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11B-407.4.7 Designations and indicators of car controls.

Designations and indicators of car controls shall comply with Section 11B-407.4.7.

Exception: In existing elevators, where a new car operating panel complying with Section 11B-407.4.7 is provided, existing car operating panels may remain operational and shall not be required to comply with Section 11B-407.4.7.

11B-407. Type.

Control buttons shall be identified by raised characters or symbols, white on a black background, complying with Section 11B-703.2 and Braille complying with Section 11B-703.3.

[2010 ADA Standards] 407. Type. Control buttons shall be identified by tactile Characters complying with 703.2.

11B-407. Location.

Raised characters or symbols and Braille designations shall be placed immediately to the left of the control button to which the designations apply.

Exception: Reserved.

[2010 ADA Standards] 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.

11B-407. Symbols.

The control button for the emergency stop, alarm, door open, door close, main entry floor, and phone, shall be identified with raised symbols and Braille as shown in Table 11B-407.


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

11B-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.

11B-407. Button spacing.

A minimum clear space of 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) or other suitable means of separation shall be provided between rows of control buttons.

11B-407.4.7.2 Keypads.

Keypads shall be identified by characters complying with Section 11B-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 11B-703.3.1.

ETA Editor's Note

The preceding CBC requirements for elevator controls at 11B-407.4.6 and 11B-407.4.7 are more stringent than those of 2010 ADA Standards.


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