This checklist details some of the requirements found in the ADA Standards for Accessible. Design (Standards). The ADA Accessibility. Guidelines (ADAAG). The Department of Justice’s revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of (ADA) were published in the Federal Register on. Parking and Drop-Off Areas (ADAAG ). Yes No. Are an adequate number of accessible parking spaces available (8 feet wide for car plus 5-foot access aisle )?.

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Use the Summary Sheets to identify the specific elements of your facility which must be accessible. Curb Ramps Form 5: Special Types of Facilities Sheet I: Doors and Gates and Form A plan can be very helpful, particularly if you are surveying a large facility.

Assembly Areas Form Before surveying the facility it is essential to determine whether the provisions of ADAAG apply to the facility or portion of the facility and to identify certain attributes about the facility which might trigger or disallow certain exceptions contained in ADAAG. Accessible Buildings — Additions and Alterations J: Determine Minimum Requirements Step 3: Departures from the ADAAG technical and scoping provisions are permitted where the alternative designs and adaab used will provide substantially equivalent or greater access to and usability of the facility.

Full compliance with the new construction requirements is not required where an entity can checklis that it is structurally impracticable.

In such a case, alternative requirements may be used. If this is true, you may be able to use a single form Form The exception for structural impracticability, a very narrow one, is discussed in 28 CFR Appendix A of the Department of Transportation’s regulations includes section 10 of ADAAG, which specifies additional provisions for transportation facilities.

Mercantile Facilities Survey Form In addition, restrooms, telephones, and drinking fountains serving the altered area must also be made accessible to the extent that the cost is not “disproportionate” to the cost of the overall alteration.


This checklist presents the minimum scoping and technical requirements contained in ADAAG for newly constructed facilities in the logical progression of traveling to and through a building. Doors and Gates Form Although this checklist is structured for use on site, it can also be used by architects, facility managers or others to review architectural plans.

In alterations one must first attempt to meet the requirements for new construction unless it is technically infeasible or special provisions apply. The Technical Requirements Survey Forms give you the specific features those elements must have.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines

Other exceptions for certain temporary structures, specific building areas and features including checklits are discussed in ADAAG 4. Rooms and Spaces Survey Form Barrier Removal in Existing Facilities. It can also be used to identify barriers in existing buildings. All elevators are required to be accessible but where there are three elevators in a bank, you will often find that the three elevators are the same.

Do not leave blank boxes because it will confuse someone who later reviews the forms. How the Checklist is Organized to Assist You.

The Minimum Requirements Summary Sheets tell you what to survey, such as an accessible route, an entry, or a bathroom. In general, alterations of specific elements or portions of a facility must be completed in compliance with the requirements for new checklizt.

A bakery, grocery store, clothing store, hardware store, shopping center, or other sales or rental establishment. A nursery, elementary, secondary, undergraduate, or postgraduate private school, or other place of education.

Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines Checklist For Buildings And Facilities

Restaurants and Cafeterias Form Complete the Building Identification and Data Sheet to document the name and address of the facility, dates of construction and alteration, type of facility or building use, number of stories and size of each, name of surveyor and date of survey. Some survey forms may refer you to others for detailed provisions. Ramps Survey Form 8: Libraries Survey Form This checklist chceklist intended for technical assistance purposes only.


Exterior Accessible Routes Form 4: Curb Ramps Survey Form 5: Detectable Warnings Survey Form Public accommodations covered by Title III of the ADA must remove architectural barriers in existing facilities, including communication barriers that are structural in nature, where such removal is readily achievable. Accessible Buildings checkklist Historic Preservation. Drinking Fountains Survey Form 6: Special provisions and exceptions allowed in special facility types such as hotels, motels, hospitals, mercantile facilities, libraries, restaurants and cafeterias are addressed in Survey Forms 23 through Individuals who use adaa checklist should be aware that the Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation, not the U.

If an alteration affects or could affect the usability of or access to an area of a facility that contains a “primary function,” an accessible path of travel must be provided to the altered area. Make contact with the building management and advise them that you will be surveying the building and that you will be glad to share your information with them. Use of this checklist does not constitute a determination checkliist your legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA, and it is not binding on the Department of Justice, Department of Transportation, or the Access Board.

Parking Survey Form 2: Be sure to fill in the location of the element and the facility name on each Survey Form. Building Accessible Route E: The ADA prohibits discrimination adaaag the basis of disability checklst employment, State and local government services, public transportation, public accommodations, commercial adag, and telecommunications.

However, no measure shall be taken that poses a significant risk to the health or safety of individuals with disabilities or others.

Check off whether the element complies or not. Copy and Assemble the Survey Forms Step 4: