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SECTION 1117B OTHER BUILDING COMPONENTS

1117B.1 Accessible drinking fountains.
Where drinking fountains are provided, they shall comply with this section:

1.
General. Where only one drinking fountain area is provided on a floor, there shall be a drinking fountain that is accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs in accordance with this section and one accessible to those who have difficulty bending or stooping. This can be accommodated by the use of "hi-low" fountains, or by such other means as would achieve the required accessibility for each group on each floor.

Where more than one drinking fountain is provided on a floor, 50 percent of those provided shall comply with Items 1, 2, 4 and 5 of this section and shall be on an accessible route complying with Section 1114B.1.2. All drinking fountains shall comply with Item 3 of this section.


2.
Clearances. Wall- and post-mounted cantilevered drinking fountains shall be a minimum of 18 inches (457 mm) and a maximum of 19 inches (483 mm) in depth and shall have a clear knee space between the bottom of the apron and the floor or ground not less than 27 inches (686 mm) in height, 30 inches (762 mm) in width, and 8 inches (203 mm) in depth, the depth measurements being taken from the front edge of the fountain back toward the wall or mounting post. The knee clearance space must be free of equipment or obstructions. Additionally, there shall be toe clearance of 9 inches (229 mm) in height above the floor and 17 inches (432 mm) in depth from the front edge of the fountain. The toe clearance space must be free of equipment or obstructions. A clear floor space at least 30 inches (762 mm) by 48 inches (1219 mm) complying with Section 1118B.4 shall be provided in front of the drinking fountain to allow forward approach. At "hi-low" type fountains, center the 30 inch (762 mm) by 48 inch (1219 mm) clear floor space on the "low" fountain fixture. A side approach drinking fountain is not acceptable.

3.
Alcoves. All drinking fountains shall be located completely within alcoves, positioned completely between wing walls, or otherwise positioned so as not to encroach into pedestrian ways. The alcove in which a drinking fountain is located shall not be less than 32 inches (813 mm) in width and 18 inches (457 mm) in depth. Wing walls shall project out from the supporting wall at least as far as the drinking fountain to within 6 inches (152 mm) of the surface of the path of travel. There shall also be a minimum of 32 inches (813 mm) clear between wing walls. See Figure 11B-3A of this code. Additionally, alcoves and space between wing walls shall comply with Section 1118B.4 Item 2. Protruding objects located in alcoves, located between wing walls, or otherwise positioned so as to limit encroachment into pedestrian ways are permitted to project 4 inches into walks, halls, corridors, passageways or aisles.

4. The bubbler shall be activated by a manually operated system complying with Section 1117B.6, Item 4 that is front mounted or side mounted and located within 6 inches (152 mm) of the front edge of the fountain or an electronically controlled device. The bubbler outlet orifice shall be located within 6 inches (152 mm) of the front edge of the drinking fountain and within 36 inches (914 mm) of the floor. The water stream from the bubbler shall be substantially parallel to the front edge of the drinking fountain.


5. The spout shall provide a flow of water at least 4 inches (102 mm) high so as to allow the insertion of a cup or glass under the flow of water. On an accessible drinking fountain with a round or oval bowl, the spout must be positioned so the flow of water is within 3 inches (75 mm) of the front edge of the fountain.


1117B.2 Telephones.


1117B.2.1 General.
If public pay telephones, public closed-circuit telephones or other public telephones are provided, they shall comply with this section to the extent required by the following table. See Figure 11B-4.

Number of each type of telephone provided on each floor
Minimum number of telephones
required to comply with Section 1117B.21
1 or more single units At least 50 percent of telephone units per floor but not less than one.
1 telephone bank At least 50 percent of telephone units per bank but not less than one.
2 or more banks At least 50 percent of telephone units per bank but not less than one.
At least 1 telephone per floor shall meet
the requirements for a forward reach telephone.


1Additional public telephones may be installed at any height.


1117B.2.2 Clear floor or ground space.
A clear floor or ground space at least 30 inches by 48 inches (762 mm by 1219 mm) that allows either a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair shall be provided at telephones.

1117B.2.3 Size and approach.
The minimum clear floor or ground space required to accommodate a single, stationary wheelchair and occupant is 30 inches by 48 inches (762 mm by 1219 mm). The minimum clear floor or ground space for wheelchairs may be positioned for forward or parallel approach to an object. Clear floor or ground space for wheelchairs may be part of the knee space required under some objects. See Figure 11B-5A.

1117B.2.4 Relationship of maneuvering clearances to wheelchair spaces.
One full unobstructed side of the clear floor or ground space for a wheelchair shall adjoin another wheelchair clear floor space. If a clear floor space is located in an alcove or otherwise confined on all or part of three sides, additional maneuvering clearances shall be provided. See Figure 11B-5A.

