This week we take a quick dive into 3 accessibility questions and a few updates.
Questions answered this episode:
Roger – Birthing Room Bath Tub Accessibility Question was raised about a new Birthing Facility in design review in California Private company (not affiliated with a Hospital) Birthing facility has two birthing rooms Both rooms have fully accessible toilet rooms and showers Both rooms equipped with a bath tub – used to “ease discomfort” during labor Question are bath tubs required to be fully accessible (grab bars, reachable controls, seat, etc.) and can only 1 of the two bath tubs be accessible Consulted with Access Board and their opinion is that at least 1 room needs to have: – All room features fully accessible – Accessible toilet room, – Accessible roll-in Shower – Accessible tub Of note – the toilet room could be used by the patient and/or guest. Shower / Tub would only be used by the patient.
John – Guys, glad to hear ADA Shop Talk is back! I am working on a residential development in Southern California. It is a gated community. Most of the on-site parking are individual private garages attached to and serving single units. However, there are about 100 parallel parking spaces along the private streets located in the development. The parallel parking spaces are unassigned. I believe that both the Fair Housing Act and the California Building Code require each different type of parking “facility” within a site be made accessible. I consider parallel parking as a type of parking “facility”. Here is my dilemma: the city has already approved the drawings without any accessible parallel parking along the on-site streets. Now I have to tell my client that the city was not correct and some re-design is required to provide accessible parallel parking spaces. First, do you agree that parallel parking along streets within residential developments needs to be accessible? Second, how do you make parallel parking accessible? And finally, do you know of any case law regarding parallel parking within a residential development? I have found case law at the DOJ website that requires cities to provide accessible parallel parking spaces (Court Case). However, I haven’t found any case law that requires accessible parallel parking spaces at residential developments. I am looking for some backup to give to my client. Any help is appreciated!
Ted – A City in California owns a building that is currently leased to a national youth organization. The accessible parking, curb ramp, and path of travel to the entrance does not meet current code standards but could be made to be compliant. Even though no improvements have been made to the building would the Readily Achievable Barrier Removal Act apply, and if so, do you think the tenant or the owner has the obligation? Also, would this be a Title II or Title III building? Does it matter? Thanks, and keep the podcasts coming, we love them.
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