Open Q & A


Thursday, March 24, 2016
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Description

This is a regular session in our webinar, series providing an opportunity to ask questions on any topic related to the Board’s activities. Session participants are requested to submit questions in advance on the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standard, the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standard, Medical Diagnostic Equipment or other Board rulemakings or activities. Accessibility specialists will answer questions submitted in advance during the first half of the session, leaving time in the second half to answer questions in the live session.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
AIA HSW CES 1.5
Certificate of Attendance 1.5
LA CES 1.5

Speakers:

Marsha Mazz, Director, Office of Technical and Information Services, US Access Board

Jim Pecht, Accessibility Specialist/Librarian, US Access Board, Office of Technical and Information Services

Questions for presenters:

1 What is the status of the vehicle guidelines?
2 When the Rights of Way guidelines will become effected?
3 Would an existing roof deck changed its use to an occupied roof to be used as dining/drinking as part of a restaurant required to be accessible by a platform lift, elevator, or a ramp?
4 In a privately-funded housing (single-family detached residential development), would a new club house, or a community park used only by the residents considered public accommodation, thus required to be accessible?
5 Do the provisions of Section 233 Residential Facilities in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design apply to privately owned and operated housing whose construction was partially financed by a local City or State government entity in the form of permit fee waivers, grants, tax credits or low interest loans (i.e. subsidized housing)?
6 DOJ has an Advisory Note to Section 809.2.2 Turning Space in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. This note, which applies to residential dwelling units, talks about using a T space at the required work surface for “maximizing efficient use of the kitchen area.” However, Section 804 requires a 60 inch clear width in U-shaped kitchens between “all opposing base cabinets, counter tops, appliances, or walls within kitchen work areas.” Does the advisory note recognize a defacto exception to the Section 804 requirement for a 60 inch clear width if a turning space is provided within the kitchen area?
7 Where can I obtain ADA certification training in regards to Accessing Facilities?
8 Are apartments required to have accessible entrances if not renting to a person with a disability?
9 What does ADA permit with respect to vertical appurtenances like utility box covers and pullbox covers - may they be in the accessible route, or must there be 4-foot wide clear paths around them?
10 What is the status of the Medical Diagnostic Equipment rulemaking?
11 What is the status of the final rule on accessibility of roundabouts and the requirement for Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons?
12 If there is no wall space for proper signage of accessible restrooms, would the sign on the door be acceptable?
13 What are, and where can you go to see, the correct dimensions for a parallel curb ramp (including its bottom landing) on a private site?
14 Where are you supposed to measure the width of double line parking spaces? The Florida accessibility standards says between the two lines. Rex Pace says to the center of the inside lines. See ANSI 2009 Commentary to Section 502.3.
15 At some point, would the ADA/ABA consider requiring evacuation chairs or other devices to be located at egress stairways?
16 Under ABA/ADA, will internal paved park paths that follow the slope of the ground require handrails when that slope exceeds 1:20? Or will it be treated like a sidewalk following the slope of a road?
17 Which signs in parks must comply with 703 and which aspects of 703? For example, signs showing maps of the parks, signs identifying flowers and other plants, dedication plaques in the ground or on benches, signs giving the history of the park or area, etc.
18 Which signs in parks must comply with 703 and which aspects of 703? For example, signs showing maps of the parks, signs identifying flowers and other plants, dedication plaques in the ground or on benches, signs giving the history of the park or area, etc.
19 Outdoor recreation paths, trails, and beach routes have a requirement about protruding objects, which says "constructed elements". What about non-constructed elements such as trees or perhaps rocky cliff sides?
20 Which signs in parks must comply with 703 and which aspects of 703? For example, signs showing maps of the parks, signs identifying flowers and other plants, dedication plaques in the ground or on benches, signs giving the history of the park or area, etc.
21 What are the ABA/ADA requirements for park "trails" worn by park users going off the official trails for viewing or resting purposes, such as to a river or tree stump? What would make one of these "trails" a trail that falls under the ABA/ADA?
22 When will the Access Board release the final standards for accessible medical diagnostic equipment?
23 Are there any plans to increase van accessible parking spaces or limit their use to those individuals who need a van accessible spot in order to off load a ramp or lift?
24 Marsha, Can you briefly describe what steps are involved when you say a document is subject to "Preamble and Regulatory Assessment"?
25 I did not hear the update from Marsha M re the status of the proposed PVAAG. Can she provide/repeat the status update?
26 Where do I take the test for my AIA credit?