All white papers produced by Meeting the Challenge contain our professional opinions concerning best practices in applying disability laws and standards. These materials are intended as technical assistance and do not constitute a legal finding.
Train Platform Edges – The 2010 ADA Standards as well as 2003 ANSI A117.1 require that train platforms have detectable warnings along the length of the platform at the platform edge. The term “at” is not specifically defined. MTC generated a white paper to address this issue.
Stairway Accessibility – Not all stairways are created equal when it comes to accessibility. This white paper presents the accessibility requirements for stairways under various circumstances.
Signage Requirements – The 2010 ADA Standards contain requirements for all built environment elements. This whitepaper brings together all the signage requirements.
Assembly Area Requirements – This white paper collects all the requirements for assembly areas from the ADA Standards as well as the IBC and ANSI A117.1.
Play Area Surfaces – Play area surfaces must be both accessible and safe. This presents a variety of challenges when selecting materials for use in constructing play areas.