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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

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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