Accessibility in Toilet Rooms - The Why, What and How of Universal Design

Inclusive architecture so everyone can live a fulfilling life on a level playing field
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by ASI Group
Presented by Avi Bar

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the need for universal design, the seven universal design principles, and the role of the ADA in the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.
  2. Explain ADA regulations surrounding toilet room access, use, maneuverability, and safety and how they ensure a satisfactory experience for users of all abilities.
  3. Explain ADA regulations for toilet compartments, lavatories, and accessories that support ease of use and the welfare and safety of all users.
  4. Identify the conflicting accessible design requirements between the 2010 ADA Standards and ICC/ANSI A117.1-2017 concerning clear floor space, grab bars, and dispensers.


AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
*1 ADA State Accessibility/Barrier-Free
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
*State-certified members self-report 1 ADA State Accessibility/Barrier-Free
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Millions of Americans live with impairments that substantially limit major life activities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in mainstream living by mandating that public facilities and services be fully accessible to people with disabilities. This course examines the accessible elements of a multiuser toilet room. Discussed are toilet room compliance with applicable accessibility codes and regulations relating to access, use, maneuverability, and safety, and accessible design issues associated with toilet compartment and lavatory accessories.


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Avi Bar, is the national sales manager at ASI Group. He has worked and consulted with the A&E community for over 15 years on topics such as daylighting, high-performance facades, sustainability, ADA, and division 10 products. Avi has been awarded top 20 under 40 by the National Glass Association and has presented at various conferences on design strategies.


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Originally published in September 2022