This publication is presented in an easy-to-use format that includes the full text of the A117.1 standard (including tables and figures) followed by the corresponding commentary for each section in a single publication. The commentary and accompanying figures help explain the background and intent of the requirements and suggest the most effective method of application, and potential consequences of not following the provisions of the standard.
The A117.1 standard provides the technical requirements to make sites, facilities, buildings and elements accessible to and usable by people with physical disabilities. The intent of the standard is to allow a person with a physical disability to independently get to, enter, and use a site, facility, building, or element. The commentary helps explain how the provisions of the standard make the elements accessible and is a must have reference for facility professionals, building owners, architects, designers, and code officials that want to stay up to date with the requirements of this Accessibility Standard.
This publication provides an excellent resource for anyone who needs a better understanding of the A117.1-2003 and how the provisions are intended to make buildings and facilities accessible and usable.