The revised 2010 Standards change that. Operable parts of such hardware shall be 34 inches (865 mm) minimum and 48 inches (1220 mm) maximum above the finish floor or ground. Slopes not steeper than 1:48 shall be permitted. Any hardware that requires simultaneous hand and finger movements require greater dexterity and are not recommended. Advisory 404.2.9 Door and Gate Opening Force. The clear floor space adjacent to the control shall be located beyond the arc of the door swing. In alterations, a projection of 5/8 inch (16 mm) maximum into the required clear width shall be permitted for the latch side stop. Advisory 404.2.4.3 Recessed Doors and Gates. Thresholds, if provided at doorways, shall be 1/2 inch (13 mm) high maximum. is encouraged. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. People with disabilities were, for too long, excluded from participating in many recreational activities, including swimming. All existing facilities of public entities and public accommodations, except pools, must comply with the 2010 Standards to the extent required under title II program accessibility or title III readily achievable barrier removal requirements. 404.2.7 Door and Gate Hardware. Do you have a pool gate lock that is accessible but child proof? 404.2.7 Door and Gate Hardware. clarify the height of door and gate hardware and add an exception for gates at pools, spas, and hot tubs (404.2.7) revise an exception for door and gate surface requirements (404.2.10, Exception 2) and add a new exception for existing doors and gates (Exception 4) In the proposed rule, section 404 referenced doors and doorways. Providing equal opportunity to people with disabilities is the fundamental principle of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Sharing accessible equipment between pools is not permitted, unless it would result in undue burdens to provide equipment at each one. Entities must ensure that an alteration does not decrease accessibility below the requirements for new construction. publications by mail. In Chapter 4: Accessible Routes section 404.2.7 Door and Gate Hardware under exception number 2 it reads, “Access gates in barrier walls and fences protecting pools, spas, and hot tubs shall be permitted to have operable parts of the release of latch on self-latching devices at 54 inches (1370 mm) maximum above the finish floor or ground provided the self-latching devices are not also self-locking devices and operated by means of a key, electronic opener, or integral combination lock.” ( http://www.access-board.gov/ada-aba/final.pdf ). Large pools must have two accessible means of entry, with at least one being a pool lift or sloped entry; smaller pools are only required to have one accessible means of entry, provided that it is either a pool lift or a sloped entry. Manual doors and doorways and manual gates intended for user passage shall comply with 404.2. Manually operated controls shall comply with 309. 404.3.4 Doors in Series and Gates in Series. Existing doors and gates without smooth surfaces within 10 inches (255 mm) of the finish floor or ground shall not be required to provide smooth surfaces complying with 404.2.10 provided that if added kick plates are installed, cavities created by such kick plates are capped.