A new mandate is being enforced in the State of Illinois requiring all elevators to have Braille on elevator car stations and hoistway entrances. This requirement has been on the books for some time but never enforced until a clarification from the State of Illinois Fire Marshall.
Rule - State of Illinois ADA mandate 410 ILCS 30/1 from Ch. 111 ½, par. 3901 & 3902
When - Now
What are elevator inspectors doing? Some are failing elevators now, some are giving buildings 6 months to comply.
What is Colley Elevator doing about it? We are going to each building and collecting information on each elevator and will be sending out proposals for the installation of Braille.
Car stations – Each usable[to general public] car station device will require ADA compliant Braille.
[All car station buttons will require Braille - This car station still requires "alarm" Braille - whomever installed these Braille tags used the mix and match method]
Hoistway entrances – Each hoistway entrances will require to have Braille on each side of the door frame.
[Braille required on each side of door frame at ADA height]
Advice to building owners & property managers – Get your information from your elevator contractor now and have it installed as soon as possible. New elevators and elevators modernized in the last 15 years most likely comply. Building owners are also capable of completing Braille installation if they choose to do so.
If you have any questions or would like additional information feel free to contact me at or 630-766-7230 ext. 107.
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