Month: August 2021

ADA 101 – Rectangular Shower Seats

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 610.3.1 text and example pictures2010 ADAS 610.3.1 Rectangular Seats

The rear edge of a rectangular seat shall be 2 1/2 inches maximum and the front edge 15 inches minimum and 16 inches maximum from the seat wall. The side edge of the seat shall be 1 1/2 inches maximum from the adjacent wall.

Citation according to 2010 ADAS. Check your state’s accessibility laws. Some states such as California, Georgia and Florida have additional requirements and standards.

ADA 101 – Shower Compartment Seats

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 610.3 text and example pictures2010 ADAS 610.3 Shower Compartment Seats

Where a seat is provided in a standard roll-in shower compartment, it shall be a folding type, shall be installed on the side wall adjacent to the controls, and shall extend from the back wall to a point within 3 inches of the compartment entry. Where a seat is provided in an alternate roll-in type shower compartment, it shall be a folding type, shall be installed on the front wall opposite the back wall, and shall extend from the adjacent side wall to a point within 3 inches of the compartment entry. In transfer-type showers, the seat shall extend from the back wall to a point within 3 inches of the compartment entry. The top of the seat shall be 17 inches minimum and 19 inches maximum above the bathroom finish floor. Seats shall comply with 610.3.1 or 610.3.2.

Citation according to 2010 ADAS. Check your state’s accessibility laws. Some states such as California, Georgia and Florida have additional requirements and standards.

ADA 101 – Spacing of Grab Bars

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 609.3 text and example pictures2010 ADAS 609.3 Spacing of Grab Bars

The space between the wall and the grab bar shall be 1 1/2 inches. The space between the grab bar and projecting objects below and at the ends shall be 1 1/2 inches minimum. The space between the grab bar and projecting objects above shall be 12 inches minimum.

EXCEPTION: The space between the grab bars and shower controls, shower fittings, and other grab bars above shall be permitted to be 1 1/2 inches minimum.

Citation according to 2010 ADAS. Check your state’s accessibility laws. Some states such as California, Georgia and Florida have additional requirements and standards.

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