Georgia Tech Research Institute
 
Accessibility Assistant

Accessibility Assistant

Issues

Physical Access: Issue 1 of 2

Issue: A clear path to the machine is not provided.

Kiosks should be placed so that users with lower mobility impairments have a path to and from the machine that is free from obstructions such as narrow passages, steps or other changes in level, or excessively steep slopes.

Populations Impacted: Users with lower mobility impairments.

Potential Solutions:
  • Provide a clear path to the machine that is at least 36" wide. A clear path to the machine with a width of at least 36", with a running slope no steeper than 1:20 and a cross slope no steeper than 1:48 should be provided. The clear path should contain no changes in level greater than " that are not beveled (if the change in level is " or less) or ramped (if the change in level is greater than "). For more details, see the ADA-ABA guidelines referenced below.

  • Provide an appropriate floor or ground surface in the clear path to the machine. The floor or ground surface should be stable, firm, and slip resistant. Carpet should be securely attached, with a firm pad or no pad. The pile height of carpet should not exceed ". Openings in the floor or ground surface should not allow passage of a sphere more than " in diameter, and elongated openings should be placed so that the long dimension is perpendicular to the dominant direction of travel.

Applicable Guidelines:
ADA-ABA - 302, 303, 403