This checklist details some of the requirements found in the ADA Standards for Accessible. Design (Standards). The ADA Accessibility. Guidelines (ADAAG). The Department of Justice’s revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of (ADA) were published in the Federal Register on. Parking and Drop-Off Areas (ADAAG ). Yes No. Are an adequate number of accessible parking spaces available (8 feet wide for car plus 5-foot access aisle )?.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act ADAsigned by President Bush on July 26,is landmark legislation to extend civil rights protection to people with disabilities.

Illustrations referenced in the survey forms are printed on subsequent pages. Mercantile Facilities Form When you are finished, you will have a series of Survey Forms which progress logically through the facility and are divided by the Minimum Requirements Summary Sheets.

Complete the Building Identification and Data Sheet to document the name and address of the facility, dates of construction and alteration, type of facility or building use, number of stories and size of each, name of surveyor and date of survey.

Departures from the ADAAG technical and scoping provisions are permitted where the alternative designs and technologies used will provide substantially equivalent or greater access to and usability of the facility. Adqag general, alterations of specific elements or portions of a facility must be completed in compliance with the requirements for new construction.

Use of this checklist does not constitute a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA, and it is not binding on the Department of Justice, Department of Transportation, or the Access Board. A plan can be very helpful, particularly if you are surveying a large facility. Medical Care Facilities Survey Form Doors and Gates Survey Form Be sure to fill in the location of the element and cbecklist facility name on each Survey Form.


Areas that are adaagg only by employees as work areas must be designed and constructed so that individuals with disabilities can approach, enter, and exit the areas as required in ADAAG 4.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines

The timeframes for making “key stations” and existing checcklist rail stations accessible are specified in the Department of Transportation’s regulations at 49 CFR A day care center, senior citizen center, homeless shelter, food bank, adoption agency, or other social service center establishment.

A nursery, elementary, secondary, undergraduate, or postgraduate private school, or other place of education. The Summary Sheets define where these accessible routes must be.

In some multi-story buildings, you will find that certain elements required to be accessible are duplicated in the details of installation and you may be able to cchecklist a “shorthand” method of surveying these elements. Some forms will be needed more than once, others will not be needed at all. Detectable Warnings Survey Form Assembly Areas Survey Form Two forms that are referenced quite often are Form Passenger Loading Zone Survey Form 3: Some survey forms may refer you to others for detailed provisions.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines | Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

The Summary Sheets will ask you to inventory the elements of your facility which must be accessible. Each Survey Form has a title block which allows you to identify the specific element you are inspecting.

Rooms and Spaces Survey Form Passenger Loading Zones Form 3: Appendix A of the Department of Transportation’s regulations includes section 10 of ADAAG, which specifies additional provisions for transportation facilities. Make contact with the building management and advise them that you will be surveying the building and that you will be glad to share your information with them.


This checklist is intended for technical assistance cchecklist only. Detectable Warnings Form Doors and Gates Form Parking Survey Form 2: Medical Care Facilities Form The ADA required the U. Elevators are not required in places of public accommodation and commercial facilities that are less than three stories or that have less than 3, square feet per story unless the building is a shopping center or mall, the professional office of a health care provider, or a transportation facility.

Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines Checklist For Buildings And Facilities

This “grandfather” provision applies only to “key stations” and is discussed in 49 CFR Telephones Survey Form 7: Other exceptions for certain temporary structures, specific building areas and features including elevators are discussed in ADAAG 4.

Toilet Rooms and Bathrooms Form All elevators are required to be accessible but where there are three elevators in a bank, you will often find that the three elevators are the same.

Use the Summary Sheets to identify the specific elements of your facility which must be accessible. Ramps Survey Form 8: Special provisions and exceptions allowed in special facility types such as hotels, motels, hospitals, mercantile facilities, libraries, restaurants and cafeterias are addressed in Survey Forms 23 through The Minimum Requirements Summary Sheets tell you what to survey, such as an accessible route, an entry, or a bathroom.

Exterior Accessible Routes Survey Form 4: Platform Lifts Form