ADA Compliance Checklist for Restaurants

Use the ADA Compliance Checklist for Restaurants to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, covering parking, entrances, restrooms, etc.

ADA Compliance Checklist for Restaurants



Interior

1. Is every public space in the establishment handicap accessible by at least one route that is at least 36 inches wide?


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2. Are all accessible routes stable, firm, and slip-resistant?


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3. If a route is more than 200 feet long, is there passing space available at least 60 x 60 inches?


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4. Are handicap routes situated on a level surface, with a slope of less than 1:48 in all directions?


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5. Are there either full-size or LULA (Limited Use/Limited Application) elevators providing access to all public stories?


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6. Do elevator buttons have braille options, and are they positioned at a maximum height of 48 inches?


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7. Do door signs include a braille option and raised letters?


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8. Are door signs positioned on the latch side of the door?


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9. Do wall signs use a contrasting color background to the lettering?


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10. Can doors be opened with a closed fist?


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11. Are light switches positioned at a maximum height of 48 inches?


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12. Is at least one wheelchair-accessible table provided for every 25 tables in the establishment?


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13. Are self-service beverage and condiment stands accessible via a handicap route?


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14. Are self-service beverage and condiment stands positioned no more than 48 inches from the ground?


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15. Is there at least one restroom that is handicap accessible and designated with the standard sign?


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16. Do restroom signs include braille and raised letter options?


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17. Does the bottom of the bathroom mirror start at a maximum of 40 inches from the floor?


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18. Is the surface of the bathroom sink at a maximum height of 34 inches from the floor?


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19. Do fire alarms have both flashing lights and audible signals?


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20. Is there a minimum of one water fountain positioned at a maximum of 36 inches from the floor?


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21. Are all door thresholds lower than 0.25 inches in height?


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22. Is the carpeting in the establishment less than 0.5 inches thick?


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23. Are audio or braille restaurant menus available?


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24. Is the staff trained on how to assist handicapped guests?


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Exterior

1. Is there a minimum of 1 handicap parking spot for every 25 parking spaces?


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2. Is there at least one handicap van accessible space available?


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3. Are the handicapped spaces located closest to the entrance?


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4. Are the handicapped spaces situated on a level surface, with a slope of less than 1:48 in all directions?


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5. Are the handicapped spaces accompanied by access aisles marked with paint, with a minimum width of 8 feet?


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6. Do the handicap spaces have a minimum of 98 inches of vertical clearance?


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7. Are the handicap-only signs clearly visible and undamaged?


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8. Are the van-accessible spaces marked with appropriate signage?


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9. Are the handicapped parking spots painted with indication markings?


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10. Are the handicapped parking spots free from debris or stray objects?


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11. Is the path between the parking spots and the entrance stable and slip-resistant?


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12. Do ground grates have openings no greater than 0.5 inches?


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13. Is the accessible route a minimum of 36 inches wide?


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14. Is the slope of the ramp no greater than 1:12?


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15. Does any ramp longer than 6 feet have a railing on both sides?


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16. Is the ramp railing between 1.25 and 2 inches in diameter and positioned between 34 and 38 inches in height?


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17. Are the top and bottom landings of the ramp each a minimum of 60 inches in length?


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18. Is the ramp free of damage or debris?


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19. Does the restaurant have a handicap-accessible entrance with a minimum 32-inch opening?


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20. Does the restaurant have automatic opening doors?


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21. Is the door threshold lower than 0.25 inches?


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22. Is the carpeting and entry mats less than 0.5 inches thick?


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23. Are door handles positioned at a maximum height of 48 inches?


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24. Does the door open with less than 5 pounds of force?


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25. Can the door be opened with a closed fist?


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26. Does the automatic door take more than 3 seconds to close?


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