The measurement starts from the point where a person has 9 inch vertical clearance for their feet and 27 inch vertical clearance for their knees.
Ada bathroom clearances.
Fixture clearances in toilet and bathing facilities except those that are single user where wheelchair space beyond the door swing is provided 603 2 3 clear floor space required at benches in saunas and steam rooms 612 2.
Non compliant bathrooms will sometimes have the door installed improperly so that it swings into the bathroom instead of outward meihls says.
The minimum knee clearance must be free of equipment or obstructions for a minimum of 8 inches 205 mm extending from the front edge of the lavatory back toward the wall.
30 inch by 48 inch access to the sink the door can t swing into this rectangle.
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.
The ada standards do not require this grab bar but allow a second grab bar to be within the 12 clearance above the horizontal grab bar 609 3 if there is a separation of 1 min.
When you do that you take away the turning clearance so a person in a wheelchair can t shut the door.
In either alternate stall if a wall mounted water closet is used the depth of the stall is required to be a minimum of 66 inches 1675 mm.
The 36 inches 915 mm wide stall shall have parallel grab bars on the side walls.
Door closers often require more than 5 pounds of force to open and the last thing.
Toilet paper dispensers 604 7.
According to the 2010 update to adaag the basic ada guidelines for a single user restroom are.
If a floor mounted water closet is used the depth of the stall is required to be a minimum of 69 inches 1745 mm.
This knee clearance must be 29 inches 735 mm high at the front of the lavatory and no less than 27 inches 685 mm high at a point 8 inches 205 mm back.
For children 3 4 years old the advisory specifies a reach range of 14 aff for the toilet paper dispenser.
He also pointed out although the advisory for dispensers is well intended it doesn t always work.
If one were to mount a grab bar 18 aff to the top of the bar after taking into account the width of the grab bar and the 1 1 2 inches of clearance required below the grab bar a.