1117B.2.5 Floor surfaces of wheelchair spaces.
Floor surfaces of wheelchair spaces shall conform to Section 1124B. Bases, enclosures and fixed seats shall not impede approaches to telephones by people who use wheelchairs.

1117B.2.6 Mounting height.
The highest operable part of the telephone shall be within the reach ranges specified in Sections 1118B.5 and 1118B.6. Telephones mounted diagonally in a corner that require wheelchair users to reach diagonally shall have the highest operable part no higher than 54 inches (1372 mm) above the floor. See Figure 11B-4.

1117B.2.7 Enclosures.
If telephone enclosures are provided, they may overhang the clear floor space required in Sections 1117B.2.2, 1117B.2.3 and 1117B.2.4 within the following limits:

1.
Side reach possible. Where a parallel approach is provided at a telephone within an enclosure, the enclosure and counter may extend beyond the face of the telephone a maximum of 10 inches (254 mm). The enclosure and counter may not overlap the required clear floor or ground space. See Figure 11B-4.

2.
Full-height enclosures. Entrances to full-height enclosures shall be 30 inches (762 mm) minimum. See Figure 11B-4.

3.
Forward reach required. Where a front approach is provided at a telephone within an enclosure, the counter may extend beyond the face of the telephone a maximum of 20 inches (508 mm) into the required clear floor or ground space and the enclosure may extend beyond the face of the telephone a maximum of 24 inches (610 mm). If an additional 6 inches (152 mm) in width of clear floor space is provided, creating a clear floor space of 36 inches by 48 inches (914 mm by 1219 mm), the enclosure may extend more than 24 inches (610 mm) beyond the face of the telephone. See Figure 11B-4.

4.
Protruding telephone enclosures. Where telephone enclosures protrude into walks, halls, corridors or aisles, they shall also comply with Section 1133B.8.6.

1117B.2.8 Telephone equipment for hearing impaired persons.
Telephones shall be equipped with a receiver that generates a magnetic field in the area of the receiver cap. All telephones required to be accessible shall be equipped with a volume control. In addition, 25 percent, but never less than one, of all other public telephones provided shall be equipped with a volume control and shall be dispersed among all types of public telephones, including closed circuit telephones, throughout the building or facility. If banks of public telephones are provided, at least one in each bank shall be equipped with a volume control. Such telephones shall be capable of a minimum of 12 dBA and a maximum of 18 dBA above normal. If an automatic reset is provided, 18 dBA may be exceeded. Public telephones with volume control shall be hearing aid compatible and shall be identified by a sign containing a depiction of a telephone handset with radiating sound waves.

1117B.2.9 Text telephones.


1117B.2.9.1 Where required.


1. If a total of four or more public pay telephones (including both interior and exterior phones) are provided at a site, and if at least one of the total is in an interior location, then at least one interior public text telephone shall be provided.


2. If an interior public pay telephone is provided in a stadium or arena, in a convention center, in a hotel with a convention center or in a covered mall, at least one interior public text telephone shall be provided in the facility.


3. If a public pay telephone is located in or adjacent to a hospital emergency room, hospital recovery room or hospital waiting room, one public text telephone shall be provided at each location.


4. If alterations to existing buildings or facilities with less than four exterior or interior public pay telephones would increase the total number to four or more telephones with at least one in an interior location then a text telephone shall be provided.


5. If alterations to one or more exterior or interior public pay telephones occur in an existing building or facility with four or more public telephones with at least one in an interior location then a text telephone shall be provided.


1117B.2.9.2 General.
Text telephones shall comply with the following requirements:

1. Text telephones used with a pay telephone shall be permanently affixed within or adjacent to the telephone enclosure. If an acoustic coupler is used, the telephone cord shall be sufficiently long to allow connection of the text telephone and the telephone receiver.


2. Where a bank of telephones in the interior of a building consists of three or more public pay telephones, at least one public pay telephone in each such bank shall be equipped with a shelf and an electrical outlet within or adjacent to the telephone enclosure. The telephone handset shall be capable of being placed flush on the surface of the shelf. The shelf shall be capable of accommodating a text telephone and shall have 6 inches (152 mm) minimum vertical clearance in the area where the text telephone is to be placed.


3. Equivalent facilitation may be substituted for the requirements of this section. For example, a portable text telephone may be made available in a hotel at a registration desk if it is available on a 24-hour basis for use with nearby public pay phones. In this instance, at least one pay phone shall comply with Item 2 above. In addition, if an acoustic coupler is used, the telephone handset cord shall be sufficiently long to allow connection of the text telephone and the telephone receiver. Directional signage shall comply with Section 1117B.5.1, Items 2 and 3.


