Tag Archives: California ADA

Clear Floor Space / Turning Radius

A question has come up recently regarding the 60″ diameter circle or “T” shaped space required for wheelchair turning – and specifically about the height that the 60″ diameter circle or “T” shaped space needs to be clear above the … Continue reading

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Parking Signs – Van Spaces

Van Accessible sign where required. $250 fine sign at each parking stall. CBC 1129B.4

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Parking Signs

Sign posted for each accessible parking space with International Symbol of Accessibility indicating that the space is reserved for persons with disabled parking permits. $250 fine sign at each parking stall. CBC 1129B.4

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Curb Ramps – Finish

Curb ramp finish to contrast with adjacent sidewalk. CBC 1127B.5.5

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Signs – International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA)

In California, ISA’s are required at: Building Entrances – CBC 1117B.5.8.1.2 Accessible Restrooms – adjacent to door – not on door – CBC 1117B.5.1.3 Transfer Seats in Auditoriums – CBC 1104B.3.4.1 Accessible Checkstands – when not all checkstands are accessible … Continue reading

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Alarm Locations

Visual alarms to be placed 80” above highest floor level within space or 6” below ceiling – whichever is lower. ADAAG 4.28.3

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Path of Travel – Clearances

Wall and post mounted objects between 27” and 80” above finish floor to project no more than 4” into corridor, walk or aisle. CBC 1133B.8.6.1 ADAAG 4.4.1 Walks, halls etc. to have min. clear headroom of 80”. CBC 1133B.8.6.2 ADAAG … Continue reading

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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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