dimensions permitted under legitimate local, state or federal regulations or ordinances shall be considered in compliance with 4.30.2 and 4.30.3 for purposes of this section. EXCEPTION: Bus schedules, timetables, or maps that are posted at the bus stop or bus bay are not required to comply with this provision. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 1.1 All buildings and structures, including their associated sites and facilities, shall be accessible with accessible means of egress for people with disabilities as required in these provisions. Comments* N.E. Not addressed. Although transportation facilities will be covered by BCMC's general provisions, those provisions will not

address the features and elements unique to such facilities. N.E. Not addressed. 124 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03839 ADA Title III Requirements 10.2.2 Bus Stop Siting and Alterations. (1) Bus stop sites shall be chosen such that, to the maximum extent practicable, the areas where lifts or ramps are to be deployed comply with section 10.2.1(1) and (2). (2) When new bus route identification signs are installed or old signs are replaced, they shall comply with the requirements of 10.2.1(3). 10.3 Fixed Facilities and Stations. 10.3.1 New Construction. New stations in rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, intercity bus, intercity rail, high speed rail, and other fixed guideway systems (e.g., automated guideway transit, monorails, etc.) shall comply with the following provisions, as applicable. 10.3.1 (1) Elements such as ramps, elevators or other circulation devices, fare vending or other ticketing areas, and fare collection areas shall be placed to minimize the distance which wheelchair users and other persons who cannot negotiate steps may have to travel compared to the general public. The circulation path, including an accessible entrance and an accessible route, for persons with disabilities shall, to the maximum extent practicable, coincide with the circulation path for the general public. Where the circulation path is different, signage complying with 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, 4.30.5, and 4.30.7(1) shall be provided to indicate direction to and identify the accessible entrance and accessible route. 10.3.1 (2) In lieu of compliance with 4.1.3(8), at least one entrance to each station shall comply with 4.14, Entrances. If different entrances to a station serve different transportation fixed routes or groups of fixed routes, at least one entrance serving each group or route shall comply with 4.14, Entrances. All accessible entrance shall, to the maximum extent practicable, coincide with those used by the majority of the general public. 10.3.1 (3) Direct connections to commercial, retail, or residential facilities shall have an accessible route complying with 4.3 from the point of connection to

boarding platforms and all transportation system elements used by the public. Any elements provided to facilitate future direct connections shall be on an accessible route connecting boarding platforms and all transportation system elements used by the public. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site... 4.1 Each building and structure, and each separate tenancy within a building or structure, shall be provided with at least one entrance which complies with the accessible route provisions of CABO/ANSI A117.1. Not less than 50% of the entrances shall be accessible. 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site... 4.1 Each building and structure, and each separate tenancy within a building or structure, shall be provided with at least one entrance which complies with the accessible route provisions of CABO/ANSI A117.1. Not less than 50% of the entrances shall be accessible. Comments* N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. P.N.E. BCMC needs to address "coincide with the circulation path for the general public." Exceeds by requiring 50% rather than just one, to be accessible. However, P.N.E. because BCMC fails to require one at each entrance serving each group of routes. E. 125 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03840 ADA Title III Requirements 10.3.1 (4) Where signs are provided at entrances to stations identifying the station or the entrance, or both, at least one sign at each entrance shall comply with 4.30.4 and 4.30.6. Such signs shall be placed in uniform locations at entrances within the transit system to the maximum extent practicable.

EXCEPTION: Where the station has no defined entrance, but signage is provided, then the accessible signage shall be placed in a central location. 10.3.1 (5) Stations covered by this section shall have identification signs complying with 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, and 4.30.5. Signs shall be placed at frequent intervals and shall be clearly visible from within the vehicle on both sides when not obstructed by another train. When station identification signs are placed close to vehicle windows (i.e., on the side opposite from boarding) each shall have the top of the highest letter or symbol below the top of the vehicle window and the bottom of the lowest letter or symbol above the horizontal mid-line of the vehicle window. 10.3.1 (6) Lists of stations, routes, or destinations served by the station and located on boarding areas, platforms, or mezzanines shall comply with 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, and 4.30.5. A minimum of one sign identifying the specific station and complying with 4.30.4 and 4.30.6 shall be provided on each platform or boarding area. All signs referenced in this paragraph shall, to the maximum extent practicable, be placed in uniform locations within the transit system. 10.3.1 (7)* Automatic fare vending, collection and adjustment (e.g., add-fare) systems shall comply with 4.34.2, 4.34.3, 4.34.4, and 4.34.5. At each accessible entrance such devices shall be located on an accessible route. If self-service fare collection devices are provided for the use of the general public, at least one accessible device for entering, and at least one for exiting, unless one device serves both functions, shall be provided at each accessible point of entry or exit. Accessible fare collection devices shall have a minimum clear opening width of 32 in; shall permit passage of a wheelchair; and, where provided, coin or card slots and controls necessary for operation shall comply with 4.27. Gates which must be pushed open by wheelchair or mobility aid users shall have a smooth continuous surface extending from 2 inches above the floor to 27 inches above the floor and shall comply with 4.13. Where the circulation path does not coincide with that used by the general public, accessible fare collection systems shall be located at or adjacent to the accessible point of entry or exit. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC

