CHAPTER 8: SPECIAL ROOMS AND SPACES

801 General

801.1 Scope. Special rooms and spaces required to be accessible by Chapter 2 shall comply with the applicable provisions of this chapter.

802 Wheelchair Spaces in Assembly Areas

802.1 General. Wheelchair spaces required in assembly areas shall comply with 802.

802.2 Floor or Ground Surface. The floor or ground surface of wheelchair spaces shall have a slope not steeper than 1:48 and shall comply with 302 . Changes in level are not permitted.

802.3 Width. A single wheelchair space shall be 36 inches (915 mm) minimum in width. Where multiple adjacent wheelchair spaces are provided, each wheelchair space shall be 33 inches (840 mm) minimum in width.

802.4 Depth. Where a wheelchair space can be entered from the front or rear, the wheelchair space shall be 48 inches (1220 mm) minimum in depth. Where a wheelchair space can only be entered from the side, the wheelchair space shall be 60 inches (1525 mm) minimum in depth.

802.5 Approach. One side of the wheelchair space shall adjoin an accessible route or adjoin another wheelchair space. Access to any wheelchair space shall not be through more than one adjoining wheelchair space.

802.6 Integral Part of Seating. Wheelchair spaces shall be an integral part of any fixed seating.

802.7 Companion Seat. At least one seat for a companion shall be provided beside each wheelchair space.

802.8 Lines of Sight. Wheelchair spaces shall provide lines of sight comparable to those of all viewing areas.

803 Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms

803.1 General. Dressing, fitting, and locker rooms required to be accessible shall comply with 803.

803.2 Wheelchair Turning Space. Wheelchair turning space complying with 304 shall be provided within the room.

803.3 Doors. Doors shall not swing into any part of the wheelchair turning space.

803.4 Benches. A bench complying with 903 shall be provided within the room.

803.5 Coat Hooks and Shelves. Accessible coat hooks provided within the room shall be located within one of the reach ranges specified in 308 . Where provided, a fold-down shelf shall be 40 inches (1015 mm) minimum and 48 inches (1220 mm) maximum above the floor.

804 Medical Care Facility Patient or Resident Sleeping Rooms

804.1 General. Medical care facility and long term care facility patient or resident sleeping rooms required to be accessible shall comply with 804.

804.2 Wheelchair Turning Space. Wheelchair turning space complying with 304 shall be provided within the room and shall not overlap with or extend beneath a bed.

804.3 Clear Floor or Ground Space. A clear floor space complying with 305 shall be provided on each side of the bed. The clear floor space shall be positioned for parallel approach to the side of the bed.

804.4 Toilet and Bathing Rooms. Toilet and bathing rooms that are provided as part of a patient or resident sleeping room shall comply with 603 .

804.5 Windows. Where operable windows are provided, at least one window shall comply with 309 . Each window required to be operable by local code or regulation shall comply with 309.

805 Transient Lodging Guest Rooms

805.1 General. Transient lodging guest rooms required to be accessible shall comply with 805.2 . Guest rooms required to have accessible communication features shall comply with 805.3.

805.2 Accessible Rooms. Accessible guest rooms shall comply with 805.2.1 through 805.2.6.

805.2.1 Living and Dining Areas. Living and dining areas shall be accessible.

805.2.2 Exterior Spaces. Exterior spaces, including patios, terraces and balconies, that are a part of the guest room shall be accessible.

805.2.3 Sleeping Areas. Not less than one sleeping area shall provide a clear floor space complying with 305 on both sides of a bed. The clear floor space shall be positioned for parallel approach to the side of the bed.

EXCEPTION: This requirement shall not apply where a single clear floor space complying with 305 positioned for parallel approach is provided between two beds.

805.2.4 Toilet and Bathing Facilities. Not less than one water closet, one lavatory, and one bathtub or shower shall comply with the applicable provisions of Chapter 6 . Required roll-in shower compartments shall comply with 608.2.2 or 608.2.3.

805.2.5 Kitchens, Kitchenettes and Wet Bars. Kitchens, kitchenettes and wet bars shall comply with 805.2.5.1 through 805.2.5.4.

805.2.5.1 Clear Floor Space. A clear floor space complying with 305 shall be provided at sinks, appliances, cabinets and counters.

805.2.5.2 Cabinets. At least 50 percent of shelf space in cabinets shall comply with 905 .

805.2.5.3 Sinks. Sinks shall comply with 606 .

EXCEPTION: Where a cooktop or conventional oven is not provided, a forward approach with knee and toe clearance is not required.

805.2.5.4 Appliances. Controls and operating mechanisms of appliances shall comply with 309 . At least 50 percent of shelf space in refrigerators and freezers shall be within at least one of the reach ranges in 308.

805.2.6 Windows. Where operable windows are provided, at least one window shall comply with 309 . Each window required to be operable by local code or regulation shall comply with 309.

805.3 Communication Features. Guest rooms required to have accessible communication features shall comply with 805.3.1 and 805.3.2.

805.3.1 Alarms. Visual alarms complying with 702.3.6 shall be provided.

805.3.2 Notification Devices. Visual notification devices shall be provided to alert room occupants of incoming telephone calls and a door knock or bell. Notification devices shall not be connected to visual alarm signal appliances. Permanently installed telephones shall have volume controls complying with 704.3 and shall have an electrical outlet complying with 309 located within 48 inches (1220 mm) of the telephone to facilitate the use of a TTY.