1117B.2.9.3 Signage.
Text telephones shall be identified by the international TTY symbol (see Figure 11B-14A). If a facility has a public text telephone, directional signage indicating the location of the nearest such telephone shall be placed adjacent to all banks of telephones that do not contain a text telephone. Such directional signage shall include the international TTY symbol. If a facility has no banks of telephones, the directional signage shall be provided at the entrance or in a building directory.

1117B.2.10 Controls.
Telephones shall have push-button controls where service for such equipment is available.

1117B.2.11 Cord length.
The cord from the telephone to the handset shall be at least 29 inches (737 mm) long.

1117B.2.12 Telephone books.
If telephone books are provided, they shall be located in a position that complies with the reach ranges in Sections 1118B.5 and 1118B.6.

1117B.3 Kitchens.
See Section 1133A.

1117B.4 Swimming pools.
See Section 1104B.4.3.

1117B.5 Signs and identification.
California's standards for signage are more stringent than Section 4.30 of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

1117B.5.1 General.
When new or additional signs and/or identification devices are provided, or when existing signs and/or identification devices are replaced or altered, the new or altered signs and/or identification devices shall comply with Section 1117B.5. The addition of or replacement of signs and/or identification devices shall not trigger any additional path of travel requirements.

1.
Identification signs. When signs identify permanent rooms and spaces of a building or site, they shall comply with Sections 1117B.5.2, 1117B.5.3, 1117B.5.5, 1117B.5.6 and 1117B.5.7. For other means of egress signs and identification provisions adopted by SFM and DSA-AC see Chapter 10, Sections 1011.3 for Tactile Exit Signs, 1022.8 for Floor Identification Signs, 1008.1.9.7 for Delayed Egress Locks, 1007.9, 1007.10 and 1007.11 for Accessible Means of Egress, and 1007.4 for Elevators. See also Section 1116Bfor additional signage requirements applicable to elevators and Section 1115B.6 for sanitary facilities.

2.
Directional and informational signs. When signs direct to or give information about permanent rooms and functional spaces of a building or site, they shall comply with Sections 1117B.5.2, 1117B.5.3 and 1117B.5.4.

3.
Accessibility signs. When signs identify, direct to or give information about accessible elements and features of a building or site, they shall include the appropriate symbol of accessibility and shall comply with Sections 1117B.5.2 and 1117B.5.8.

4.
Plan review and inspection. Signs and identification as specified in Section 1117B.5.1, when included in the construction of new buildings or facilities, or when included, altered or replaced due to additions, alterations or renovations to existing buildings or facilities, and when a permit is required, shall comply with the following plan review and inspection requirements:

4.1.
Plan review. Plans, specifications or other information indicating compliance with these regulations shall be submitted to the enforcing agency for review and approval.

4.2.
Inspection. Signs and identification shall be field inspected after installation and approved by the enforcing agency prior to the issuance of a final certificate of occupancy per Appendix Chapter 1, Section 110.2, or final approval where no certificate of occupancy is issued. The inspection shall include, but not be limited to, verification that Braille dots and cells are properly spaced and the size, proportion and type of raised characters are in compliance with these regulations.

4.3.
Other signs and identification. Tactile exit signage in Sections 1011.3 and 1011.3.2, tactile floor identification signs in stairways in Section 1022.8, tactile special egress-control device signs in Section 1008.1.9.7, elevator car control identification required in Sections 1116B.1.8 and 1116B.1.9, elevator doorjamb marking required in Section 1116B.1.14, and sanitary facilities signage required in Section 1115B.6 shall also comply with this section.

1117B.5.2 Finish and contrast.
Characters, symbols and their background shall have a nonglare finish. Characters and symbols shall contrast with their background, either light on a dark background or dark on a light background.

1117B.5.3 Proportions.
Characters on signs shall be selected from fonts that have a width-to-height ratio of between 3:5 (60 percent) and 1:1 (100 percent) measured by the width of the uppercase letter "O" and height of the uppercase letter "I", and a stroke width-to-height ratio of between 1:5 (20 percent) and 1:10 (10 percent) measured by the width and height of the uppercase letter "I".

1117B.5.4 Character height.
Characters on signs required to be accessible by Section 1117B.5.1, Items 2 and 3 shall be sized according to the following table. The minimum height is measured using an uppercase letter "I". Lowercase characters are permitted. Viewing distance shall be measured as the horizontal distance between the character and an obstruction preventing further approach towards the sign.

