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ADA 101 – Bathtubs Clearance

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 607.2 code text and example pictures2010 ADAS 607.2 Bathtubs Clearance

Clearance in front of bathtubs shall extend the length of the bathtub and shall be 30 inches wide minimum. A lavatory complying with 606 shall be permitted at the control end of the clearance. Where a permanent seat is provided at the head end of the bathtub, the clearance shall extend 12 inches minimum beyond the wall at the head end of the bathtub.

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 – Bathtubs With Permanent Seats Control End Wall

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 607.4.1.2 code text and example pictures 2010 ADAS 607.4.1.2 Bathtubs With Permanent Seats Control End Wall

A grab bar 24 inches long minimum shall be installed on the control end wall at the front edge of the bathtub.

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 – Bathtubs With Permanent Seats Back Wall

ADA 101 info graphic with ADAS 2010 section 607.4.1.1 code text and example pictures 2010 ADAS 607.4.1.1 Bathtubs With Permanent Seats Back Wall

Two grab bars shall be installed on the back wall, one located in accordance with 609.4 and the other located 8 inches minimum and 10 inches maximum above the rim of the bathtub. Each grab bar shall be installed 15 inches maximum from the head end wall and 12 inches maximum from the control end 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.

Understanding Accessible Bathing Facilities

The ADA standards address specifications for access bathing facilities, and provide specifications for transfer showers, roll in showers and bathtubs. In an effort to help clarify the standards, the United State Access Board has created an animated video (below) that explains them in context and how they are beneficial in everyday life.

 

For more information on this standard, please visit https://www.access-board.gov/ada/guides/chapter-6-bathing-rooms/

For more information on other standards, please visit the Guide to the ADA Standards section of the United State Access Board website.

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