Do truck stops by law have to have Handicap parking for truck drivers?

Per the exception contained in (Americans with Disabilities Standards) ADAS Section 208.1, parking spaces used exclusively for trucks, busses, or other delivery vehicles are not required to be compliant with ADAS Section 208 which specifies the minimum number of accessible and van accessible parking spaces required.  Based upon this, no truck, bus, or other delivery vehicle accessible spaces are required to be … READ MORE

What is the minimum size of a handicap restroom in a restaurant?

-Zaki K. ANSWER: There are many factors that will lead to determining the size that a restroom must be in a restaurant and the size will vary accordingly. The clear floor space for a water closet, lavatory, accessories, toilet compartments, paths of travel, door maneuvering clearance, and turning space that are all requirements that will lead to the minimum size … READ MORE

We are primarily concerned with everything building related in the themed environment. That includes everything from museums to theme parks. One of my tasks is to review submittals for ADA Compliance as I know them. Unfortunately, there are few resources that address the special requirements we face and I usually end up cobbling up an analysis from several sources. Can you direct me to any good resources? I am concerned with ride safety, queue line accessibility, wayfinding and service animal regs.

-Pat M. ANSWER: Pat, The 2010 ADA Standards provide all of the technical requirements. If you need something to go into further explanation, I would review the following webinars from Some other helpful sources for specific topics include: Amusement Park Rides Queue Lines Wayfinding Service Animals I hope this helps! Let me know if we … READ MORE