Designing Barrier-Free Restrooms to Meet the New 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Designing Barrier-Free Restrooms to Meet the New 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Through an in-depth review of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, as they apply to restroom design, the design professional will better understand the importance of accessibility, how to design a barrier-free restroom, and how this can contribute to a more sustainable project.
This course will start with a brief background on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the subsequent ADA Amendments Act that resulted in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Choosing restrooms as a priority topic makes sense for two reasons: Accessible restroom design employs most of the basic principles of ADA accessible design. AND of all the spaces that people with disabilities encounter during their day, the ability to use a restroom is the single most important. If a restroom is not usable there simply may not be a fallback solution.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Distinguish between the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA)
  2. Understand what components make up the ADA Standards for Accessible Design
  3. Define the characteristics of accessibility as they apply to the restroom setting
  4. Discuss the ADA Standards for restrooms and their implementation
  5. Distinguish between minimal accessible design and universal design
  6. Identify sustainable design options
  7. Identify privacy design options
Provided By: 
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(10) Specialties
AIA Course Number: 
isp10i