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Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities


  AS PUBLISHED IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER
		JULY 26, 1991
  
		    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

	    Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities

		 U.S.  Architectural & Transportation Barriers
		 Compliance Board
		 1111 18th Street, N.W., Suite 501
		 Washington, D.C.  20036-3894
		 (202) 653-7834 v/TDD
		 (202) 653-7863 FAX

	  ADA ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

                          TABLE OF CONTENTS

 1.  PURPOSE                     				 	 1
 2.  GENERAL                     				 	 2
  2.1 Provisions for Adults             			 	 2
  2.2* Equivalent Facilitation            			 	 2
 3.  MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUCTIONS AND DEFINITIONS    		 	 2
  3.1 Graphic Conventions              				 	 2
  3.2 Dimensional Tolerances             			 	 2
  3.3 Notes                     				 	 2
  3.4 General Terminology              				 	 2
  3.5 Definitions                  				 	 3
 4.  ACCESSIBLE ELEMENTS AND SPACES: SCOPE AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS 	 7
  4.1 Minimum Requirements              			 	 7
   4.1.1* Application                				 	 7
   4.1.2 Accessible Sites and Exterior Facilities: New Construction	 9
   4.1.3 Accessible Buildings: New Construction   			11
   4.1.4 (Reserved)                 					18
   4.1.5 Accessible Buildings: Additions      				18
   4.1.6 Accessible Buildings: Alterations     				18
   4.1.7 Accessible Buildings: Historic Preservation   			23
  4.2 Space Allowance and Reach Ranges	        			25
  4.3 Accessible Route                					26
  4.4 Protruding Objects               					29
  4.5 Ground and Floor Surfaces           				30
  4.6 Parking and Passenger Loading Zones      				30
  4.7 Curb Ramps                		   			31
  4.8 Ramps                     					32
  4.9 Stairs                     					34
  4.10 Elevators                   					35
  4.11 Platform Lifts (Wheelchair Lifts)       				38
  4.12 Windows                    					38
  4.13 Doors                     					39
  4.14 Entrances                   					41
  4.15 Drinking Fountains and Water Coolers     			41
  4.16 Water Closets                 					42
  4.17 Toilet Stalls                 					42
  4.18 Urinals                    					43
  4.19 Lavatories and Mirrors            				44
  4.20 Bathtubs                   					44
  4.21 Shower Stalls                 					45
  4.22 Toilet Rooms                 					46
  4.23 Bathrooms, Bathing Facilities, and Shower Rooms   		47
  4.24 Sinks                     					48
  4.25 Storage                    					48
  4.26 Handrails, Grab Bars, and Tub and Shower Seats     		49
  4.27 Controls and Operating Mechanisms       				50
  4.28 Alarms                    					50
  4.29 Detectable Warnings              				52
  4.30 Signage                    					52
  4.31 Telephones                  					54
  4.32 Fixed or Built-in Seating and Tables     			55
  4.33 Assembly Areas                					56
  4.34 Automated Teller Machines           				57
  4.35 Dressing and Fitting Rooms          				57
 5.  RESTAURANTS AND CAFETERIAS.             				58
 6.  MEDICAL CARE FACILITIES              				59
 7.  BUSINESS AND MERCANTILE              				61
 8.  LIBRARIES                     					63
 9.  ACCESSIBLE TRANSIENT LODGING           				63
 10.  TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES            				69
 APPENDIX                       					70
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