ICC ANSI A117.1-2003 PDF

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Central to the intent of the change in the Secretariat was the development of a standard that, when adopted as part of a building code, would be compatible with the building code and its enforcement. At least one of the active leaves of doorways with two leaves shall comply with Sections Water closets located in ambulatory accessible compartments specified in Section Accessible toilet and bathing rooms shall comply with Section General Site and Building Elements General In detention or correction facilities, grab bars are not required to be installed in housing or holding cells or rooms that are specially designed without protrusions for purposes of suicide prevention.

Grab bars for transfer type showers shall comply with Section Unless otherwise specified, doors shall be permitted to swing into turning spaces. Access aisles shall adjoin an accessible route.

ANSI A117.1 (2003): Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Where sliding doors are in the fully open position, operating hardware shall be exposed and usable from both sides. Door closers and door stops shall be permitted to be 78 inches mm minimum above the floor. Spacing between the baselines of separate lines of tactile characters within a message shall be percent minimum and percent maximum of the tactile charac- ter height.

Elevator operation shall be automatic.

Drive up only automatic teller machines and fare machines shall not be required to comply with Section General Site and Building Elements Chapter 5.


Detectable warning surfaces shall comply with Section The height of water closet seats shall be 11 inches mm minimum ansii 17 inches mm maximum above the floor, measured to the top of the seat. In transfer-type shower compartments, thresholds V 2 inch 13 mm maximum in height shall be beveled, rounded, or vertical.

2003 ICC Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Van parking spaces shall be per- mitted to be 96 inches mm minimum in width where the adjacent access aisle is 96 inches mm minimum in width. A short ramp cutting through a curb or built up to it. Accessible pedestrian signals shall comply with Section 4E. Communication Elements and Features General In alternate roll-in showers with con- trols and hand shower located on the end wall adjacent to the seat, the controls and hand shower shall be 27 inches mm maximum from the seat wall.

Drinking fountains for standing persons. The lead- ing edge of such guardrail or barrier shall be 27 inches mm maximum above the floor. Park- ing spaces and access aisles shall be designed so that cars and vans, when parked, cannot obstruct the required clear width of adjacent accessible routes.

Operable parts, including doors, lint screens, detergent and bleach compart- ments, shall comply with Section Braille instructions for initiating the speech mode shall be provided. Where a for- ward approach is provided, the distance from the front edge of a counter within the enclo- sure to the face of the telephone shall be 20 inches mm maximum. The verbal announcement indicating the floor shall be completed prior to the initiation of the door opening.

Destination-ori- ented elevators shall provide car identification in tactile characters complying with Section The clearance between the car platform sill and the edge of any hoistway landing shall be 1 V 4 inches 32 mm maximum. You can download and open this file to your own computer but DRM prevents opening this file on another computer, including a networked server. The height of the seat shall be 17 inches mm minimum and 19 inches mm maximum above the bathroom floor, measured to the top of the seat.


The telephone handset cord shall be 29 inches mm minimum in length.

ICC/ANSI A – Accessible and Useable Buildings and Facilities

Accessible public telephones shall comply with Section Accessible car and van parking spaces shall comply with Section Car and van parking spaces shall have an adjacent a17.1-2003 aisle complying with Section Operable parts required to accessible shall comply with Section Detectable warning sur- faces in interior locations icc differ from adjoining walking surfaces in resiliency or sound-on-cane contact.

Where pro- vided, elevator car controls shall comply with Sections Accessible Routes labile Wheelchair spaces and wheel chair space locations in assembly areas with spectator seating shall comply with Section Grab bars for water closets shall comply with Section The centerline of the water closet shall be 12 inches mm minimum to 18 inches mm maximum from the side wall or parti- tion.

Accessible Routes 15 Figure Spaces and a117.1-0203 specifically designed for use primarily by people 12 years old a1117.1-2003 younger.

Where a high forward reach is over iicc obstruction, the clear floor space shall extend beneath the element for a distance not less than the required reach depth over the obstruction.

Car emergency signaling devices complying with Section Lighting facilities shall be capable of providing 10 foot-candles lux of luminance measured at the center of tread surfaces and on landing surfaces within 24 inches mm of step nosings.

Where provided, key surfaces not on active areas of display screens shall be raised above surrounding surfaces. Unless specified otherwise, figures are not part of the Standard.