801 General

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

802 Wheelchair Spaces and Designated Aisle Seats in Assembly Areas

802.1 General. Wheelchair spaces, readily removable companion seats, and designated aisle seats required in assembly areas shall comply with 802.

802.2 Floor or Ground Surface. The floor or ground surface of wheelchair spaces shall comply with 302. Changes in level are not permitted.

EXCEPTION: Slopes not steeper than 1:48 shall be 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.

Figure 802.3
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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 be entered only from the side, the wheelchair space shall be 60 inches (1525 mm) minimum in depth.

Figure 802.4
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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 Dispersion of Accessible Seating. Where the number of seats exceeds 300, wheelchair spaces and designated aisle seats shall be dispersed to provide a choice of admission prices and viewing angles comparable to that provided to other spectators. Where the minimum number of required wheelchair spaces or designated aisle seats is not sufficient to allow for complete dispersion, wheelchair spaces or designated aisle seats shall be dispersed in the following priority: price level, horizontal dispersion and vertical dispersion.

802.6.1 Admission Prices. Wheelchair spaces and designated aisle seats shall be provided in each price level distinguishable by location.

802.6.2 Horizontal Dispersion. Wheelchair spaces and designated aisle seats shall be located to provide spectators in accessible seating with viewing angles generally representative of the horizontal viewing areas available to other spectators.

802.6.3 Vertical Dispersion. Wheelchair spaces and designated aisle seats shall be located at varying distances from the performance area on each accessible level and in each balcony or mezzanine that is located along an accessible route.

802.7 Readily Removable Companion Seats. A readily removable companion seat shall be provided next to and in the same row as each required wheelchair space. Individuals seated in companion seats shall be seated shoulder-to-shoulder with the wheelchair user seated in the adjacent space.

802.8 Designated Aisle Seats. Removable or folding armrests or no armrests shall be provided on the aisle side of designated aisle seats. Each such seat shall be identified by a sign or marker.

Advisory 802.8
Seats with removable or folding armrests, or no armrests, are intended for use by individuals who have difficulty walking. Consideration should be given for ensuring identification of such seats in a darkened room. For example, a marker which contrasts (light-on-dark or dark-on-light) and also reflects light could be placed on the side of adjacent seating so as to be visible in a lighted auditorium and also to reflect light from a flashlight.

802.9 Lines of Sight. Spectators seated in wheelchairs shall be provided lines of sight comparable to those provided to other spectators.

802.9.1 Comparable Lines of Sight for Seated Spectators. Where spectators are expected to remain seated during events, spectators seated in wheelchairs shall be provided with lines of sight to the performance area or playing field comparable to that provided to spectators in the seating area in closest proximity to the location of the wheelchair spaces, but not in the same row.

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802.9.2 Comparable Lines of Sight Over Standing Spectators. Where people will be expected to stand at their seats during events, wheelchair spaces shall be located so that they will provide people seated in wheelchairs with lines of sight of the performance area or playing surface over standing spectators comparable to that provided to standing spectators in the seating area in closest proximity to the wheelchair spaces, but not in the same row.

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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.

EXCEPTION: Nine inches (230 mm) maximum measured vertically and 6 inches (150 mm) maximum measured horizontally shall be permitted to extend under partitions and openings without doors.

Figure 803.2 Exception
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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 Sinks, Kitchens, Kitchenettes, and Wet Bars

804.1 General. Sinks, kitchens, kitchenettes and wet bars shall comply with 804.

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

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

804.4 Sinks. Sinks shall comply with 606.

804.5 Appliances. Operable parts 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 Medical Care Facility Patient or Resident Sleeping Rooms

805.1 General. Medical care facility and long term care facility patient or resident sleeping rooms required to be accessible shall comply with 805.

805.2 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.

805.3 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.

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

806 Transient Lodging Guest Rooms

806.1 General. Transient lodging guest rooms required to be accessible shall comply with 806.2. Guest rooms required to have accessible communication features shall comply with 806.3.

806.2 Accessible Rooms. Accessible guest rooms shall comply with 806.2.

Advisory 806.2
The provisions in this section do not include requirements that are common to all accessible spaces.

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

806.2.2 Exterior Spaces. Exterior spaces, including patios, terraces and balconies, that serve the guest room shall be accessible.

806.2.3 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.

806.2.4 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.

806.2.4.1 Vanity Tops. If vanity tops are provided in any non-accessible guest toilet room, 2 ft2 (0.2 m2) minimum of vanity top shall be provided in each accessible guest toilet room and shall comply with 308 and 309. Vanity tops shall be provided at or adjacent to the lavatory.

806.2.5 Sinks, Kitchens, Kitchenettes, and Wet Bars. Sinks, kitchens, kitchenettes, and wet bars shall comply with 804.

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

806.3 Communication Features. Guest rooms required to have accessible communication features shall comply with 806.3.

Advisory 806.3
In guest rooms required to have accessible communication features, consideration should be given to ensuring compatibility with adaptive equipment used by people with hearing impairments. To ensure communication within the facility, as well as on commercial lines, provide telephone interface jacks that are compatible with both digital and analog signal use. If an audio headphone jack is provided on a speaker phone, a cutoff switch can be included in the jack so that insertion of the jack cuts off the speaker. If a telephone-like handset is used, the external speakers can be turned off when the handset is removed from the cradle. For headset or external amplification system compatibility, a standard subminiature jack installed in the telephone will provide the most flexibility.

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

806.3.2 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 compatible with the telephone system and shall comply with 704.3. Permanently installed telephones shall be served by an electrical outlet complying with 309 located within 48 inches (1220 mm) of the telephone to facilitate the use of a TTY.

807 Holding Cells and Housing Cells or Rooms

807.1 General. Holding cells or housing cells or rooms required to be accessible shall comply with 807.2. Holding cells or housing cells or rooms required to have accessible communication features shall comply with 807.3.

807.2 Accessible Cells or Rooms. Accessible cells or rooms shall comply with 807.2.

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

807.2.2 Benches. Where benches are provided, at least one bench shall comply with 903.

807.2.3 Beds. Where beds are provided, clear floor space complying with 305 shall be provided on at least one side of the bed. The clear floor space shall be positioned for parallel approach to the side of the bed.

807.2.4 Drinking Fountains and Water Coolers. Where drinking fountains or water coolers are provided, at least one shall comply with 602.1 through 602.6.

807.2.5 Toilet and Bathing Facilities. Toilet facilities or bathing facilities that are provided as part of a cell or room shall comply with 603.

Advisory 807.2.5
In holding cells, housing cells or rooms required to be accessible, this document does not require a separate toilet room.

807.3 Communication Features. Cells or rooms required to have accessible communication features shall comply with 807.3.

807.3.1 Alarms. Where audible emergency alarm systems are provided to serve the occupants of cells or rooms, visual alarms complying with 702.3.6 shall be provided.

EXCEPTION: This requirement shall not apply where inmates or detainees are not allowed independent means of egress.

807.3.2 Telephones. Permanently installed telephones, where provided within cells or rooms, shall have volume controls complying with 704.3.