VISUAL CHARACTER HEIGHT


HEIGHT TO FINISH FLOOR OR GROUND FROM BASELINE OF CHARACTER
HORIZONTAL
VIEWING
DISTANCE
MINIMUM
CHARACTER
HEIGHT
40 inches (1015 mm) to less than or equal to 70 inches (1780 mm) Less than 72 inches (1830 mm)
5/8 inch (16 mm)
72 inches (1830 mm) and greater 5/8 inch (16 mm),
plus 1/
8
inch (3.2 mm) per
foot (305 mm) of viewing
distance above 72 inches
(1830 mm)
Greater than 70 inches (1780 mm) to less than or equal to 120 inches (3050 mm) Less than 180 inches (4570 mm)
2 inches (51 mm)
180 inches (4570 mm) and greater
2 inches (51 mm),
plus 1/
8
inch (3.2 mm) per
foot (305 mm) of viewing
distance above 180 inches
(4570 mm)
Greater than 120 inches (3050 mm) Less than 21 feet (6400 mm)
3 inches (75 mm)
21 feet (6400 mm)
 and greater
3 inches (75 mm),
plus 1/
8
inch (3.2 mm) per
foot (305 mm) of viewing
distance above 21 feet
(6400 mm)


1117B.5.5 Raised characters and pictorial symbol signs.


When raised characters are required or when pictorial symbols (pictograms) are used on such signs, they shall conform to the following requirements:


1.
Character type. Characters on signs shall be raised 1/
32 inch (0.794 mm) minimum and shall be sans serif uppercase characters accompanied by contracted (Grade 2) Braille complying with Section 1117B.5.6.

2.
Character size. Raised characters shall be a minimum of 5/
8 inch (15.9 mm) and a maximum of 2 inches (51 mm) high.

3.
Pictorial symbol signs (pictograms). Pictorial symbol signs (pictograms) shall be accompanied by the verbal description placed directly below the pictogram. The outside dimension of the pictogram field shall be a minimum of 6 inches (152 mm) in height.

4.
Character placement. Characters and Braille shall be in a horizontal format. Braille shall be placed a minimum of 3/
8 inch (9.5 mm) and a maximum of 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) directly below the tactile characters; flush left or centered. When tactile text is multilined, all Braille shall be placed together below all lines of tactile text.

1117B.5.6 Braille.
Contracted (Grade 2) Braille shall be used wherever Braille is required in other portions of these standards. Dots shall be 1/10 inch (2.54 mm) on center in each cell with 2/
10-inch (5.08 mm) space between cells, measured from the second column of dots in the first cell to the first column of dots in the second cell. Dots shall be raised a minimum of 1/40 inch (0.635 mm) above the background. Braille dots shall be domed or rounded.

1117B.5.7 Mounting location and height.
Where permanent identification signs are provided for rooms and spaces, signs shall be installed on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door. Where there is no wall space on the latch side, including at double leaf doors, signs shall be placed on the nearest adjacent wall, preferably on the right.

Where permanent identification signage is provided for rooms and spaces they shall be located on the approach side of the door as one enters the room or space. Signs that identify exits shall be located on the approach side of the door as one exits the room or space.


Mounting height shall be 60 inches (1524 mm) above the finish floor to the center line of the sign. Mounting location shall be determined so that a person may approach within 3 inches (76 mm) of signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door.


See also Section 1115B.6 for additional signage requirements applicable to sanitary facilities.


1117B.5.8 Symbols of accessibility.


1117B.5.8.1 International Symbol of Accessibility.
The International Symbol of Accessibility shall be the standard used to identify facilities that are accessible to and usable by physically disabled persons as set forth in these building standards and as specifically required in this section. See Figure 11B-6.

Exception:
Signs need not be provided for facilities within an adaptable dwelling unit, or within an accessible patient or guest room.

1117B.5.8.1.1 Color of symbol.
The symbol specified above shall consist of a white figure on a blue background. The blue shall be equal to Color No. 15090 in Federal Standard 595B.

Exception:
The appropriate enforcement agency may approve other colors to complement decor or unique design. The symbol contrast shall be light on dark or dark on light.

1117B.5.8.1.2 Entrance signs.
Entrances to buildings and facilities that are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities shall be identified with a minimum of one International Symbol of Accessibility and with additional directional signs, utilizing the symbol, at junctions where the accessible route of travel diverges from the regular circulation path, to be visible to persons along approaching circulation paths. In existing buildings and facilities, entrances which are not accessible shall have directional signage complying with Section 1117B.5.1, Items 2 and 3, which indicates the location of and route to the nearest accessible entrance.

