Thread Subject: What is status of reach ranges?
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From: Regina Caldanaro
Date: Wed, May 23 2007 2:05 PM
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I'd be interested in knowing what, if anything, has been decided about
changing the reach ranges? I noticed a few notes about complying to the
new ADA recommendations. I noted Lexmark's objection. I am interested in
knowing for self-service checkouts and kiosks.
Are there changes coming to the reach envelope that could impact hardware
design? If so, what are those changes?
I understand the DOJ will be adopting the changes, perhaps by YE2007. Is
this correct? Are you considering adoption and changing the current
1194.25j(1-4) to match the ADA recommendations?
Current: Â§ 1194.25 Self contained, closed products.
(j) Products which are freestanding, non-portable, and intended to be used
in one location and which have operable controls shall comply with the
(1) The position of any operable control shall be determined with respect
to a vertical plane, which is 48 inches in length, centered on the
operable control, and at the maximum protrusion of the product within the
48 inch length (see Figure 1 of this part).
(2) Where any operable control is 10 inches or less behind the reference
plane, the height shall be 54 inches maximum and 15 inches minimum above
(3) Where any operable control is more than 10 inches and not more than 24
inches behind the reference plane, the height shall be 46 inches maximum
and 15 inches minimum above the floor.
(4) Operable controls shall not be more than 24 inches behind the
reference plane (see Figure 2 of this part).
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