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This table highlights the sections of the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards discussed in the boating facilities guide.

 

   ADA Standards* ABA Standards 
Definitions  106.5 F106.5 
Alteration  106.5 F106.5
Boarding Pier 106.5 F106.5
Boat Launch Ramp  106.5 F106.5 
Boat Slip 106.5 F106.5
Cross Slope 106.5 F106.5
Curb Ramp 106.5 F106.5
Facility 106.5 F106.5
Gangway 106.5 F106.5
Ramp 106.5 F106.5
Running Slope 106.5 F106.5
Transition Plate 106.5 F106.5
     
Recreation Boating Facilities (where provided) 235 F235
Number of Accessible Boat Slips (including 40 foot rule) 235.2 F235.2
Boat Slip Dispersion 235.2.1 F235.2.1
Number of Acc. Boarding Piers at Boat Launch Ramps 235.3 F235.3
     
Accessible Routes (where required) 206 F206
Boating (specific provisions) 206.2.10 F206.2.9
Load and Unload Areas (accessible route connection) 206.2.9.1 F206.2.9.1
Elevators (types allowed) 206.6 F206.6
Platform Lift (new construction use) 206.7.10 F206.7.10
     
Accessible Routes Components (typically used)    
Curb Ramps 406 406
Doors and Gates 404 404
Ramps (includes gangways) 405 405
Ramps (slope exception) 1002.2 EX 1 1002.2 EX 1
Walking Surfaces with Running Slopes of 5% or less 403 403
     
Gangway (specific alteration exception) 1003.2.1 EX 1 1003.2.1 EX 1
Gangway (max. rise exception) 1003.2.1 EX 2 1003.2.1 EX 2
Gangway (80 foot exception) 1003.2.1 EX 3 1003.2.1 EX 3
Gangway (25 boat slip exception) 1003.2.1 EX 4 1003.2.1 EX 4
Gangway (landing/transition plate exception) 1003.2.1 EX 5 1003.2.1 EX 5
Gangway (handrail exception) 1003.2.1 EX 6 1003.2.1 EX 6
Gangway (cross slope exception) 1003.2.1 EX 7 1003.2.1 EX 7
Gangway (surface exception) 1003.2.1 EX 8 1003.2.1 EX 8
     
Boarding Piers at Launch Ramps (exceptions in 1003.2.1) 1003.2.2 EX 1 1003.2.2 EX 1
Launch Ramp (30 foot exception) 1003.2.2 EX 2 1003.2.2 EX 2
Launch Ramp (slope exception - floating/skid piers) 1003.2.2 EX 3 1003.2.2 EX 3
Launch Ramp (surface exception from 1003.2.1 EX 8) 1003.2.2 EX 1 1003.2.2 EX 1
     
Technical Requirements for Boating Facilities    
Clearances (size, and 10 foot rule) 1003.3.1/.2 1003.3.1/.2
Clearances (boarding pier, width exception) 1003.3.2 EX 1 1003.3.2 EX 1
Clearances (boarding pier, edge protection exception) 1003.3.2 EX 2 1003.3.2 EX 2
     
Clearances (boat slip, width exception) 1003.3.1 EX 1 1003.3.1 EX 1
Clearances (boat slip, edge protection exception) 1003.2.1 EX 2 1003.2.1 EX 2
Clearances (boat slip, alteration exception) 1003.3.1 EX 3 1003.3.1 EX 3
     
Cleats and Other Boat Securement Devices (exception) 205.1 EX 7 205.1 EX 7
Cross slope (boat slip exception) 1003.2.1 EX 7 1003.2.1 EX 7
Cross Slope (boarding pier exception, from 1003.2.1 EX 7) 1003.2.2 EX 1 1003.2.2 EX 1
     
Gas Pump (operation exception) 309.4 EX 309.4 EX
     
Other Typical Scoping Requirements at Boat Facilities    
Dining surfaces 226 F226
Employee Work Areas (exception) 203.9 no similar exception
Locker Rooms 222 F222
Parking 208 F208
Passenger Loading Zones and Bus Stops 209 F209
Signage 216 F216
Sales and Service Counters 227.3 F227.3
Toilet and Bathing 213 F213
Vending Machines 228 F228

* The guide uses the term ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines) as the basis of the requirements discussed.  The recreational provisions of these guidelines were adopted into the 2010 ADA Standards without changes, so the ADAAG section numbers correspond to the same section numbers in the ADA Standards (as well as the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards).