ADA Illustrated: A Visualization of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design

The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design was an update to the ADA Accessibility Guidelines. The new design standards added clarity and detail to situations that were a gray area before. The Figure graphics are very much help to visualize what the standards are saying. However there is still a lot in the standards that are not visualized. For some people this is fine and they can understand the text and visualize it in their head. However not everyone is able to do this. As a result, misunderstandings about the standards can occur. Both in the design and construction along with recognition of what has been done right or wrong. Surprisingly even in new construction, ADA design standards are still not done correctly. Clear communication of the ADA design standards is why I wanted to make them easier to understand. I did this by making 3D illustrations of as much as the standards as I felt would work. With the illustrations being 3D, the reader can better visualize the standard in a more real world way. Each of the illustrations show measurements and details as described in the corresponding guideline text. This book begins with Chapter 3 of the guidelines because that is where the measurable construction details begin. *These illustrations are meant to be used as guidelines only. Always refer to the official 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. For any questions or clarification, call the ADA hotline at 800-514-0301 (Voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY). You can also contact your regional


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