Accessible Toilet Rooms

Thursday, October 3, 2019
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


Most technical questions about the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards concern access to toilet and bathing facilities. This session will clarify common sources of confusion and frequently asked questions about accessible toilet rooms. Presenters will review requirements for toilets and toilet compartments, urinals, lavatories and mirrors, doors, turning space, dispensers, and amenities such as baby-changing tables. They will explain how these provisions apply and interrelate in designing single-user and multi-user toilet rooms in compliance with the standards. This will be followed by a webinar on bathing facilities (October 24).

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
California Architects Board 1.5
Certificate of Attendance 1.5
ICC 1.5


Scott Windley, Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

Dave Yanchulis, Director of the Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

Questions for presenters:

1 If we have non-required signs that say "no smoking" or "no bikes in restroom" do they need to be ada signs? Do maintenance rooms need to have ada signs identifying them? It is a permanent room but not a public one. Do all new public restrooms require visual alarms? If there is a renovation do they require visual alarms? From what year were new public restrooms required to have visual alarms?
2 Are baby changing stations required for 'A' occupancies?
3 Are paper towel dispensers and hand dryers permitted to extend into the clear floor space requirement at lavatories?

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.