As an ADA Inspector for architectural barriers, the new construction BLOOPERS never cease to amaze me! Here’s a new 12′ wide accessible parking space with the required access aisle, correct location, and correct signage; yet no ACCESS ROUTE to the Hotel SIDEWALK!
By ADA law, the disabled person parking here should be able to access the hotel entry without having to cross traffic or travel behind any other parked vehicles. Rolling out into the traffic lane, around the planter, and through the portico is not the solution! The ramp down to the driveway pavement is on the other side of the palm tree planter. SAFETY is a key component to the ADA Standard.
SOLUTION: At no additional cost, the sidewalk could have been designed to ramp down from both sides to a flat landing to meet the access aisle.
A curb stop to prevent parked cars from encroaching the sidewalk prevents cars from encroaching an accessible sidewalk are not required, however, they prevent cars from pulling forward and blocking the sidewalk.
If you have any ADA BLOOPERS, please share! For any ADA Access questions, feel free to call. Susan’s cell, 407-310-3663
This is the Top 10 List of the most common ADA violations we find.
Even if at first glance they appear simple, depending on the age and size of a property, ADA accessibility violations can add up from a few dozen to a few thousand violations. By documenting all of the access violations, prioritizing which ones to repair first and providing compliance details in one report, Disability Smart Solutions provides an organized compliance action plan for business and building owners to use to bring their properties into compliance.
Many of these ADA non-compliance items are low-cost changes that can be modified by on-site staff.
The Top 10 ADA Access Violations
1. Signs: Outdated, missing, incorrect, wrong height, hard to find or mounted wrong
2. Parking: The pavement or ramp slope is too steep or the wrong dimensions. Parking spaces have no access aisle to get in and out of the car. Parking spaces are the wrong size.