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10 Common ADA Discrepancies

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The following is a list of 10 common Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) discrepancies found during ADA Title II and Title III compliance inspections when compared to the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. It is not a complete list, it is a list of those items most commonly found during inspections. For additional information regarding these discrepancies please see the link at https://inspectionsada.com/ada-discrepancies/.

1. Vehicle parking spaces at public locations are often missing van accessible parking spaces or the signs required to identify these spaces and the slope of the parking spaces and aisles are commonly greater than that allowed by the Standards.

2. Exterior routes (walking path or ramp) have a slope(s) of the exterior route or abrupt vertical change that is frequently excessive.

3. Exterior route curb ramps, where a sloped ramp is installed across a curb, are commonly too steep or the spaces at the top and/or bottom of the curb ramp (landings) are too small for maneuvering.

4. Public exterior and interior pedestrian door issues include missing or inadequate signage, excessive closing speed, and excessive force required to open interior doors.

5. The employee work area interior door installation is commonly too narrow in width, the wrong glass installation is commonly observed that is too far above the floor, the door opening force is too great, and the door auto closing speed is too fast.

6. Toilet room sink issues commonly found include faucet handles that require grasping and twisting, the sink height is commonly too high or low above the floor, and the water pipes below the sink are commonly exposed to contact.

7. The toilet installation issues include the toilet flush handle commonly on the wrong side of the toilet, the toilet seat is commonly too loose, and the toilet is commonly too loosely installed on the floor.

8. Maneuvering space in the toilet room is commonly too small.

9. The toilet room coat hook is commonly installed too high above the floor.

10.The toilet room stall door does not close automatically.

For additional information regarding these discrepancies please see the link at https://inspectionsada.com/ada-discrepancies/. If you have any questions please contact Richard Acree at 615-752-0060 or inspections4ada@gmail.com . Thank you