Total Design and ADA in Restrooms
On average, people use the restroom six times per day. Restrooms in a building largely reflect the design decisions you make. The purpose of this course is to make the case that a comprehensive design approach that integrates ADA design requirements, Universal Design strategies, and sustainable initiatives provides an inherently accessible and healthier restroom space for all users. "Total Design" encompasses all design practices that include a wide spectrum of usage for all people. Isolating these design concepts into labels or "specialties", prevent them from being incorporated into good design practices.
- Identify how restrooms in your buildings really impact occupants and your legacy as a designer
- Review 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design for restrooms and their implementation
- Distinguish between minimal accessible design and universal design
- Define the characteristics of Total Design as they apply to the restroom setting
- Discuss the WELL certification program and how to meet criteria for WELL credits for healthier restrooms