ANSI 117.1 PDF

An update was made to the ICC A Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities The Standard is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI ). ANSI A (): Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. The BookReader requires JavaScript to be enabled. Please check that your browser. LEGALLY BINDING DOCUMENTUnited States of AmericaAll citizens and residents are hereby advised that this is a legally binding document.

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Americans with Disabilities Act ADA —Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability; establishes design requirements for the construction or alteration of facilities required to be accessible. The timeline below details many of these steps.

2017 ICC A117.1-2017 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Access Board issued new accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment MDE under section of the Rehabilitation Act. The accessibility movement has common roots with the civil rights movement and the Civil Rights Act of They absi requirements for equipment that requires transfer from mobility aids and address transfer surfaces, support rails, armrests, and other features.

The regulations include requirements that all new fixed-route, public transit buses be accessible and that supplementary paratransit services be provided for those individuals with disabilities who cannot use fixed-route bus service.

It served as an important reference for private absi and local and state governments. It covers facilities 117. the private sector places of public accommodation and commercial facilities and the public sector state and local government facilities. ADA Accessibility Guidelines—Amended to include guidelines for state and local government facilities.


Skip to main content. History of Accessible Facility Design.

The awareness that many were unable 117.1 access buildings prompted the first steps toward accessibility requirements. Rehabilitation Act —Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by federal agencies, in programs receiving federal financial assistance, in federal employment, and in the employment practices of federal contractors Section and —Each agency has its own set of section regulations that apply to its programs.

Summary information about these regulations is available at the Department of Justice’s Guide to Disability Rights Laws.

Requirements common to these regulations include reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities; program accessibility; effective communication with people who have hearing or vision disabilities; and accessible new construction and alterations.

The Department of Transportation issued regulations mandating accessible public transit vehicles and facilities. Outdoor developed areas include trails, picnic and camping areas, as well as beach access routes. Agencies that provide federal financial assistance also have section 1117.1 covering entities anei receive federal aid.

Released inthis standard was based upon research done by the University of Illinois and funded by the Easter Seals Research Foundation.

Sincewhen the Architectural Barriers Act was passed, the federal government has taken steps to address accessibility and its enforcement in facilities designed, built, altered, or leased using certain federal funds.


This document was first published in and is regularly updated.

ANSI A (): Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

Instead, they are subject to the Architectural Barriers Act. The Board developed the standards in consultation with the Food and Drug Administration.

Civil Rights Act —Made racial discrimination in public places illegal, required employers aansi provide equal employment opportunities, stated that uniform standards must prevail for establishing the right to vote.

Architectural Barriers Act ABA —Requires that facilities designed, constructed, altered, or leased with certain federal funds be accessible to persons with disabilities.

These roots lie in the structure asni implementation of laws dealing with accessibility. Inthe standard received federal input when the Department of Housing and Urban Development joined the Secretariat of the committee in charge of the standard.

Help America Vote Act —Regulates equipment and voting booths for equal access voting areas. The standards provide design criteria for examination tables and chairs, weight scales, radiological wnsi mammography equipment, and other diagnostic equipment that are accessible to people with disabilities.