Exceptions:


1. An International Symbol of Accessibility is not required at entrances to individual rooms, suites, offices, sales or rental establishments, or other such spaces when all entrances to the building or facility are accessible and persons entering the building or facility have passed through one or more entrances with signage complying with this section.


2. An International Symbol of Accessibility is not required at entrances to machinery spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment; for example, elevator pits or elevator penthouses; mechanical, electrical or communications equipment rooms; piping or equipment catwalks; electric substations and transformer vaults; and highway and tunnel utility facilities.


1117B.5.8.1.3 Information posted.
Buildings that provide specific sanitary facilities and/or elevators for public use that conform to these building standards shall have this information posted in the building lobby, preferably as part of the building directory. The information shall be accompanied by the International Symbol of Accessibility. Inaccessible sanitary facilities shall have directional signage complying with Section 1117B.5.1, Items 2 and 3, to indicate the location of the nearest accessible sanitary facility.

1117B.5.8.2 International TTY symbol.
where the international TTY symbol is required, it shall comply with Figure 11B-14A.

1117B.5.8.3 Volume control telephones.
Where telephones with volume controls are required to be identified, the identification symbol shall be a telephone handset with radiating sound waves, such as shown in Figure 11B-14B.

1117B.5.8.4 Assistive listening systems.
Where assistive listening systems are required to be identified by the International Symbol of Access for Hearing Loss, it shall comply with Figure 11B-14C.

1117B.5.9 Traffic-control devices.
Pole-supported pedestrian traffic-control buttons shall be identified with color coding consisting of a textured horizontal yellow band 2 inches (51 mm) in width encircling the pole, and a 1-inch-wide (25 mm) dark border band above and below this yellow band. Color coding should be placed immediately above the control button. Control buttons shall be located no higher than 48 inches (1219 mm) above the surface adjacent to the pole.

1117B.5.10 Signs for text telephones.
Whenever signs shall refer to text telephones for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, the term "TTY" shall be used; the term "TDD" shall not be used.

1117B.5.11 Cleaner air symbol.
Strictly for publicly funded facilities or any facilities leased or rented by state of California, not concessionaires. This symbol shall be the standard used to identify a room, facility and paths of travel that are accessible to and usable by people who are adversely impacted by airborne chemicals or particulate(s) and/or the use of electrical fixtures and/or devices. When used, the symbol shall comply with Figure 11B-40.

1117B.5.11.1 Color and size of symbol.
The symbol shall be used when the following minimum conditions are met. The symbol, which shall include the text "Cleaner Air" as shown, shall be displayed either as a negative or positive image within a square that is a minimum of 6 inches (152 mm) on each side. The symbol may be shown in black and white or in color. When color is used, it shall be Federal Blue (Color No. 15090 Federal Standard 595B) on white, or white on Federal Blue. There shall be at least a 70-percent color contrast between the background of the sign from the surface that it is mounted on.

Strictly for publicly funded public facilities or any facilities leased or rented by State of California; not concessionaires.


1117B.5.11.2 Conditions of use.
Use of the cleaner air symbol is voluntary. The cleaner air symbol shall be permitted for use to identify a path of travel, and a room or a facility when the following is met.

1. Floor or wall coverings, floor or wall covering adhesives, carpets, formaldehyde-emitting particleboard cabinetry, cupboards or doors have not been installed or replaced in the previous 12 months.


2. Incandescent lighting provided in lieu of fluorescent or halogen lighting, and electrical systems and equipment shall be operable by or on behalf of the occupant or user of the room, facility or path of travel.


3. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and their controls shall be operable by or on behalf of the occupant or user.


4. To maintain "cleaner air" designation only nonirritating, nontoxic products will be used in cleaning, maintenance, disinfection, pest management or for any minimal touch-ups that are essential for occupancy of the area. Deodorizers or Fragrance Emission Devices and Systems (FEDS) shall not be used in the designated area. Pest control practices for cleaner air areas shall include the use of bait stations using boric acid, sticky traps and silicon caulk for sealing cracks and crevices. Areas shall be routinely monitored for pest problems. Additional nontoxic treatment methods, such as temperature extremes for termites, may be employed in the event of more urgent problems. These pest control practices shall not be used 48 hours prior to placement of the sign, and the facility shall be ventilated with outside air for a minimum of 24 hours following use or application.


5. Signage shall be posted requesting occupants or users not to smoke or wear perfumes, colognes or scented personal care products. Fragranced products shall not be used in the designated cleaner-air room, facility or path of travel.


6. A log shall be maintained on site, accessible to the public either in person or by telephone, e-mail, fax or other accessible means as requested. One or more individuals shall be designated to maintain the log. The log shall record any product or practice used in the cleaner air designated room, facility or path of travel, as well as scheduled activities, that may impact the cleaner air designation. The log shall also include the product label as well as the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).


