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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Intercom and Telephone Mounting Requirements for 2022

Updated 2022

For a business or public building, a wheelchair accessible entrance that is locked requires some form of a communication system so so handicapped visitors can contact someone inside the building for access. When a communication system is required for this, one of the main ADA requirements is how it is positioned regarding its height. The highest operable part should be located no higher than 48 inches above the floor as long as there are no obstructions in the way. See diagrams below for details.


 

ADA Intercom Height Mounting Requirements

Side Reach Possible: Where a clear floor or ground space allows a parallel approach to an element and the side reach is unobstructed, the high side reach shall be 48 inches (1220 mm) maximum and the low side reach shall be 15 inches (380 mm) minimum above the finish floor or ground.

Where a clear floor or ground space allows a parallel approach to an element and the high side reach is over an obstruction, the height of the obstruction shall be 34 inches (865 mm) maximum and the depth of the obstruction shall be 24 inches (610 mm) maximum. The high side reach shall be 48 inches (1220 mm) maximum for a reach depth of 10 inches (255 mm) maximum. Where the reach depth exceeds 10 inches (255 mm), the high side reach shall be 46 inches (1170 mm) maximum for a reach depth of 24 inches (610 mm) maximum.

Forward Reach Required: Where a forward reach is unobstructed, the high forward reach shall be 48 inches (1220 mm) maximum and the low forward reach shall be 15 inches (380 mm) minimum above the finish floor or ground.

Where a high forward reach is over an obstruction, the clear floor space shall extend beneath the element for a distance not less than the required reach depth over the obstruction. The high forward reach shall be 48 inches (1220 mm) maximum where the reach depth is 20 inches (510 mm) maximum. Where the reach depth exceeds 20 inches (510 mm), the high forward reach shall be 44 inches (1120 mm) maximum and the reach depth shall be 25 inches (635 mm) maximum.

ADA Reach Specifications

Wireless ADA Intercom

Wired ADA Intercom

 

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