Abbreviations: ADA = Americans with Disabilities Act, ADAAG
= ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities, DOJ = Department of Justice, SCI = spinal cord injury.
s (1996) studies involved the use of detectable warning surfaces installed under the old ADAAG
guidelines, in which the entire ramp area was covered with truncated domes (see Figure 2).
requires detectable warnings on the full surface of curb ramps.
In a Title III case where there is a clear departure from ADAAG
standards that obviously impedes accessibility and no apparent obstacles to correction the plaintiff will establish a prima facie case by merely seeking a correction.
All common-use areas serving accessible cells or rooms and all public-use areas are required to be designed and constructed to comply with Section 4 of the ADAAG
provide that the cross-slope of a pathway should not exceed 1:50, or a 5% grade, even though some cross-slope may be necessary to let water drain off the trail surface.
The existing ADAAG
requirments for detectible warnings at transit platforms is not included in this amendment and remains in full effect.
has made it clear that all single occupant workstations have to meet the rules, even if you believe cashiers have duties that would prevent a person in a wheelchair from holding the position.
This assessment not only indicated in detail where we are currently not in compliance with the ADAAG
rules, but provided a detailed inventory of the maintenance needs and built environment of the trail.
Space allocation within facilities should meet or exceed design guidelines set forth in ADAAG
(ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities) and UFAS (Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards) (figure 1).
At times, design professionals have mistakenly referred to ADAAG
as the ADA itself.
Other stations, new construction and reconstruction projects designed and funded before the effective dates of the ADAAG
, were built without such materials, even though the work took place during the nineties.