Comments* N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. 126 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03841 ADA Title III Requirements 10.3.1 (8) Platform edges bordering a drop-off and not protected by platform screens or guard rails shall have a detectable warning. Such detectable warnings shall comply with 4.29.2 and shall be 24 inches wide running the full length of the platform drop-off. 10.3.1 (9) In stations covered by this section, rail-toplatform height in new stations shall be coordinated with the floor height of new vehicles so that the vertical difference, measured when the vehicle is at rest, is within plus or minus 5/8 inch under normal passenger load conditions. For rapid rail, light rail, commuter rail, high speed rail, and intercity rail systems in new stations, the horizontal gap, measured when the new vehicle is at rest, shall be no greater than 3 in. For slow moving automated guideway "people mover" transit systems, the horizontal gap in new stations shall be no greater than 1 in. EXCEPTION 1: Existing vehicles operating in new stations may have a vertical difference with respect to the new platform within plus or minus 1-1/2 in. EXCEPTION 2: In light rail, commuter rail and intercity rail systems where it is not operationally or structurally feasible to meet the horizontal gap or vertical difference requirements, mini-high platforms, car-borne or platformmounted lifts, ramps or bridge plates, or similar manually deployed devices, meeting the applicable requirements of 36 C.F.R. part 1192, or 49 C.F.R. part 38 shall suffice. 10.3.1 (10) Stations shall not be designed or constructed so as to require persons with disabilities to board or alight from a vehicle at a location other than one used by the general public. 10.3.1 (11) Illumination levels in the areas where signage is located shall be uniform and shall minimize glare on signs. Lighting along circulation routes shall be of a type and configuration to provide uniform illumination. 10.3.1 (12) Text Telephones: The following shall be provided in accordance with 4.31.9:

(a) If an interior public pay telephone is provided in a transit facility (as defined by the Department of Transportation) at least one interior public text telephone shall be provided in the station. (b) Where four or more public pay telephones serve a particular entrance to a rail station and at least one is in an interior location, at least one interior public text telephone shall be provided to serve that entrance. Compliance with this section constitutes compliance with section 4.1.3(17)(c). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC Comments* N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. 127 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03842 ADA Title III Requirements 10.3.1 (13) Where it is necessary to cross tracks to reach boarding platforms, the route surface shall be level and flush with the rail top at the outer edge and between rails, except for a maximum 2-1/2 inch gap on the inner edge of each rail to permit passage of wheel flanges. Such crossings shall comply with 4.29.5. Where gap reduction is not practicable, an above-grade or below-grade accessible route shall be provided. 10.3.1 (14) Where public address systems are provided to convey information to the public in terminals, stations, or other fixed facilities, a means of conveying the same or equivalent information to persons with hearing loss or who are deaf shall be provided. 10.3.1 (15) Where clocks are provided for use by the general public, the clock face shall be uncluttered so that its elements are clearly visible. Hands, numerals, and/or digits shall contrast with the background either light-ondark or dark-on-light. Where clocks are mounted overhead, numerals and/or digits shall comply with 4.30.3. Clocks shall be placed in uniform locations throughout the facility and system to the maximum extent practicable. 10.3.1 (16) Where provided in below grade stations, escalators shall have a minimum clear width of 32 inches.

At the top and bottom of each escalator run, at least two contiguous treads shall be level beyond the comb plate before the risers begin to form. All escalator treads shall be marked by a strip of clearly contrasting color, 2 inches in width, placed parallel to and on the nose of each step. The strip shall be of a material that is at least as slip resistant as the remainder of the tread. The edge of the tread shall be apparent from both ascending and descending directions. 10.3.1 (17) Where provided, elevators shall be glazed or have transparent panels to allow an unobstructed view both in to and out of the car. Elevators shall comply with 4.10. EXCEPTION: Elevator cars with a clear floor area in which a 60 inch diameter circle can be inscribed may be substituted for the minimum car dimensions of 4.10, Fig. 22. 10.3.1 (18) Where provided, ticketing areas shall permit persons with disabilities to obtain a ticket and check baggage and shall comply with 7.2. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.31.4* Height of Work Surfaces and Service Counters. The tops of accessible portions of tables, service counters, tray slides and work surfaces shall be from 28 in to 34 in (710 mm to 865 mm) from the floor or ground. BCMC 6.7.2 Counters and Windows. Where customer sales and service counters or windows are provided, a portion of the counter, or at least one window, shall be accessible. Comments* N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. See comments at ADA S 4.1.3 (5), above. N.E. regarding transparent panels. P.N.E. BCMC/ANSI does not require 36" length. 128 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03843 ADA Title III Requirements 10.3.1 (19) Where provided, baggage check-in and retrieval systems shall be on an accessible route complying

