Appendix D: Additional Better-Practice Resources

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Note: The Additional Best-Practice Resources Appendix is organized using the same structure as the illustrated guide.

2.1 Exterior Paths of Travel

2.1.1 Sidewalks and Walkways

  • ISO Standards: Accessible design for the built environment ISO/FDIS 21542

    Section 7 Paths to the Building

  • CSA Standards: Accessible design for the built environment B651-12

    Section 8.2 Accessible routes (exterior)

2.1.2 Ramps

  • ISO Standards: Accessible design for the built environment ISO/FDIS 21542

    Section 8 Ramps

  • CSA Standards: Accessible design for the built environment B651-12

    Section 8.2.7 Exterior Ramps

2.1.3 Stairs

  • ANSI Standards: Accessible and Usable Buildings and FacilitiesICCA117.1-2009

    Section 504 Stairways

  • CSA Standards: Accessible design for the built environment B651-12

    Section 8.2.8 Exterior Stairs

2.1.4 Rest Areas

  • CSA Standards: Accessible design for the built environment B651-12

    Section 8.6.3 Rest Areas

  • City of London: Facility Accessibility Design Standards

    Section 4.3.15 Benches

2.1.5 Curb Ramps

  • ANSI Standards: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities ICCA117.1-2009

    Section 406 Curb Ramps

  • CSA Standards: Accessible design for the built environment B651-12

    Section 8.3.3 Curb ramps and blended transitions

  • City of London: Facility Accessibility Design Standards

    Section 4.1.10 Curb Ramps

2.1.6 Depressed Curbs

  • See Section 2.1.5 Curb Ramps

2.1.7 Pedestrian Signals

2.2 Recreational Trails

2.2.1 Recreational Trails, General

2.2.2 Boardwalks on Recreational Trails

  • City of London: Facility Accessibility Design Standards

    Section 4.5.2 Outdoor Recreational Facilities

  • CSA Standards: Accessible design for the built environment B651-12

    Section 8.2.7 Exterior Ramps

2.2.3 Ramps in Recreational Trails

2.3 Beach Access Routes

2.3.1 Beach Access Routes, General

2.3.2 Boardwalks on Beach Access Routes

  • City of London: Facility Accessibility Design Standards

    Section 4.5.2 Outdoor Recreational Facilities

2.3.3 Ramps in Beach Access Routes

2.4 Outdoor Public Eating Areas

2.5 Outdoor Play Spaces

2.6 Accessible Parking

2.6.1 Type, Widths and Requirements of Accessible Off-Street Parking Spaces

  • ISO Standards: Accessibility and usability of the built environment ISO/FDIS 21542

    Section 6.3, 6.4 Car parking, Van parking

  • CSA Standards: Accessible design for the built environment B651-12

    Section 9.4.1-9.5.5 Designated spaces

  • City of London: Facility Accessibility Design Standards

    Section 4.3.12 Parking

2.6.2 Required Number and Location of Accessible Parking Spaces

  • CSA Standards: Accessible design for the built environment B651-12

    Section 9.4.1-9.5.5 Designated spaces

  • City of London: Facility Accessibility Design Standards

    Section 4.3.12 Parking

2.6.3 Access Aisles

  • CSA Standards: Accessible design for the built environment B651-12

    Section 9.4.1-9.5.5 Designated spaces

  • ISO Standards: Accessible design for the built environment ISO/FDIS 21542

    Section 6.3, 6.4 Car parking, Van parking

2.6.4 Signage for Accessible Parking

  • ISO Standards: Accessible design for the built environment ISO/FDIS 21542

    Section 6.5 Signage

  • City of London: Facility Accessibility Design Standards

    Section 4.3.12 Parking

2.6.6 Accessible On-Street Parking

  • CSA Standards: Accessible design for the built environment B651-12

    Section 9.4.1-9.5.5 Designated Spaces

  • City of London: Facility Accessibility Design Standards

    Section 4.3.16 Parking

2.7 Obtaining Service in Public Spaces

2.7.1 Service Counters

  • ISO Standards: Accessible design for the built environment ISO/FDIS 21542

    Section 19 Reception area, counters, desks, and ticket offices

  • ANSI Standards: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities ICCA117.1-2009

    Section 904 Sales and Service Counters

  • City of London: Facility Accessibility Design Standards

    Section 4.3.8 Information, Reception and Service Counters

2.7.2 Queuing Areas

  • ICSA Standards: Accessible design for the built environment B651-12

    Section 5.1.3 Lineup Guides

  • City of London: Facility Accessibility Design Standards

    Section 4.3.6 Waiting and Queuing Areas

2.7.3 Waiting Areas

  • ISO Standards: Accessible design for the built environment ISO/FDIS 21542

    Section 37 Seating in waiting areas

  • ANSI Standards: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities ICCA117.1-2009

    Section 903 Benches

  • City of London: Facility Accessibility Design Standards

    Section 4.3.6 Waiting and Queuing Areas

3.0 Maintaining Accessible Public Spaces

  • ISO Standards: Accessibility and usability of the built environment ISO/FDIS 21542

    Section 42 Management and maintenance issues

Other Resources

  • Municipal Accessibility Standards: Many municipalities, cities or regions have developed their own accessibility documents. These typically address the elements presented in the Act and also may reflect features that are prominent to the area for which they were developed. Even if there is not one specific to your area, they may be a great resource. The City of London Facility Accessibility Design Standards is a good example.
  • AccessON Website: Visit the Government of Ontario website for more information, tools and educational resources to help you meet your obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
  • Disability Related Organizations: Contact local organizations that serve the community of people with disabilities such as the Ontario March of Dimes, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Canadian Hearing Society
  • People with disabilities: Some parts of the act require that people with disabilities be consulted. They should also be considered a great resource for other areas too.

 

Illustrated Technical Guide to the Design of Public Spaces