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Accessibility Guidelines
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1  INTRODUCTION    HTML version    PDF version
1.1   Purpose
1.2   Scope
1.3   People with Disabilities
1.4   Mobility / Agility
1.5   Hearing Impairments
1.6   Visual Impairments
1.7   Other Disabilities
1.8   Base Documents

2  GENERAL REQUIREMENTS    HTML version    PDF version
2.1   Space Allowances
2.2   Controls and Operating Mechanisms
2.3   Ground and Floor Surfaces
2.4   Walls
2.5   Protruding Objects
2.6   Detectable Warning Surfaces
2.7   Anthropometrics
3  SIDEWALKS AND WALKWAYS    HTML version    PDF version
3.1   General
3.2   Orientation and Wayfinding
3.3   Definitions
3.4   Minimum Width of Sidewalks
3.5   Minimum Width of Walkways
3.6   Surfaces for Sidewalks and Walkways
3.7   Slope of Sidewalks
3.8   Slope of Walkways
3.9   Walkways Through Parking Lots and Access Roads
3.10 Edges Along Sidewalks and Walkways
3.11 Drainage Structures and Gratings
3.12 Protruding Objects
3.13 Curb Ramps
3.14 Drainage Structures
3.15 Raised Islands
3.16 Crosswalk Controls
3.17 Walkways and Sidewalks Adjacent to Construction Sites
3.18 Bus Stops
3.19 Winter Maintenance
4  PARKING    HTML version    PDF version
4.1   General
4.2   Snow Clearance
4.3   Car Parking Spaces
4.4   Van Parking Spaces
4.5   Signs
4.6   Passenger Loading Zones
4.7   Number of Parking Spaces
5  ILLUMINATION    HTML version    PDF version
5.1   General
5.2   Interior Illumination
5.3   Stairways and Ramps
5.4   Exterior Illumination
6  SIGNAGE    HTML version    PDF version
6.1   General
6.2   Characters
6.3   Tactile Characters or Symbols
6.4   Contrast
6.5   Illumination
6.6   Night Viewing
6.7   Street Signs
6.8   Orientation / Wayfinding
6.9   Access Signs
6.10 Electronic Sign
7  CIRCULATION    HTML version    PDF version
7.1   Accessible Routes, Paths or Corridors
7.2   Doors
7.3   Manoeuvring Space
7.4   Thresholds
7.5   Door Hardware
7.6   Door Opening Forces
7.7   Power-Assisted and Automatic Doors
7.8   Door Closers
8  RAMPS    HTML version    PDF version
8.1   General
8.2   Ramp Slopes
8.3   Cross Slope
8.4   Width
8.5   Landings
8.6   Detectable Warning Surfaces
8.7   Ramp Surfaces
8.8   Edge Protection
8.9   Ramp Handrails
8.10 Illumination
8.11 Exterior Ramps
9  STAIRS    HTML version    PDF version
9.1   General
9.2   Treads and Risers
9.3   Nosings
9.4   Detectable Warning Surfaces
9.5   Stair Handrails
9.6   Handrails
9.7   Guards
10  ELEVATORS AND LIFTS    HTML version    PDF version
10.1   General
10.2   Elevator Doors and Operation
10.3   Car Inside
10.4   Car Controls
10.5   Car Position and Call Indicators
10.6   In-Car Telephone
10.7   Floor Covering
10.8   Handrails
10.9   Illumination
10.10 Hall Call Buttons
10.11 Hall or In-Car Lanterns
10.12 Floor Designations
10.13 Other Considerations
10.14 Elevating Devices
11  WASHROOM FACILITIES    HTML version    PDF version
11.1   General
11.2   Washroom Identification
11.3   Toilet Stalls
11.4   Toilets
11.5   Urinals
11.6   Lavatories
11.7   Washroom Accessories
11.8   Individual Washrooms
11.9   Bathtubs
11.10 Shower Stalls
11.11 Water Temperature
11.12 Grab Bars
11.13 Drinking Fountains
11.14 Portable Toilets at Special Events
12  COMMUNICATIONS    HTML version    PDF version
12.1  Public Telephones
12.2  Telephones for Use by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
12.3  Directional Signs
12.4  Assistive Listening Systems
12.5  Public Address Systems
12.6  Intercoms
12.7  Emergency Call Systems
13  CLASSROOMS / LECTURE HALLS / THEATRES/ AMPHITHEATRES / LABS (Computer and Science) / MEETING ROOMS
    HTML version    PDF version
13.1   General
13.2   Accessible Routes, Paths or Corridors
13.3   Audio Amplification
13.4   Classrooms
13.5   Assembly Areas
13.6   Wheelchair Seating Areas
13.7   Service Animals
13.8   Work Stations (Desks, Tabletops, Computers)
13.9   Science Labs
14  BOOKSTORES / BANKS (ABM'S) / RETAIL OUTLETS
    HTML version    PDF version
14.1   General
14.2   Information Displays
14.3   Cash Registers
14.4   Banks (ABM's)
15  LIBRARIES    HTML version    PDF version
15.1   General
15.2   Information Displays and Bookstacks
15.3   Work Stations, Equipment & Terminals (Computer and Microfiche)
15.4   Circulation/Lending and Reference/Information Counters
15.5   Special Equipment
16  RESIDENCES    HTML version    PDF version
16.1   General
16.2   Dorm Rooms
16.3   Washrooms
16.4   Kitchenettes
16.5   Common Rooms/TV Rooms/Study Rooms-Libraries/Party/Games Rooms/Music Rooms
16.6   Laundry Rooms
16.7   Locker / Storage Rooms
17  CAFETERIAS / FOOD COURTS (RESTAURANTS) / PUBS / BARS
    HTML version    PDF version
17.1   General
17.2   Pedestrian Routes
17.3   Self-Service Areas
17.4   Cash Registers
17.5   Tables, Counters and Bars
18  SITE FURNISHINGS & AMENITIES    HTML version    PDF version
18.1   General
18.2   Maintenance
18.3   Benches
18.4   Picnic or Outdoor Tables
18.5   Litter Receptacles
18.6   Bicycle Racks & Storage Areas
18.7   Vegetation Considerations
19  OPEN SPACE CONSIDERATIONS    HTML version    PDF version
19.1   General
19.2   Walls
19.3   Gates or Openings
19.4   Fences
19.5   Barriers
19.6   Minor Pathways or Pathways within Parks
19.7   Bikeways and Multi-use Recreational Paths
20  RECREATIONAL ACCOMMODATION AND MISCELLANEOUS
    HTML version    PDF version
20.1   General
20.2   Change Rooms
20.3   Lockers
20.4   Weight Rooms
20.5   Swimming Pools
20.6   Clothes Storage
20.7   Reception Desks
20.8   Ticket Counters
21  SECURITY    HTML version    PDF version
21.1   Locks
21.2   Building Control Systems
21.3   Security Desks
22  EMERGENCY FIRE PREPAREDNESS    HTML version    PDF version
22.1   General
22.2   Egress Routes
22.3   Audio and Visual Alarms
22.4   Areas of Refuge
22.5   Fire Protection Strategies
22.6   Emergency Plans