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SECTION 1105 - FACILITY ACCESSIBILITY

1105.1 General. When buildings or portions of buildings are required to be accessible, building facilities shall be accessible as provided in this section.

Building facilities or elements required by this section to be accessible shall be designed and constructed in accordance with CABO/ANSI A117.1.

1105.2 Bathing and Toilet Facilities.

1105.2.1 Bathing facilities. When bathing facilities are provided, at least one of each type of fixture or element shall be accessible.

EXCEPTION: A bathing facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use may be adaptable.

1105.2.2 Toilet facilities. Toilet facilities located within accessible dwelling units, guest rooms and congregate residences shall comply with CABO/ANSI A117.1.

In other occupancies, each toilet room shall be accessible. At least one of each type of fixture or element in each accessible toilet room shall be accessible. When toilet stalls are provided in a toilet room, at least one toilet stall shall be wheelchair accessible. When six or more toilet stalls are provided in a toilet room, at least one ambulatory accessible toilet stall shall be provided in addition to the wheelchair accessible toilet stall.

EXCEPTION: A toilet facility for a single occupant and not for common or public use may be adaptable.

1105.2.3 Lavatories, mirrors and towel fixtures. At least one accessible lavatory shall be provided within toilet facilities. When mirrors, towel fixtures and other toilet and bathroom accessories are provided, at least one of each shall be accessible.

1105.3 Elevators, Stairway and Platform Lifts. Elevators on an accessible route shall be accessible.

EXCEPTION: Private elevators serving only one dwelling unit.

Elevators required to be accessible shall be designed and constructed to comply with CABO/ANSI A117.1.

Stairways in buildings, or portions or buildings, required to be accessible shall be designed and constructed to comply with CABO/ANSI A117.1.

Platform lifts may be used in lieu of an elevator under one of the following conditions subject to approval by the building official:

1. To provide an accessible route of travel to a performing area in a Group A Occupancy.

2. To provide unobstructed sight lines and distribution for wheelchair viewing positions in Group A Occupancies.

3. To provide access to spaces with an occupant load of less than five.

4. To provide access where existing site constraints or other constraints make use of a ramp or elevator infeasible.

All platform lifts used in lieu of an elevator shall be capable of independent operation.

1105.4 Other Building Facilities.

1105.4.1 Drinking fountains. On any floor where drinking fountains are provided, at least 50 percent, but not less than one fountain, shall be accessible.

1105.4.2 Fixed or built-in seating or tables. When fixed or built-in seating or tables are provided at least 5 percent, but not less than one, shall be accessible. In dining and drinking establishments, such seating or tables shall be distributed throughout the facility.

1105.4.3 Storage. When storage facilities such as cabinets, shelves, closets, lockers and drawers are provided in required accessible or adaptable spaces, at least one of each type provided shall contain storage space complying with CABO/ANSI A117.1.

1105.4.4 Customer service facilities.

1105.4.4.1 Dressing and fitting rooms. When dressing or fitting rooms are provided, at least5 percent, but not less than one, in each group of rooms serving distinct and different functions shall be accessible.

1105.4.4.2 Counters and windows. Where customer sales and service counters or windows are provided, a portion of the counter or at least one window shall be accessible.

1105.4.4.3 Checkout aisles. Accessible checkout aisles shall be installed in accordance with Table 11-C. Traffic control devices, security devices and turnstiles located in accessible checkout aisles or lanes shall be accessible.

1105.4.5 Controls, operating mechanisms and hardware. Controls, operating mechanisms and hardware intended for operation by the occupant, including switches that control lighting and ventilation and electrical convenience outlets, in accessible spaces, along accessible routes or as parts of accessible elements shall be accessible.

1105.4.6 Alarms. Alarm systems, when provided, shall include both audible and visible alarms. The alarm devices shall be located in hotel guest rooms as required by Section 1103.1.2.9.3; accessible public- and common-use areas, including toilet rooms and bathing facilities; hallways; and lobbies.

1105.4.7 Rail transit platforms. Rail transit platform edges bordering a drop-off and not protected by platform screens or guardrails shall be provided with detectable warnings in accordance with CABO/ANSI A117.1.

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