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Handicap Access ADA Compliance

With an age growing population fast approaching an all time high, more and more building codes are specifying ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant products and standards.

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ADA Compliance Checklist for your Building

Meeting the Title III provisions of the Americans with Disabilities act: Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities.

Element 10: doors

4.1.3(7)(C) Application.  Each door that is an element of an accessible route shall comply with this section

Clear Width
  • Doorways shall provide a clear opening of 32° minimum, with the door open 90°.
  • Clear opening shall be measured between the face of the door and stop.
  • Openings more than 24" in depth shall provide a clear opening of 36" minimum.
  • Exception: Doors not requiring full user passage, such as shallow closets, shall have a clear opening of 20" minimum.

4.138 Hardware Handles, pulls, latches, locks, and other operating devices shall have shape that's easy to grasp with one hand and does not require tight grasping, tight pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate. Lever operated mechanisms, push type mechanisms, and u-shaped handles are acceptable designs. When sliding doors are fully open, operating hardware shall be exposed and usable from the both sides. Hardware required for passage shall be mounted no higher than 48" above finished floor.

ADA Door Compliance Diagram

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