ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design

by Janis Kent


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ISBN-13: 9781119277583
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/24/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 627,147
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JANIS KENT, FAIA, CASp, Architect, is the founding president of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI). Designated a Subject Matter Expert by the California Division of the State Architect, she serves on the committee to develop the California State CASp exams. As a consultant to the City of Los Angeles Housing Division, she provides expertise on accessibility in public housing. Additionally she has been asked to speak on a variety of accessibility topics at numerous venues across the country.

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Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgments vi

CHAPTER 1 Accessible Routes 1

Accessible Routes & Clearances 1

Clear Floor, Turning, & Maneuvering Spaces 6

Walking Surfaces 11

Protruding, Post-Mounted, & Overhanging Objects 14

Reach Ranges 19

Doors & Gates – General 23

Doors & Gates – Maneuvering Clearances 26

Doors & Gates – Opening Configurations 29

Power-Assist, Low-Energy, & Automatic Doors & Gates 34

Doors, Gates, & Windows – Specific Types & Uses 38

Machines, Controls, & Other Items 41

CHAPTER 2 Site Elements 47

Accessible Parking – In General 47

Accessible Parking Signage 51

Accessible Parking Spaces 54

Valet & Passenger Drop-Off & Loading Areas 59

Transportation – Boarding & Alighting Areas 63

Curb Ramps 66

Corner Curb Cut Ramps 72

Island Conditions & Blended Transitions 76

Detectable Warning Surfaces 80

Accessible Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – Requirements 85

Pools, Spas, & Other Recreation 92

Pools, Spas, & Water Entry Systems 96

CHAPTER 3 Vertical Access 103

Stairways 103

Pedestrian Ramps 107

Pedestrian Ramp Landings 111

Edge Protection 118

Handrails 121

Elevator Lobby & Landing Area 127

Elevator Car 131

Platform Lifts—Non-Enclosed Runway 135

CHAPTER 4 Architectural Elements 139

Counters – Check-Out, Food, Sales, & Service 139

Seating At Tables, Bars, & Work Surfaces 144

Kitchens & Kitchenettes 149

Drinking Fountains 157

Common Use Plumbing Fixtures 160

Sign Types 163

Sign Components 167

International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA) 172

Telephones – Wheelchair Access 174

Telephones & Other Communication Features 177

CHAPTER 5 Restrooms & Bathing Facilities 181

Restroom & Bathing Facility Signage 181

Restroom & Bathing Facility Accessories 185

Lavatory 189

Toilet Fixture 193

Grab Bars 196

Restroom & Bathing Facilities – Single-User 200

Toilet Compartments 206

Restroom – Multi-User 210

Ambulatory Compartment 217

Urinals 220

Showers 222

Bathtubs 229

CHAPTER 6 Other Elements 233

Children’s Suggested Requirements 233

Storage, Lockers, and Fitting & Dressing Rooms 238

Assembly – Circulation & Seating 243

Assembly – Assisted Listening Systems 248

Transient Lodging 251

Multi-Family Dwelling Units 260

Employee Only Spaces 271

CHAPTER 7 A Word or Two on Existing Projects 275

Overview 275

Barrier Removal 275

Alterations 278

Summary 279

CHAPTER 8 Innovative Ideas on Access World-Wide 281

Access Overall 281

Visiting 281

Designing Universally 281

As We Age in Place 282

Life-Long Communities 282

Other Topical Approaches 282

Access Overall – In Summary 285

References 286

Index 287

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ADA in Details: Interpreting the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
M_OBrien_Architect-CASp More than 1 year ago
ADA in Details is by far the most comprehensive and useful tool available for anyone involved in the field of accessibility compliance. The book explains compliance with concise bullet point summaries of the requirements that are integrated into a wealth of exceptionally useful annotated and dimensioned illustrations, all with the applicable reference sections cited. The author also applies her professional experience and mastery of the subject by including very informative narratives throughout the book on how the requirements should be applied. Although ADA in Details primarily focuses on accessibility of places of public accommodation and commercial facilities, the book includes valuable discussions on a variety of accessibility topics such: multi-family housing, social service center establishments, barrier removal in existing facilities, program accessibility in public facilities and more. ADA in Details also navigates accessibility beyond the ADA Standards, with the California Building Code regulations shown in a different color within the illustrations, text and referenced sections, making it easy to highlight California’s more restrictive requirements. ADA in Details is the definitive work among accessibility references, and will be an essential resource in the technical library of any office or individual interested in accessibility. Highly recommended!
esorgman More than 1 year ago
Janis Kent's book is a great design resource - as an architect, the details aid in arriving at a design solution that meets both federal & state accessibility requirements. As a plans examiner, the book effectively communicates what is required to comply with accessibility codes and will be a great tool in my communication with permit applicants. This book affirms that old adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words".
TKohutAIA More than 1 year ago
Understanding the ADA can be a challenge for even the most experienced professional. Deciphering what the statutory language means from a spatial planning perspective is critically important. It is easy to get lost, confused, or to simply overlook a small detail. As an architect and Certified Access Specialist (CASp), I am always looking for ways to clearly explain to clients, design teams or facilities manager what is required for their projects or buildings. There is a lot of information out there, and it is easy to get overwhelmed or lost looking for the answer to your problem. Over the years, I have found Janis Kent to be the leader when it comes to clearly understanding and describing what needs to be done to address ADA. As an architect and educator of national renown, Janis’s new book, "ADA in Details" is further evidence of how good she is at understanding, breaking down, and then explaining sometimes complex and confusing statutory language. The book is organized by site and building element, includes architectural diagrams describing what the statute means, and identifies the reference ADA language - just in case you want to look at the language youself. For those of us working in California, where Chapter 11B is more restrictive than ADA, "ADA in Details" lists both the ADA and the California requirement, then describes which is the most restrictive. It is important to remember that the ADA is not a building code, but rather it is a Civil Rights statute. There is no protection for designing or building out of compliance with ADA, and ultimately violations are litigated in the civil courts. If a building feature has been designed out of compliance, it is probable that the element will need to be altered to meet ADA. Not doing so would leave the project, owner, and project teams open to future litigation. This can get complicated, messy, and expensive. It is far better to understand the issues in detail before designing and building out of compliance. As a professional dealing with accessibility on a daily basis, I'm surprised by how much is missed by design teams, and how often buildings are designed and built out of compliance with ADA. "ADA in Details" may not be a cure all for this problem, but it is an essential reference book and will help the user simplify diagnosis and solution finding. "ADA in Details" is reference book that belongs on the bookshelf, laptop, or smart device, of every architect, builder, developer, and architectural design student.