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Checklists for Determining Accessibility to County Extension Offices in Iowa

Office/Location ____________________________________
 
Contact______________________________________
 
Date___________________________________________
 
PARKING LOTS
Minimum of 2 handicapped spaces or 2% of the total number of spaces, whichever is greater
 No. of spaces _______
 
96" wide with a 54" wide access aisle
Minimum slope 1:50
 Yes ____ No ____
 
Spaces display the "International Symbol of Accessibility," mounted on pole or wall 5' above grade
  Yes ____ No ____
 
Curb Ramps minimum width 36"
Slope 1:12*
  Yes ____ No ____
 
WALKS
At least one - 48" wide
Slope not to exceed 1 in 20 or 5% gradient
  Yes ____ No ____
 
RAMPS *
Any part of walkway with a slope exceeding l:20. Maximum slope of ramp no greater than 1:12.
Width minimum 36"
  Yes ____ No ____
 
Landings -- Minimum width/as wide as widest ramp leading to it.

  Yes ____ No ____
 
Length minimum 60"

  Yes ____ No ____
 
ENTRANCES
At least one primary entrance will be accessible and connected by an accessible walk to parking, public streets or elevator
  Yes ____ No ____
 
DOORS
32" minimum clear width with door opened 90 degrees and measured from the face of the door to the face of the door stop
  Yes ____ No ____
 
Doors in series - minimum space shall be 48" plus width of any door swinging into the space
  Yes ____ No ____
 
Thresholds - maximum 1/2"

  Yes ____ No ____
 
Sliding doors - maximum 3/4"

  Yes ____ No ____
 
Door Hardware - shall have a shape that is easy to grasp and operate with one hand and does not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate
  Yes ____ No ____
 
STAIRS
Open riser stairs are not permitted. Uniform riser heights and tread widths
  Yes ____ No ____
 
Handrails - shall be provided at both sides of stairs and shall extend 12" __ on one side beyond the top and bottom riser. Diameter of gripping surface shall be 1-1/4" to 1-1/2" and adjacent to the wall 1-1|2".
  Have ____ Need ____
 
RESTROOMS
Outer doors minimum 36" plus needed clearance as described for doors in series under doors
  Yes ____ No ____
 
Interior -unobstructed floor space of 5 feet in diameter measured 12" above the floor

  Yes ____ No ____
 
Toilet Stall - minimum 42" from the latch side of the door and any obstruction.
  Yes ____ No ____
 
Urinals - At least one shall have an elongated lip with the basin opening 15"-17" above the floor
  Yes ____ No ____
 
Lavatory - At least one shall be mounted with a clearance at the bottom of 29" from the finished floor and height from floor to top not to exceed 34". An unobstructed floor space of 30"x40" will be provided in front of the lavatory
  Yes ____ No ____
 
One set of accessories is mounted no higher than 48" above the floor

  Yes ____ No ____
 
Mirror viewing surface no higher than 40" above the finished floor (if provided).

  Yes ____ No ____
 
WATER FOUNTAINS
Height - between 30" and 36" above the finished floor.

  Yes ____ No ____
 
Controls shall be hand or foot operated

  Yes ____ No ____
 
Clearance approach space at least 30" deep by 48" wide.

  Yes ____ No ____
 
ELEVATORS
Controls accessible by forward reach mounted no higher than 48" above the floor. Side reach mounted no higher than 54" above the floor
  Yes ____ No ____
 
SIGNAGE
If identified as accessible the "international" symbol shall be used.
 
 


  Yes ____ No ____
 
Doors leading to hazardous areas will be marked by knurling, roughening or an abrasive coating to the surface of the door hardware
  Yes ____ No ____
 
HAZARDS
Paths of travel
Overhead Clearance - minimum vertical 80".
  Yes ____ No ____
 
Clear width 36" - side protrusions restricted to 4" unless the protrusion's leading edge is at or below 27" above the finished floor.
  Yes ____ No ____
 
* Exceptions allowed • See GSA Accessibility Standards