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What is the A.D.A.?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) set the minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

In restroom design some of each type of fixture or feature – as well as installation location – must meet accessibility requirements contained in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. In addition, all building plans should be reviewed by local jurisdictions to ensure compliance.

The new ADA standards may impact your project. Examples include the requirements for a barrier-free path of travel, turning space, doorway widths, grab bars, counter heights and signage. There are also requirements relating to barrier-free showers and bathtubs. In addition, the Building Code impacts mounting heights and location requirements for hand dryers and restroom accessories. These requirements can be difficult to navigate, so we recommend you consult qualified experts to ensure compliance.

On our website, you will see our logo. We have used this to help you identify some items that we sell which may assist you in complying with ADA requirements. While it is ultimately the building owner’s responsibility to work with their consultants to ensure compliance, we are always available to assist you in recommending products to help you achieve compliance.