Ada Bathroom Sign Height

Ada Bathroom Sign Height

Parking Signage – Height Accessible parking signs must not be mounted or affixed less than 60 inches above the parking surface to the bottommost required character or symbol on the sign. For spaces designated as van accessible, this minimum height would be measured to the bottom of the words “Van Accessible”. For standard accessible parking spaces the height would be measured to the bottom of the border surrounding the symbol. A common error during construction is the installation of a standard accessible sign at the 60″ height, and then a second “Van Accessible” sign is mounted underneath that sign thus creating a violation. Another issue has to do with projection of the sign horizontally from the sides of the pole. If the pole is set in a walk that is part of an accessible route of travel, then the sign cannot project more than 4 inches from either side of the pole, unless the bottom of the bottommost sign is mounted at least 80 inches above the walking surface. It may then project any amount. Use of a pipe bollard (see second illustration below) may be an acceptable solution, where the horizontal projection of the sign is not greater than 4 inches from the sides of the pipe bollard.
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Ada Bathroom Sign Height

Toilet Room – Toilet Paper Dispensers Toilet paper dispensers (TPD’s) shall be installed within reach, as shown in TAS Fig. 29(b) and 30(d). Dispensers that control delivery, or that do not permit continuous paper flow (such as tissue sheets), shall not be used. Users with back problems find it difficult, if not impossible, to bend forward to access a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted outside of the ranges specified. Users should be able to lower their hand on the dispenser side, while seated in an upright position, to access the dispenser. The dimensions represented apply to both single roll and double roll units. No portion of an accessible TPD shall be mounted in violation of these ranges. Editor’s Note: Most TPD’s are mounted exactly at the 19 inch height, where 19 inches is the minimum height. If locating the dispenser in this area creates an obstruction on the narrow side of the water closet (e.g. a protruding surface mounted dispenser) then the dispenser may be mounted higher, as permitted by TAS 4.2.6, for a maximum high side reach of 54 inches AFF to the center of the dispenser. In this scenario the TPD would be mounted above the sidewall grab bar. However, when doing so, the TPD should be mounted high enough above the grab bar so that the seated user is not required to bend or contort their wrist or hand to reach the dispenser. One continuous fluid motion is all that should be required. The installation range of a toilet paper dispenser is from 19 inches to 54 inches above the finished floor to the centerline of the dispenser, and a maximum of 36 inches out from the water closet rear wall.
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Ada Bathroom Sign Height

Locker Rooms – Accessible Storage TAS 4.1.3 states, “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.” The requirement for accessible lockers, storage cubicles, shelves and rods is established under 4.25. Of concern is the need for locker equipment manufacturers, suppliers and vendors to design, specify and install accessible lockers in educational facilities. In addition to the clear floor space at accessible lockers, this includes the need for accessible locker hardware such as handles, latches and locking mechanisms complying with 4.27. Not all locker rooms have a function where occupants are expected to dress or change clothes, so a 24″ x 48″ bench under 4.35 would not be required. Conversely, not all dressing rooms have lockers, so the requirement for accessible lockers is of course not applicable. In the illustration below, assume that occupants are expected to dress or change clothes. In that case, an additional bench complying with 4.35 must be provided within the locker room area. Note: As referenced in 4.25.3, Figures 38(a) and (b) allow only a maximum high side reach range of 48 inches. For single-tiered lockers required to be accessible under 4.1.3, the maximum 48 inch height allowed (for reach over a e.g. bench) is not achieved as the rods or shelves are located higher than that reach range. Therefore, a clear floor space must be provided directly in front of the accessible locker to allow a 54 inch high side reach. In the red shaded box below left, the bench (with a maximum depth of 21 inches) could extend in front of the locker, so long as the hardware, shelf and hanging rod are not located higher than 48 inches. *For the purpose of this illustration we have designated the lower tiered locker to have components that are greater than 48 inches high, therefore a clear floor space would also be required at that locker.
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Ada Bathroom Sign Height

Toilet Room – Door Swing 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 (except see graphic below right). The entry door to the toilet room cannot be fully opened when a wheelchair user is using the accessible fixture, control, or dispenser. For example, if a person using a wheelchair is positioned in the clear floor space at the lavatory and that clear floor space overlaps the space needed to swing the door open, the door cannot be fully-opened. TAS 4.19.3 allows for the Lavatory Clear Floor Space (CFS) to extend under the sink a maximum of 19″. In our graphic below, assume that the sink length is 18″ deep. In this case the CFS may extend under the sink all the way to the wall. A common misconception is that the CFS cannot extend past the forward side of the drain pipe. As a side note, under TAS the door may swing any amount into the 60″ diameter CFS for the Toilet Room. Great news for space planners: Technical Memorandum 03-02 allows the door in a single user toilet room or bathroom to encroach in the clear floor space of an accessible plumbing fixture, provided there is a 30″ x 48″ clear floor space beyond the arc of the door swing, that allows someone in a wheelchair to travel clear of the door. So, not only can you encroach into the 60″ turning radius, you can now encroach into the CFS of an accessible fixture.

Ada Bathroom Sign Height

Ada Bathroom Sign Height
Ada Bathroom Sign Height
Ada Bathroom Sign Height