ADA BUILDING ACCESS SURVEY

 

Part I.  Background Information:

Building/Program:___________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________________

Person(s) completing the survey _____________________________________________

Address & Phone/e-mail ______________________________________________

Date Completed ___________________________________

Type of Program or Function (check at least one):  Government ____  Business ____   Restaurant ____  Medical ____ Hotel/Motel ____  Library ____ Educational ____ Others ____ 

Some questions may not apply.  Please designate N/A in that instance.  Attach additional sheets as needed for any explanations.

 

Part II.  Parking:

a.  How many persons with disabilities parking spaces are available? ____   Is at least one parking space designated as “van” accessible? ____  Is it on-street parking? ____ Or in a parking lot? ____ If these are in a parking lot, how many total parking spaces are available? ____ Are each accessible parking spaces identified with an upright sign? ____ Where is the designated parking in relationship to the primary entrance? _______________________________________________

 

b.  Are access aisles adjacent to the persons with disabilities parking spaces? ____ How wide are the parking spaces? __________ How wide are the “van” access aisles? ______  How wide are other access aisles?_____

 

c.  Do persons with disabilities parking spaces allow people to get in or out on a level surface? ____

 

d.  Does the individual using the persons with disabilities parking space have to navigate behind parked cars to gain entrance to the building? ______

 

Part III.  Sidewalks:

a.  How wide are the public sidewalks? _______ Are they level? _______ If not, do they slope away from the building, toward the building, or along the length of the walk? ________________________________

 

b.  Is there at least one sidewalk with no steps leading to the primary entrance? ____ Does the sidewalk connect to the persons with disabilities parking area? ____ Is there a curb cut at the end of the sidewalk? ____ If so, how high is the curb? _____ and how long is the curb cut or sloped portion of the sidewalk? _____ Is the curb cut surface a different texture than the sidewalk or have detectable warning inserts? _____

 

c.  Are walks of a continuing common surface and not interrupted by steps or abrupt changes in

level? _____

 

 

 

 

 

d.  Do walks have a level platform at the door which is at least 5 feet by 5 feet? __________ If not, what is the size of the level platform? ________________ Does the door swing in or out? ______________

 

 

Part III.  Entrances/Exits:

a.  Is at least one primary entrance to the building on ground level or with a ramped approach? _______ How many floors/levels does this building have? ___________ If more than one, is the entrance on the same level as access to the elevator? __________

 

b.  If more than one floor, can access be gained to all meeting rooms, offices, and common areas from the elevator? __________ At what height are the elevator controls? (top and bottom) _____________ Are the buttons labeled with raised or indented letters? __________ What are the inside dimensions of the elevator? _____________________

 

c.  If a ramp is used, what is the height of the rise it serves? __________ What is the length of the ramp? ________ Are there handrails on both sides of the ramp? _________ Is this ramp of permanent construction? __________

 

d.  Is the primary entrance unlocked at all times? __________

 

e.  What is the width of the primary entrance door? _______________ If double doors, what is the width of each door? __________ Are there doors in a series at the entrance? ___________ If so, how far apart are the doors? _____ Which way do the doors swing? ______ Is the handle of a lever or loop type? __________   Do all inaccessible entrances have signs indicating the location of the nearest accessible entrance? _____

 

f.  Is the height of the threshold ½” or less? __________

 

g.  Does the primary entrance contain a revolving door or turnstile? ______ If so, is there a usable door at the same location? ______    Is there an accessible route provided through fixed security barriers at required accessible entrance(s)?  _________

 

h.  Is there a primary entrance with an automatic door opener? ______  If not, what pressure pull is required to open the primary entrance door? __________ (NOTE:  an easy tool to measure this is a fishing scale)

 

i.   If two-way communication is required to gain admittance to the facility or restricted area(s) within the facility, does the system provide both visual and audible signals?  _____                   

 

j.   Is the symbol of accessibility used to designate barrier free entrance? ______

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part IV.  Interior Circulation:

a.  Do all doors have a clear opening of at least 32” when open? __________ Do all doors operate with a single effort? __________ What pull/push weight is required to operate doors? ___________ Do the doors have lever or loop type handles? __________

 

b.  Is the floor on the inside and outside of each doorway level for a distance of 5 feet from the door in the direction the door swings? __________ Does the flat surface extend 15” to 18” on each side of the door? __________

 

c.  Does any interior doorway have a threshold over ½”? __________

 

d.  If interior ramps are used, what is the height of the rise? __________ What is the length of the

ramp? __________ Are there handrails installed on both sides of the ramp? __________ Does the ramp have a non-slip surface? ______ What is the height of the handrail? ______ Do the handrails extend 1 foot beyond each end of the ramp? ______

 

e.  What is the height of the public phones? ____________  Is there a working TTY in the building?  ____  If water fountains are provided, what is the height of the spout from the floor? _____________

 

f.  Are raised, recessed or Braille numbers/words provided on rooms? __________

 

g.  Are there fire extinguishers, plants, other obstacles protruding from the wall that do not reach the floor?  If so, how far do they protrude? __________

 

 

 

Part V.  Restrooms:

a.  Are there toilet rooms and/or stalls designed to be accessible? __________ Are there any steps or obstructions leading to the toilet rooms? ___________ What is the clear opening width of the entrance door? __________ Are there doors in a series? __________ If so, how far apart are they? __________ If a 90-degree turn is required in the entrance, what is the corridor width? __________ What pressure pull is required to open the door(s)? __________

 

b.  Is there at least one place in the toilet room that provides a full 5 foot diameter open floor space?_____ How wide is the area between the wall and the front of the stalls? __________ If stalls are provided, what are the dimensions of the largest compartment?  ___________________ Does the door on the compartment swing out? _____ What is the open width of the door? __________ Are grab bars provided? _____ If so, at what height are they mounted? __________ How many grab bars are in the compartment? ___________ Are they located on the side or behind the stool? __________ What is the diameter of the grab bar? __________ What is the width of the space between the wall and grab bar? ___________

 

 

 

 

c.  What is the height of the stool? _____ What is the height of the urinal? __________ Are there grab bars at the urinal? ________ What is the height of the towel or towel dispense? ________ What is the height of the soap dispenser? ________ What is the measurement from the bottom edge of the reflecting surface of the mirror to the floor? ________ What is the measurement from the lower edge of the lavatory to the floor? ________ Are dispensers located at the side of or above the lavatory? ________

 

d.  Do appropriate signs identify accessible toilet facilities? __________ Are the handles of the faucets single handle or “blade” type? __________ Are the drain and hot water pipes wrapped? __________

 

 

Part VI.  Other:

a.  Are switches and controls for light, heat, ventilation, window draperies, fire alarms and all similar controls of frequent or essential use within 54” of the floor? ___________ and higher than 18” from the floor? ___________

 

b.  Are audible warning signals accompanied by simultaneous visual signals? __________

 

c.  Are there low-hanging door closures that remain within the opening of a doorway or that protrude into regular corridors or traffic ways? __________ If so, at what height? __________

 

d.  Are there low hanging signs, ceiling lights, fans, fixtures, or similar objects that protrude into regular corridors or traffic ways? __________ If so, at what height? ___________