ADA Parking Lot Compliance Guide - Seton

parking lot. □ What you need to know. □ Designating parking spaces. Rev. 042716. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the civil rights of people ...
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 reate an ADA-compliant C parking lot What you need to know The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the civil rights of people with disabilities and requires companies to: n n

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Clearly mark handicap accessible areas Allocate a certain number of parking spaces for handicap parking Post Braille signage in their facilities

The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) are the ADA’s design requirements for the construction and alteration of facilities, and are referenced by both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) who set enforceable standards by which the public must abide. State laws add further detail (including fines) to the standards. Below we explain the measures needed to create an ADA-compliant parking lot at your facility.

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Designating parking spaces Use the chart below to help you determine the number of Handicapped Accessible and Van Accessible parking spaces you should designate at your facility. Total Parking Spaces In Lot 1 to 25 26 to 50 51 to 75 76 to 100 101 to 150 151 to 200 201 to 300 301 to 400 401 to 500 501 to 1,000 1,001 and over

Required Accessible Spaces 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 2% of Total 20, plus 1 for each 100 over 1,000

Required Van Accessible Spaces 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 in every 8 accessible spaces 1 in every 8 accessible spaces

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 etermining parking space size D (ADAAG 4.6.3 and 4.1.2) Parking Space Width: n

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Accessible parking spaces shall be at least 96” wide Surfaces must be smooth, stable, and virtually level in all directions to guarantee safe use by people with disabilities, as well as those loading and unloading wheeled mobility devices

96” minimum accessible space width

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Parking access aisles shall be part of an accessible route to the building or facility entrance Aisles shall be a minimum of 60” wide, run the length of the parking space, and must be marked (i.e. painted with hatch marks) to discourage non-handicapped individuals from parking in them Two accessible parking spaces may share a common access aisle

96” minimum accessible space width

Van accessible spaces shall be served by an access aisle 96” wide

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96” minimum accessible space width (for van accessible space)

Van-accessible spaces, their corresponding access aisles, and the vehicular routes serving them must provide vertical clearance of at least 98” to allow for the height of typical wheelchair lift-equipped vehicles

96” minimum accessible space width (for accessible car space)

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Signage considerations (ADAAG 4.6.4) Accessible parking spaces shall be designated as reserved by a sign depicting the symbol of accessibility. Signage must be mounted and visible at least 5’ above ground and placed in front of the parking space. Improved accessible parking symbol The current International Symbol of Access created in 1968 has recently been updated to better reflect our society’s evolving perceptions of people with disabilities as being powerful, athletic, and self-sufficient in motion. The standard static person in a wheelchair has been updated to show an active, in-motion version of life with a physical disability. Is the new symbol ADA-compliant? Yes, federal and state officials agree that slight variations on the historical International Symbol of Accessibility are permitted, as long as the symbol clearly depicts a