with 4.3, and shall have space immediately adjacent complying with 4.2. If unattended security barriers are provided, at least one gate shall comply with 4.13. Gates which must be pushed open by wheelchair or mobility aid users shall have a smooth continuous surface extending from 2 inches above the floor to 27 inches above the floor. 10.3.2 Existing Facilities: Key Stations. [Not reproduced because key stations are covered by title II of the ADA only and, therefore, section 10.3.2 is inapplicable to title III entities.] 10.3.3 Existing Facilities: Alterations. (1) For the purpose of complying with 4.1.6(2) Alterations to an Area Containing a Primary Function, an area of primary function shall be as defined by applicable provisions of 49 C.F.R. 37.43(c) (Department of Transportation's ADA Rule) or 28 C.F.R. 36.403 (Department of Justice's ADA Rule). 10.4 Airports. 10.4.1 New Construction. (1) Elements such as ramps, elevators or other vertical circulation devices, ticketing areas, security checkpoints, or passenger waiting areas shall be placed to minimize the distance which wheelchair users and other persons who cannot negotiate steps may have to travel compared to the general public. 10.4.1 (2) The circulation path, including an accessible entrance and an accessible route, for persons with disabilities shall, to the maximum extent practicable, coincide with the circulation path for the general public. Where the circulation path is different, directional signage complying with 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3 and 4.30.5 shall be provided which indicates the location of the nearest accessible entrance and its accessible route. 10.4.1 (3) Ticketing areas shall permit persons with disabilities to obtain a ticket and check baggage and shall comply with 7.2. CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 4.31.4* Height of Work Surfaces and Service Counters. The tops of accessible portions of tables, service counters, tray slides and work surfaces shall be from 28 in to 34 in (710 mm to 865 mm) from the floor or ground. BCMC 3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site...

3.1.2 At least one accessible route shall connect accessible spaces, elements, facilities and buildings that are on the same site... 6.7.2 Counters and Windows. Where customer sales and service counters or windows are provided, a portion of the counter, or at least one window, shall be accessible. Comments* N.E. Not addressed. Not addressed. P.N.E. BCMC needs to address minimizing travel distance. P.N.E. BCMC needs to address "coincide with the circulation path for the general public." P.N.E. BCMC/ANSI does not require 36" length. 129 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03844 ADA Title III Requirements 10.4.1 (4) Where public pay telephones are provided, and at least one is at an interior location, a public text telephone shall be provided in compliance with 4.31.9. Additionally, if four or more public pay telephones are located in any of the following locations, at least one public text telephone shall also be provided in that location: (a) a main terminal outside the security areas; (b) a concourse within the security areas; or (c) a baggage claim area in a terminal. Compliance with this section constitutes compliance with section 4.1.3(17)(c). 10.4.1 (5) Baggage check-in and retrieval systems shall be on an accessible route complying with 4.3, and shall have space immediately adjacent complying with 4.2.4. If unattended security barriers are provided, at least one gate shall comply with 4.13. Gates which must be pushed open by wheelchair or mobility aid users shall have a smooth continuous surface extending from 2 inches above the floor to 27 inches above the floor. 10.4.1 (6) Terminal information systems which broadcast information to the general public through a public address system shall provide a means to provide the same or equivalent information to persons with a hearing loss or who are deaf. Such methods may include, but are not

limited to, visual paging systems using video monitors and computer technology. For persons with certain types of hearing loss such methods may include, but are not limited to, an assistive listening system complying with 4.33.7. 10.4.1 (7) Where clocks are provided for use by the general public the clock face shall be uncluttered so that its elements are clearly visible. Hands, numerals, and/or digits shall contrast with their background either light-ondark or dark-on-light. Where clocks are mounted overhead, numerals and/or digits shall comply with 4.30.3. Clocks shall be placed in uniform locations throughout the facility to the maximum extent practicable. 10.4.1 (8) Security Systems. (Reserved). 10.5 Boat and Ferry Docks. (Reserved). CABO/ANSI A117.1-1992 BCMC Comments* N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. N.E. Not addressed. 130 ADA/ANSI/BCMC Requirements - October 13, 1995 01-03845