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2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design Pocket Guide

407.4.7 Designations and Indicators of Car Controls.

Designations and indicators of car controls shall comply with 407.4.7.

EXCEPTION: In existing elevators, where a new car operating panel complying with 407.4.7 is provided, existing car operating panels shall not be required to comply with 407.4.7.

407.4.7.1 Buttons.

Car control buttons shall comply with 407.4.7.1.

407. Type.

Control buttons shall be identified by tactile characters complying with 703.2.

407. Location.

Raised character and braille designations shall be placed immediately to the left of the control button to which the designations apply.

EXCEPTION: Where space on an existing car operating panel precludes tactile markings to the left of the controls, markings shall be placed as near to the control as possible.

407. Symbols.

The control button for the emergency stop, alarm, door open, door close, main entry floor, and phone, shall be identified with tactile symbols as shown in Table 407. [S.H. 4.10.12]

Table 407. Elevator Control Button Identification
Control Button Tactile Symbol Braille Message
Emergency Stop
Elevator "emergency stop" symbol

Elevator "emergency stop" in braille
"ST"OP Three cells
Elevator "alarm" symbol

Elevator "alarm" in braille
AL"AR"M Four cells
Door Open
"Door open" elevator symbol

Elevator "door open" in braille
OP"EN" Three cells
Door Close
"Door close" elevator symbol

Elevator "door close" in braille
CLOSE Five cells
Main Entry Floor
Elevator "main entry floor" symbol

Elevator "main entry floor" in braille
MA"IN" Three cells
Elevator "phone" symbol

Elevator "phone" in braille
PH"ONE" Four cells

407. Visible Indicators.

Buttons with floor designations shall be provided with visible indicators to show that a call has been registered. The visible indication shall extinguish when the car arrives at the designated floor.

407.4.7.2 Keypads.

Keypads shall be identified by characters complying with 703.5 and shall be centered on the corresponding keypad button. The number five key shall have a single raised dot. The dot shall be 0.118 inch (3 mm) to 0.120 inch (3.05 mm) base diameter and in other aspects comply with Table 703.3.1.


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