1117B.5.11.3 Removal of symbol.
If the path of travel, room and/or facility identified by the cleaner air symbol should temporarily or permanently cease to meet the minimum conditions as set forth above, the cleaner air symbol shall be removed and shall not be replaced until the minimum conditions are again met.

1117B.6 Controls and operating mechanisms.


1.
General. Controls and operating mechanisms in accessible spaces, along accessible routes or as parts of accessible elements (for example, light switches and dispenser controls) and those required to be accessible by Section 1.9.1 shall comply with the requirements of this section.

2.
Clear floor space. Clear floor space complying with Section 1118B.4 that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair shall be provided at controls, dispensers, receptacles and other operable equipment.

3.
Height. The highest operable part of all controls, dispensers, receptacles and other operable equipment shall be placed within at least one of the reach ranges specified in Sections 1118B.5 and 1118B.6.

Exception:
These requirements do not apply where the use of special equipment dictates otherwise or where electrical and communication systems receptacles are not normally intended for use by building occupants.

4.
Operation. Controls and operating mechanisms shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate controls shall be no greater than 5 pounds (22.2 N) of force.

5.
Installation heights of electrical switches and receptacle outlets.

5.1.
Electrical switches. Controls and switches intended to be used by the occupant of the room or area to control lighting and receptacle outlets, appliances or cooling, heating and ventilating equipment, shall be located no more than 48 inches (1219 mm) measured from the top of the outlet box nor less than 15 inches (381 mm) measured from the bottom of the outlet box to the level of the finish floor or working platform.

5.2.
Electrical receptacle outlets. Electrical receptacle outlets on branch circuits of 30 amperes or less and communication system receptacles shall be located no more than 48 inches (1219 mm) measured from the top of the receptacle outlet box or receptacle housing nor less than 15 inches (381 mm) measured from the bottom of the receptacle outlet box or receptacle housing to the level of the finish floor or working platform.

Exceptions:


1. Receptacle outlets installed as part of permanently installed baseboard heaters are exempt.


2. Required receptacle outlets shall be permitted in floors when adjacent to sliding panels or walls.


3. Baseboard electrical outlets used in relocatable partitions, window walls or other electrical convenience floor outlets are not subject to the minimum height requirements.


4. This section shall not apply to existing buildings when the enforcing agency determines that compliance with these standards would create an unreasonable hardship.


1117B.7 Automated teller machines and point of sale machines.


1117B.7.1 General.
Where ATMs, self-service fare vending, collection, or adjustment machines and point-of-sale devices are provided for the public they shall comply with Section 1117B.7.

Exceptions:


1. Where the enforcing agency determines that compliance with this regulation would create an unreasonable hardship, an exception may be granted when equivalent facilitation is provided through the use of other methods or materials.
2. In existing buildings, these regulations shall not apply when legal or physical constraints would not allow compliance with these regulations or equivalent facilitation without creating an unreasonable hardship.
3. Card-reading devices located on fuel pump islands at gasoline service stations and motor vehicle fuel facilities shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 11C.

1117B.7.1.1
Where ATMs or fare machines are provided, they shall be provided in accordance with Section 1117B.7.1.1 for each type provided.

1117B.7.1.1.1 One ATM.
Where one ATM or fare machine is provided at a location, it shall comply with Sections 1117B.7.2 through 1117B.7.8.

1117B.7.1.1.2 Two ATMs.
Where two ATMs or fare machines are provided at a location, one shall comply with Sections 1117B.7.2 through 1117B.7.8 and one shall comply with Sections 1117B.6 Items 2 and 4, 1117B.7.2, 1117B.7.4, 1117B.7.5, 1117B.7.6, 1117B.7.7.2 and 1117B.7.8.

1117B.7.1.1.3 Three or more ATMs.
Where three or more ATMs or fare machines are provided at a location, at least 50 percent shall comply with Sections 1117B.7.2 through 1117B.7.8 and the rest shall comply with Sections 1117B.6 Items 2 and 4, 1117B.7.2, 1117B.7.4, 1117B.7.5, 1117B.7.6, 1117B.7.7.2 and 1117B.7.8.

1117B.7.1.2
Where bins are provided for envelopes, waste paper, or other purposes, at least one of each type shall comply with Sections 1118B.4 and either 1118B.5 or 1118B.6.

