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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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Barrier Removal in Existing Facilities

Where “barrier removal” is undertaken – strictly to address accessibility issues and not part of a renovation – the barrier removal may comply with the requirements of either the 1991 ADA or the 2010 ADA.  It is not necessary for … Continue reading

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Parking – International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA)

The CBC requirement for the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA) that’s painted in an accessible parking stall – states that the symbol is to be a minimum of 36″ x 36″ CBC 1129B.4.2

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Recreation Facilities

Participation areas including: Tennis, racquetball & handball courts, gymnasium floor areas & general exercise rooms, basketball, volleyball, badminton courts and bowling lanes, athletic team rooms, facilities, playing fields and running tracks to be open to individuals with disabilities. CBC 1104B.4.3 … Continue reading

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Transportation Facilities

Transit stations – platform edges bordering drop-off to have detectable warnings (24” to 36” wide) running the full length of the platform drop-off.  Provide directional texture at platform boarding locations. CBC 1121B.3.1.8 Detectable warnings at platform edges to be 24″ … Continue reading

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Temporary Lodging

Accessible sleeping rooms to have 36” clear width along both sides of bed, except where 2 beds are provided, requirement can be met with 1, 36” aisle between beds. Also provide clear space under bed for personal lift device, (extending … Continue reading

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Libraries

Open book stacks to be on an accessible route, normal height with main aisles no less than 44” & end aisles no less than 36”. CBC 1106B.4.2

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Medical Facilities

Each bedroom to have 60” diameter clear turning space or “T” shaped space. 36” clear space at each side of bed. Accessible door. CBC 1109B.4

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Restaurants & Cafeterias

Food service aisles to be 36” min. clear width with a preferred width of 42”.  Tray slides to be no higher than 34” above finish floor. CBC 1104B.5.5  2010 ADA 904.5.2

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