2014 nec & ada
To help designers and installers integrate accessibility provisions into the electrical system, Code-Making Panel 1 accepted a proposal (1-191a) to add a new informational annex, “2010 ADA Requirements for Accessible Design,” in the 2014 edition of the NEC. At least one new Informational Note will be included in the NEC pointing to this new annex.
The material in the new annex will provide designers, installers, and authorities having jurisdiction with relevant, fundamental accessibility requirements that affect the installation of electrical equipment such as receptacles, switches, disconnecting means, and similar devices that require manual interface to operate or program. While the current edition of the NEC does not preclude designing to facilitate access for people with disabilities, inclusion of this new annex gives NEC users basic accessibility concepts in the safety standard used by the design, installation, and enforcement communities so that safely installed electrical equipment will be easily accessible to any user.
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