When amenities such as drinking fountains and public telephones are provided, they should also be accessible to people with disabilities:
- Is there at least one fountain with clear floor space of at least 30 inches by 48 inches in front?
- Is there one fountain with its spout not higher than 36 inches from the ground, and another with a standard height spout (or a single "hi-lo" fountain)?
- Are controls mounted on the front or on the side near the front edge, and operable with one closed fist?
- Is each water fountain cane-detectable (located within 27 inches off the floor or protruding less than 4 inches from the wall into the circulation path)?
- If pay or public use phones are provided, is there clear floor space of at least 30 inches by 48 inches in front of at least one?
- Is the highest operable part of the phone no higher than 48 inches (up to 54 inches if a side approach is possible)?
- Does the phone protrude no more than 4 inches into the circulation space?
- Does the phone have push-button controls?
- Is the phone hearing-aid compatible?
- Is the phone adapted with volume control?
- Are phones with volume control identified with appropriate signage?
- If there are four or more public phones in the building, is one of the phones equipped with a text telephone (TT or TDD)?
- Is the location of the text telephone identified by accessible signage bearing the International TDD Symbol?
For additional information regarding these guidelines, please contact the Building Inspections Department at (918) 358-3506.