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Accessibility Checklist For Historic Properties

Procedure code:

0110009S

Source:

Accessibility & Preservation Resource Guide - Nps & Windsor

Division:

General Requirements

Section:

Special Project Procedures

Last Modified:

02/24/2012

Details:

Accessibility Checklist For Historic Properties



ACCESSIBILITY CHECKLIST FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES


(Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, 1992)

This checklist should be used to assess how accessible a specific
historic building or property is by answering the list of questions
provided.  It may then be used, along with ADA requirements, as a
tool in guiding the property owner in planning and implementing
accessibility decisions.


1.   Name of Site:


2.   Owner/Manager:


3.   Survey completed by:


4.   Historic designation (National, State, or local):


5.   Significance of Property:


6.   Significant Architectural features:


7.   Use of Property:


PARKING:

-    What percentage of the total number of parking spaces provid= ed
    are for disabled visitors (van, automobile)?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is there off-street parking adjacent to the building?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are the parking spaces for disabled persons located closest to
    the nearest accessible entrance of the same site they serve?=

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are the spaces connected to the entrance by an accessible
    route?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


(Design)

-    What is the width of each accessible parking space?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the width of the aisle/passenger loading zone?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the slope of the adjacent access aisle/loading zone<= br>     level?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Do the parking spaces provided have a firms, stable, slip
    resistant surface?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are the accessible parking spaces/loading zones reserved and
    identified by a sign displaying the "International Symbol for
    Accessibility?"


    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:

-    Are the signs mounted at a height that cannot be obstructed by
    a parked vehicle?


    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


ACCESSIBLE ROUTE:

(Location)

-    Is there at least one accessible route from the parking area
    to an accessible building/entrance/site area?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is there at least one accessible route that connects all
    buildings, facilities, elements, and spaces on the  same site?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is there at least one accessible route within the
    building/site that connects major features (restrooms, water=
    fountains, etc.)?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


(Design)

-    What is the minimum clear width of the route?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the minimum clear width at the doorways?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Does the route have level rest zones/passing areas located at
    reasonable intervals?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What are the sizes of the rest areas or passing zones?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Do any objects reduce the clear width of an accessible route= ?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are the walk surfaces firm, stable, and slip resistant (wet<= br>     and dry)?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the slope of the accessible route?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the slope of the cross slope?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    If there are changes in level along the accessible route, what
    are the heights of the changes and what are the slopes of
    those level changes?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are there gratings along the accessible route?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    If there are elongated gratings, are the long dimensions
    perpendicular to the predominant direction of travel?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


CURB RAMPS:

-    Are curb ramps provided wherever an accessible route crosses=
    a curb?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are curb ramps located or protected to prevent their
    obstruction by parked vehicles?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are built up curb ramps located so as not to project into
    vehicular traffic?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are the curb ramps at intersections located within and to one
    side of marked crossing?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is there a flush smooth transition provided at the junction of
    a curb ramp with grade or street level?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the width of the ramp exclusive of flared sides?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the maximum slope of the ramp?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    If a curb ramp is positioned where pedestrian traffic is
    likely to walk across, what is the slope of the flared sides= ?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is the surface of the ramp firm, stable, and slip resistant<= br>     (wet or dry)?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


RAMPS:

-    What is the maximum slope of the ramp?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the maximum rise of each run?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the minimum clear width of the ramp?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the slope of the cross slope of the ramp?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the landing length of the ramp?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the size of the landing area if the ramp changes
    direction?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    If the ramp has a vertical drop off, does it have protective=
    curbing, walls, or railing?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are handrails provided on both sides of all ramps which have
    a vertical rise or horizontal projection?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the diameter or horizontal cross section of the
    gripping surface of all handrails?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    For all handrails that are mounted adjacent to wall surfaces= ,
    how much space is between the wall and handrail?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    If handrails are not continuous, how far do they extend beyond
    the top and bottom of the ramp segment?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the distance between the ground surface and the rail
    gripping surface?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are the ends and edges rounded smoothly?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are the handrails attached so they do not rotate within their
    fittings?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Can the anchoring components of the handrails support at least
    a 250 lb. force applied in any direction at any point along<= br>     the rail?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are all handrails on ramps parallel with the slope of the
    ground surface?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are all wall surfaces behind handrails smooth and free from<= br>     all protrusions?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


STAIRS:

-    Do all steps on a single flight of stairs have uniform riser=
    heights?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Do all steps on a single flight of stairs have uniform tread=
    widths?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Do stair tread nosings have textural and color contrasts?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Do stair treads have nosing configurations that are not
    abrupt?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the radius of the curvature at the leading edge of the
    tread?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:

-    What is the underside nosing angle?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How far does the nosing project?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are handrails provided on both sides of all stairs?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the diameter or horizontal cross section of the
    gripping surface of all handrails?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    For all handrails that are mounted to wall surfaces, how much
    space is between the wall and handrail?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    If handrails are not continuous, how far do they extend beyond
    the top and bottom of the stair segment?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How far above the ground surface are the tops of the rail
    gripping surfaces mounted?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are the ends and edges rounded smoothly?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are the handrails attached so as they do not rotate within     their fittings?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Can the anchoring components of the handrails support at least
    a 250 lb. force applied in any direction at any point along<= br>     the rail?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are all handrails on stairs parallel with the slope of the     ground surface?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are all wall surfaces behind handrails smooth and free from<= br>     all protrusions?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


