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This table highlights the sections of the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards discussed in the amusement rides guide.

 

   ADA Standards* ABA Standards 
Definitions  106.5 F106.5 
Catch Pool  106.5 F106.5
Cross Slope 106.5 F106.5
Curb Ramp 106.5 F106.5
Facility 106.5 F106.5
Ramp 106.5 F106.5
Running Slope 106.5 F106.5
     
Means of Water Entry (how many & what type)  242 F242 
Catch Pools 242.2 EX 3 F242.2 EX 3
Leisure rivers 242.2 EX 3 F242.2 EX 3
Spas 242.4 F242.4
Swimming Pools 242.2 F242.2
Swimming Pools (less than 300 linear feet) 242.2 EX 1 F242.2 EX 1
Wading Pools 242.3 F242.3
Water Slides 203.11 F203.11
Wave Action Pools 242.2 EX 2 F242.2 EX 2
     
Means of Water Entry (specific technical requirements) 1009 1009
Pool Lifts 1009.2 1009.2
Pool Stairs 1009.6 1009.6
Sloped Entries 1009.3 1009.3
Transfer System 1009.5 1009.5
Transfer Wall 1009.4 1009.4
     
Accessible Routes (where required) 206 F206
Raised Diving Boards and Diving Platforms (exception) 203.14 F203.14
Raised Refereeing, Judging, and Scoring Areas (exception) 203.10 F203.10

Water Play Components (exceptions)

1008.2.3 1008.2.3
Water Slide (exception) 203.11 F203.11
     
Accessible Routes Components (typically used)    
Curb Ramps 406 406
Doors and Gates 404 404
Doors and Gates (hardware height exception) 404.2.7 EX 2 404.2.7 EX 2
Ramps 405 405
Walking Surfaces with Running Slopes of 5% or less 403 403
     
Other Typical Scoping Requirements at Pool Facilities    
Dining surfaces 226 F226
Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms 222 F222
Employee Work Areas (exception) 203.9 no similar exception
Exercise Machines and Equipment 236 F236
Parking 208 F208
Play Areas 240 F240
Passenger Loading Zones and Bus Stops 209 F209
Saunas & Steam Rooms 241 F241
Service Counters 227.3 F227.3
Signage 216 F216
Spectator Seating 221 F221
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).