Section IV - Priority 2 - Access to Goods and Services

Checklist

 

Ideally, the layout of the building should allow people with disabilities to obtain goods or services without special assistance. Where it is not possible to provide full accessibility, assistance or alternative services should be available upon request.

 

Horizontal Circulation

1. Does the accessible entrance provide direct access to the main floor, lobby, or elevator?
Yes _____
No _____

 

2. Are all public spaces on an accessible path of travel?
Yes _____
No _____

 

3. Is the accessible route to all public spaces at least 36 inches wide?
Yes _____
No _____

 

4. Is there a 5-foot circle or a T-shaped space along the path of travel for a person using a wheelchair to reverse direction?
Yes _____
No _____

 

Doors

5. Do doors in public spaces have at least a 32-inch, clear opening?
Yes _____
No _____

 

6. On the pull side of doors (next to the handle) is there at least 18 inches of clear wall space so that a person using a wheelchair can get near to open the door?
Yes _____
No _____

 

7. Can doors be opened without too much force (5 lbf maximum)?
Yes _____
No _____

 

8. Are door handles 48 inches high or less and operable with a closed fist?
Yes _____
No _____

 

9. Are all thresholds level (less than 1/4 inch), or beveled, up to 1/2 inch high?
Yes _____
No _____

 

Rooms and Spaces

10. Are all aisles and pathways to all goods and services at least 36 inches wide?
Yes _____
No _____

 

11. Is there a 5-foot circle or T-shaped space in the room for turning a wheelchair completely?
Yes _____
No _____

 

12. Is carpeting low-pile, tightly woven, and securely attached along edges?
Yes _____
No _____

 

13. In routes through public areas, are all obstacles cane-detectable (located within 27 inches of the floor or protruding less than 4 inches from the wall), or are they higher than 80 inches?
Yes _____
No _____

 

14. Do signs designating permanent rooms and spaces, such as rest room signs, exit signs, and room numbers, comply with the appropriate requirements for accessible signage?   (For a complete description of the signage requirements, see the Guidelines in Section IV, Priority 2, Question #14.)
Yes _____
No _____

 

Controls

15. Are all controls that are available for use by the public (including electrical, mechanical, window, cabinet, game, and self-service controls) located at an accessible height?
Yes _____
No _____

Reach ranges: The maximum height for a side reach is 54 inches; for a forward reach, 48 inches. The minimum reachable height is 15 inches.

 

16. Are they operable with a closed fist?
Yes _____
No _____

 

Seats, Tables and Counters

17. Are the aisles between chairs or tables at least 36 inches wide?
Yes _____
No _____

 

18. Are the spaces for wheelchair seating distributed throughout?
Yes _____
No _____

 

19. Are the tops of tables or counters between 28 and 34 inches high?
Yes _____
No _____

 

20. Are knee spaces at accessible tables at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 19 inches deep?
Yes _____
No _____

 

Vertical Circulation

21. Are there ramps or elevators to all levels?
Yes _____
No _____

 

22. On each level, if there are stairs between the entrance and/or elevator and essential public areas, is there an accessible alternate route?
Yes _____
No _____

 

Stairs

23. Do treads have a non-slip surface?
Yes _____
No _____

 

24. Do stairs have continuous rails on both sides, with extensions beyond the top and bottom stairs?
Yes _____
No _____

 

Elevators

25. Are there both visible and verbal or audible door opening/closing and floor indicators (one tone=up, two tones=down)?
Yes _____
No _____

 

26. Are the call buttons in the hallway no higher than 42 inches?
Yes _____
No _____

 

27. Do the controls outside and inside the cab have raised and Braille lettering?
Yes _____
No _____

 

28. Is there a sign on the jamb at each floor identifying the floor in raised and Braille letters?
Yes _____
No _____

 

29. Is the emergency intercom usable without voice communication?
Yes _____
No _____

 

30. Are there Braille and raised-letter instructions for the communication system?
Yes _____
No _____

 

Lifts

31. Can the lift be used without assistance? If not, is a call button provided?
Yes _____
No _____

 

32. Is there at least 30 by 48 inches of clear space for a person using a wheelchair to approach to reach the controls and use the lift?
Yes _____
No _____

 

33. Are controls between 15 and 48 inches high (up to 54 inches if a side approach is possible)?
Yes _____
No _____