ELEVATORS:

(General)

-    Is an elevator provided for any public use, multi-level
    buildings?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is the elevator located on an accessible route?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are visual signals available for elevator car positions
    (arrival and departure)?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are audible signals used for elevator car positions (arrival=
    and departure)?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are tactile control indicators provided for elevators?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    If emergency information systems are provided, are there
    audible alarms (bells, audible instructions available)?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    If emergency warning systems are provided, are visual signal= s
    also used (flashing alarms, written instructions)?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


(Dimensions)

-    Does the elevator correct over-travel and under-travel withi= n
    a tolerance of =AB"?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How far above the floor are the hall call buttons positioned= ?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the dimension of the smallest button?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How high above the floor are panel call buttons located?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How wide is the elevator doorway?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What are the elevator car dimensions?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Do elevator doors remain fully open at least 3 seconds?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is the floor surface firm, stable, and slip resistant?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the clearance between the elevator car and landing     platform?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


ENTRANCES AND DOORWAYS:

(Location)

-    Is at least one of the primary entrances of the site
    accessible?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is each accessible primary entrance connected by an accessib= le
    route to accessible parking?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are all accessible primary entrances connected to all
    accessible elements and spaces outside the site?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is the entrance level the same as that of the elevators?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


(Design)

-    What is the minimum clear width of the doorway(s)?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    For double leaf doors, are there two independently operated<= br>     door leaves with at least one meeting code requirements?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is the ground area level and clear?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    If revolving doors and/or turnstiles are available, are
    accessible doors located adjacent to them?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the minimum space between doors in a series plus the
    width of any door swinging into the space?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How high are the thresholds?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How much wall space is adjacent to the in-swinging door
    handled door?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    On sliding doors, is hardware exposed and usable on both
    sides?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Do handles, latches, locks, and other operating devices on
    doors operate without the need for tight grasping, pinching,=
    or twisting of the wrist?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    At what height above the ground surface is the door hardware=
    mounted?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    If a door has a closer, is the sweep period at least 3
    seconds?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the maximum force required for pushing or pulling open
    a door?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


RESTROOMS:

(General Dimensions)

-    If multiple restrooms are provided is there at least one on
    the site which is accessible?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is the accessible public restroom located along an accessibl= e
    route?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is the accessible restroom identified by the display of the
    "International Symbol of Accessibility" on or adjacent to the
    entry doors?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the width of the facility doors?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How much clear floor space is beyond the entrance door leadi= ng
    to the water closet or stall door?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the width of the stall doors?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    If stalls are provided, does at least one meet the required<= br>     codes?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


(Toilets)

-    What is the clear floor space within the room adjacent to the
    toilet?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the height of the toilet?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How much distance is there between the center of the toilet<= br>     and the closest wall?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How far above the floor are the grab bars mounted?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    What is the diameter of the grab bar gripping surface?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How much space is between the wall and the grab bar?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are grab bars anchored to support at least a 250 lb. force in
    any direction?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are all sharp edges and protrusions eliminated on and around=
    bars?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are grab bars mounted directly behind toilet and along the     closest side wall?  Describe.

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


(Urinals)

-    Is there a clear space provided in front of the urinals?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:



-    Does the urinal have an elongated rim?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How far above the ground is the rim located?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


(Lavatory Sinks)

-    How much clearance is provided between the sink and the floor?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How much distance is provided between the rim of the sink and
    the floor?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How much unobstructed floor space is provided in front of the
    sink?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are hot water pipes covered or insulated, as well as any sharp
    objects located under lavatories?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How far above the floor are the faucets mounted?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are faucet controls hand operated or automatic, so that they
    do not require tight gripping, pinching, or twisting of the
    wrist?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


(Accessories)

-    If mirrors are provided, how high above the floor is the
    bottom viewing edge?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    If towel racks or appliances are provided, how high above the
    floor are they located?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


DRINKING FOUNTAINS:

(Location)

-    Are at least 50% of all fountains in the site accessible?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are the fountains located along a physically accessible route?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


(Dimensions)

-    What is the height of the spout of the drinking fountain?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is the spout of the fountain located in the front of the unit?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How high is the flow of the water?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is the flow of the water parallel to the front of the unit?<= br>
    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are controls hand operated without a need for tight grasping= ,
    pinching, or twisting of the wrist, and located in from or on
    the side edge?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How much clear knee space is provided on any wall and post     mounted units?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Do units have a clear floor space surrounding them?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


TELEPHONES:

-    Are telephones located along an accessible route?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:



-    How much clear floor space is provided at each telephone?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How high is the highest operable part of the telephone?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How far do telephones projecting from the walls protrude?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Do the telephones have push button controls?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    How long are the telephone cord lengths?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are the telephones equipped with volume controls?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Is there level seating for wheelchairs in theaters,
    auditoriums, and restaurant areas?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Can arrangements be made to reserve a wheelchair space?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are overnight accommodations accessible, including shower
    facilities?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Are there visual as well as audible warning signals for fire
    in the building?

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:


-    Describe any special aids and assistance that are available.=

    Yes    No    Dimension or Comment:

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