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2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

The Department of Justice published revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 "ADA"in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010. These regulations adopted revised, enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, "2010 Standards" or "Standards". The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements -- both scoping and technical -- for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Adoption of the 2010 Standards also establishes a revised reference point for Title II entities that choose to make structural changes to existing facilities to meet their program accessibility requirements; and it establishes a similar reference for Title III entities undertaking readily achievable barrier removal. The Department has assembled into a separate publication the revised regulation guidance that applies to the Standards. The Department included guidance in its revised ADA regulations published on September 15, 2010. This guidance provides detailed information about the Department's adoption of the 2010 Standards including changes to the Standards, the reasoning behind those changes, and responses to public comments received on these topics. The document, Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, can be downloaded from

Table 219.3 Receivers for Assistive Listening Systems  
Capacity of Seating in Assembly Area Minimum Number of Required Receivers Minimum Number of Required Receivers Required to be Hearing-aid Compatible 
50 or less 22
51 to 200 2, plus 1 per 25 seats over 50 seats* 2
201 to 500 2, plus 1 per 25 seats over 50 seats* 1 per 4 receivers* 
501 to 1000 20, plus 1 per 33 seats over 500 seats* 1 per 4 receivers* 
1001 to 2000 35, plus 1 per 50 seats over 1000 seats* 1 per 4 receivers* 
2001 and over 55 plus 1 per 100 seats over 2000 seats* 1 per 4 receivers* 

Download the ADA SPECIFICATION [ Standards for Accessible Design ]

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