2010 ADA Mobility and Communication Standards???

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    Kelly Albrecht

    My thought is that they are rounding up to 1, since you wouldn't be able to make only a fraction of a room have M and C features. The whole room would have these features.

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    Derek Mason (Edited )

    Edbert,

    I've spent some time working on a good number of hotel projects and even did accessibility reviews for compliance. In the previous 1992 accessibility laws the language was not fully clear on the amount and location of M and C features as you put it, so typically it was all rooms that were required to have mobility features also got the communication features. People were lazy and enforcement didn't push it. 

    Now with the 2010 Standards, it became more clear. 

    224.4 Guest Rooms with Communication Features. In transient lodging facilities, guest rooms with communication features complying with 806.3 shall be provided in accordance with Table 224.4.

    224.5 Dispersion. Guest rooms required to provide mobility features complying with 806.2 and guest rooms required to provide communication features complying with 806.3 shall be dispersed among the various classes of guest rooms, and shall provide choices of types of guest rooms, number of beds, and other amenities comparable to the choices provided to other guests. Where the minimum number of guest rooms required to comply with 806 is not sufficient to allow for complete dispersion, guest rooms shall be dispersed in the following priority: guest room type, number of beds, and amenities. At least one guest room required to provide mobility features complying with 806.2 shall also provide communication features complying with 806.3. Not more than 10 percent of guest rooms required to provide mobility features complying with 806.2 shall be used to satisfy the minimum number of guest rooms required to provide communication features complying with 806.3.

    Minimum number to have is one. Just like a parking space. Minimum is one. If it is one parking space, then it shall also be a van accessible space as well. Until the number goes beyond six (208.2.4)

    So, with rooms, there is a similar chart to determine the amount. Minimum is one. 

    I hope that helps. In the exams you will be given the chart, or it is in the references given such as the zoning excerpts to determine the amount needed. Need to know how to read it. 

     

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    Edbert Cheng (Edited )

    Thank you!

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