Thursday, November 17, 2022

Opening Doors to Everyone

 The ADA provides excellent guidance and fact sheets on design and access requirements. Here's a short excerpt from their Fact Sheet on Doors.

Door Accessibility Requirements

Which doors should be accessible?

  • At least one door should be accessible at these locations:Each accessible entrance (at least 60% of public entrances in newly built facilities must be accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs or have mobility impairments).
  • Each tenant space in a mall or other building with multiple business
  • Accessible rooms and spaces within buildings.
  • Entrances to buildings from all parking structures, tunnels or elevated
  • At least one restricted or secured entrance (if applicable).
  • Along each building’s required route of escape or
  • Public entrances serving different fixed routes within transit
Good to know: Although automatic doors can provide greater accessibility, they are not required by the ADA Standards.

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