1117B.7.1.3
Where point-of-sale devices are provided, all devices at each location shall comply with Sections 1117B.6 Item 4, 1117B.7.3.1, 1117B.7.7.2 and 1117B.7.9. Where a point-of-sale system is changed or modified to include a video touch screen or any other non-tactile keypad, all changed or modified point-of-sale devices at each location shall comply with Sections 1117B.6 Item 4, 1117B.7.3.1, 1117B.7.7.2 and 1117B.7.9. Where point-of-sale devices are provided at accessible check stands, sales or service counters, they shall also comply with Sections 1117B.7.2, 1117B.7.3 and 1117B.7.4.

1117B.7.2 Clear floor or ground space.
A clear floor or ground space complying with Section 1118B.4 shall be provided.

Exception:
Clear floor or ground space shall not be required at drive-up only ATMs, fare machines and point-of-sale devices.

1117B.7.3 Operable parts.
Operable parts shall comply with Section 1117B.6.

Exception:
Drive-up only ATMs, fare machines and point-of-sale devices shall not be required to comply with Section 1117B.6 Items 2 and 3.

1117B.7.3.1
Unless a clear or correct key is provided, each operable part shall be able to be differentiated by sound or touch, without activation.

1117B.7.4 Privacy.
Machines and devices shall provide the opportunity for the same degree of privacy of input and output available to all individuals.

1117B.7.5 Speech output.
Machines shall be speech enabled. Operating instructions and orientation, visible transaction prompts, user input verification, error messages, and all displayed information for full use shall be accessible to and independently usable by individuals with vision impairments. Speech shall be delivered through a mechanism that is readily available to all users, including but not limited to, an industry standard connector or a telephone handset. Speech shall be recorded or digitized human, or synthesized.

Exceptions:


1. Audible tones shall be permitted instead of speech for visible output that is not displayed for security purposes, including but not limited to, asterisks representing personal identification numbers.


2. Advertisements and other similar information shall not be required to be audible unless they convey information that can be used in the transaction being conducted.


3. Where speech synthesis cannot be supported, dynamic alphabetic output shall not be required to be audible.


1117B.7.5.1 User control.
Speech shall be capable of being repeated or interrupted. Volume control shall be provided for the speech function.

Exception:
Speech output for any single function shall be permitted to be automatically interrupted when a transaction is selected.

1117B.7.5.2 Receipts.
Where receipts are provided, speech output devices shall provide audible balance inquiry information, error messages, and all other information on the printed receipt necessary to complete or verify the transaction.

Exceptions:


1. Machine location, date and time of transaction, customer account number, and the machine identifier shall not be required to be audible.


2. Information on printed receipts that duplicates information available on-screen shall not be required to be presented in the form of an audible receipt.


3. Printed copies of bank statements and checks shall not be required to be audible.


1117B.7.6 Input.
Input devices shall comply with Section 1117B.7.6.

1117B.7.6.1 Input controls.
At least one tactilely discernible input control shall be provided for each function. Where provided, key surfaces not on active areas of display screens shall be raised above surrounding surfaces. Where membrane keys are the only method of input, each shall be tactilely discernable from surrounding surfaces and adjacent keys.

1117B.7.6.2 Numeric keys.
Numeric keys shall be arranged in a 12-key ascending or descending telephone keypad layout. The number five key shall be tactilely distinct from the other keys. See Figure 11B-41.

1117B.7.6.3 Function keys.
Function keys shall comply with Section 1117B.7.6.3.

1117B.7.6.3.1 Contrast.
Function keys shall contrast visually from background surfaces. Characters and symbols on key surfaces shall contrast visually from key surfaces. Visual contrast shall be either light-on-dark or dark-on-light.

Exception:
Tactile symbols required by Section 1117B.7.6.3.2 shall not be required to comply with Section 1117B.7.6.3.1.

1117B.7.6.3.2 Tactile symbols.
Function key surfaces shall have tactile symbols as follows: Enter or Proceed key: raised circle; Clear or Correct key: raised left arrow; Cancel key: raised letter ex; Add Value key: raised plus sign; Decrease Value key: raised minus sign.

1117B.7.7 Display Screen.
The display screen shall comply with Section 1117B.7.7.

Exception:
Drive-up only automatic teller machines and fare machines shall not be required to comply with Section 1117B.7.7.1.

1117B.7.7.1 Visibility.
The display screen shall be visible from a point located 40 inches (1016 mm) above the center of the clear floor space in front of the machine.

1117B.7.7.1.1 Vertically mounted display screen.
Where display screens are mounted vertically or no more than 30 degrees tipped away from the viewer, the center line of the display screen and other display devices shall be no more than 52 inches (1321 mm) above the floor or ground surface.

1117B.7.7.1.2 Angle-mounted display screen.
Where display screens are mounted between 30 degrees and 60 degrees tipped away from the viewer, the center line of the display screen and other display devices shall be no more than 44 inches (1118 mm) above the floor or ground surface.

