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Restroom Door Signs / California

Doorways leading to sanitary facilities to be identified with geometric symbol centered on door 60” above finish floor.  Edges of signs to be rounded.  Signs to be ¼” thick. Corners of signs to have min. radius of 1/8”. Mens – … Continue reading

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Restroom Signs / California

The requirements for restroom signs in California are derived from both the Federal ADA and the California Building Code. The sign adjacent to the door, is required by both the ADA and the CBC.  Adjacent signs to include pictorial symbol … Continue reading

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Signs – Mounting Locations

Signs for rooms and spaces to be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side at 60” above finish floor.  Mounting location to allow person to approach within 3” of sign without encountering protruding objects or standing within the … Continue reading

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Controls – Windows

If operable windows are provided for building users, at least one window in an accessible space to be provided with controls meeting requirements of Section 309. 2010 ADA  229.1

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Path of Travel / Cross Slope

Cross slope of walks to not exceed 2%. CBC 1133B.7.1.3 Cross slope of walks to not exceed 1:48 = 2.0833% 2010 ADA  403.3

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Certified Access Specialist (CASp)

California – one of the most ADA compliant states in the nation – is also the most ADA litigious.  Under California law, any violation of the ADA is considered a civil rights violation and subject to a minimum statutory penalty … Continue reading

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California Retail / Access Compliance

The requirements for access compliance in California retail facilities are defined by a combination of federal laws and state codes contained in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Building Code (CBC). The ADA standards were recently updated … Continue reading

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Character Sizes

Characters & numbers to be sized according to the viewing distance.  Min. character height for signs suspended above finish floor to be 3”.  Lower case letters are permitted CBC 1117B.5.4 ADAAG A4.30.3 Characters on signs required to be accessible to … Continue reading

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Reach Ranges

Where clear floor space allows parallel approach, max. high side reach to be 54”.  Low side reach to be no less than 9”. CBC 1118B.6  ADAAG 4.2.6 Max. high side reach to be 48”. Min. low side reach to be … Continue reading

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Single Accomodation Toilet

Provide 60” diameter circle clear space or “T” shaped space complying with Fig. 11B-12.  No door to encroach into clear floor space more than 12”. CBC 1115B.3.2.1 Clear space for water closets not in stalls to comply with Fig. 28 … Continue reading

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