Common Errors & Omissions

Thursday, April 7, 2016
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


Insufficient space to transfer to a seat in a transfer shower or inaccurate placement of the grab bars in a roll-in shower with a seat, are a couple of the errors we hear about on our technical assistance hotline or observe in our travels. This session will highlight these and other areas where errors often exist. We will provide additional guidance on these areas to clarify any misunderstandings regarding the technical criteria. Session participants are encouraged to share their own list of “common“ errors and omissions in advance.

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Certificate Credit hours
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Rex Pace, Senior Accessibility Specialist and Technical Assistance Coordinator, US Access Board

Scott Windley, TA Coordinator and Senior Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

Questions for presenters:

1 All of the illustrations I have seen show the counter being at the edge of the clearances for the lavatory or sink. If all of the reach ranges are met and all of the knee and toe clearances are met, does the counter have to have the 8” clearance or can the 8” clearance include space in front of the counter?
2 Please clarify the control location for a Rollin shower unit, with or without a permanently installed seat
3 Sec. 11B-604.5.2, Exceptions-2 stated that "Where an administrative authority requires flush controls for flush valves to be located in apposition that conflicts with the location of the rear grab bar, grab bar shall be permitted to be split or shifted...". It is very rare this situation happened. Can you clarify why this exception exist? Under what condition that an adm. authority would requires and dictate the location of the flush valve control? Thanks
4 Is a conference room table used in a public meeting room required to comply with knee and toe clearance requirements? If so, please provide citation. How would this be applied at a round meeting table intended for smaller meetings, where typically the table base would impede knee and toe clearance but is required for the stability of the table?

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