1117B.7.7.1.3 Horizontally mounted display screen.
Where display screens are mounted no less than 60 degrees and no more than 90 degrees (horizontal) tipped away from the viewer, the center line of the display screen and other display devices shall be no more than 34 inches (864 mm) above the floor or ground surface.

1117B.7.7.2 Characters.
Characters displayed on the screen shall be in a sans serif font. Characters shall be 3/16 inch (4.8 mm) high minimum based on the uppercase letter "I". Characters shall contrast with their background with either light characters on a dark background or dark characters on a light background.

1117B.7.8 Braille instructions.
Braille instructions for initiating the speech mode shall be provided. Braille shall comply with Section 1117B.5.6.

1117B.7.9 Point-of-sale devices.
Point-of-sale systems that include a video touch screen or any other non-tactile keypad shall be equipped with either of the following:

1117B.7.9.1
A tactilely discernible numerical keypad similar to a telephone keypad containing a raised dot with a dot base diameter between 1.5 mm and 1.6 mm and a height between 0.6 mm and 0.9 mm on the number 5 key that enables a visually impaired person to enter his or her own personal identification number or any other personal information necessary to process the transaction in a manner that provides the opportunity for the same degree of privacy input and output available to all individuals.

1117B.7.9.2
Other technology, such as a radio frequency identification device, fingerprint biometrics, or some other mechanism that enables a visually impaired person to access the video touch screen device with his or her personal identifier and to process his or her transaction in a manner that provides the opportunity for the same degree of privacy input and output available to all individuals. Where a video screen overlay is provided it shall be equipped with a tactilely discernible numerical keypad complying with Section 1117B.7.9.1.

1117B.8 Fitting and dressing rooms.
Where fitting or dressing rooms are provided for male or female customers, patients, employees or the general public, 5 percent, but never less than one, of dressings rooms for each type of use in each cluster of dressing rooms shall be accessible and located on an accessible route complying with Section 1114B.1.2. Examples of types of dressing rooms are those serving different genders or distinct and different functions as in different treatment or examination facilities. Where only unisex dressing rooms are provided, accessible unisex dressing rooms may be used to fulfill this requirement.

Entry doors shall conform to the requirements of Section 1133B.2 and aisles leading to such doors shall conform to Sections 1133B.6.1 and 1133B.6.2.


The bottom of mirrors provided for use by persons with disabilities shall not be greater than 20 inches (508 mm) from the floor. Mirrors to be used by persons with disabilities shall be full length, measuring at least 18 inches (457 mm) wide by 54 inches (1372 mm) high, and shall be mounted in a position affording a view to a person on the bench as well as to a person in a standing position.


Clothing hooks shall be located not greater than 48 inches (1219 mm) from the floor.


Every accessible dressing room shall have a 24-inch by 48-inch (610 mm by 1219 mm) bench fixed to the wall along the longer dimension. The bench shall be mounted 17 to 19 inches (432 to 483 mm) above the finish floor. Clear floor space shall be provided alongside the bench to allow a person using a wheelchair to make a parallel transfer onto the bench. The structural strength of the bench and attachments shall comply with Section 1115B.7.2. Where installed in conjunction with showers, swimming pools or other wet locations, water shall not accumulate upon the surface of the bench and the bench shall have a slip-resistant surface.


The minimum clear space within the room shall be 60 inches (1524 mm) in width and length. No door shall encroach into the required space.


1117B.9 Accessible sinks.
Sinks required to be accessible shall comply with this subsection.

1. A clear floor space at least 30 inches by 48 inches (762 mm by 1219 mm) complying with Section 1118B.4 shall be provided in front of a sink to allow forward approach. The clear floor space shall be on an accessible route and shall extend a maximum of 19 inches (485 mm) underneath the sink (see Figure 11B-1D).


2. Each accessible sink shall be a maximum of 61/2 inches (165 mm) deep. Sinks shall be mounted with the counter or rim no higher than 34 inches (865 mm) above the finish floor. Knee clearance that is at least 27 inches (685 mm) high, 30 inches (762 mm) wide and 19 inches (485 mm) deep shall be provided underneath sinks. Hot water and drain pipes exposed under sinks shall be insulated or otherwise configured so as to protect against contact. There shall be no sharp or abrasive surfaces under sinks.


3. Faucet controls and operating mechanisms shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate controls shall be not greater than 5 lbf (22.2 N). Lever-operated, push-type and electronically controlled mechanisms are examples of acceptable designs. Self-closing valves are allowed if the faucet remains open for at least 10 seconds.