The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires specific accommodations for portable restrooms. They implemented these requirements to ensure the safety and comfort of users. All ADA-compliant portable restrooms need to have three essential features installed in them. These features help to make the restrooms accessible and usable for any user with a disability.
Ramp It Up
All ADA-compliant portable restrooms need a ramp installed for wheelchair users. Because most areas outside aren’t leveled, you need a ramp so wheelchair users can enter the restroom without encountering any issues.
Depending on the location and placement of the restrooms, they might be in an elevated area. Some things are out of your control, but you need to provide users with a ramp. The ramp also works well for grassy areas. If you station the restroom in a field, you need the ramp to prevent any difficulty entering the bathroom.
Grass and gravel areas do not agree with wheelchairs, so the ramp acts as a mediator for them and eliminates any difficulty they might have upon arrival to the bathroom.
Wider Doors for the Win
These restrooms need wider doors than standard regulated ones to allow passage for wheelchair users. The best features of the wide doors are the magnetic and hinged components. They make for more effortless closing, so the user does not need to concern themselves with locking the doors.
Before renting a handicap porta-potty, ensure it includes this specific feature. Privacy is always a fantastic selling point when it comes to bathrooms. In most cases, it might be the only feature that matters because using the restroom should be a private moment.
The Bigger, the Better
The bigger the restroom, the better. If that wasn’t a saying before, it is now. ADA-compliant regulations state that restrooms must provide enough space for wheelchair users to make a three-point turn.
The users need space to maneuver from one point to the next, meaning they need to get in the correct position to move from their chair to the toilet seat. Here at Floods Royal Flush, our ADA-compliant portable restrooms feature more than 16 square feet of open interior floor space and come equipped with an oversized self-closing door.
The extra space inside the restroom also creates room for reinforced interior handrails. The handrails help users transport themselves from their chairs to the toilet seats. Along with the handrails, ensure the toilet paper dispenser is within reach for wheelchair users.
When you throw an event, make sure you have enough ADA-compliant portable restrooms to accommodate a large and diverse crowd of people, but more importantly, make sure the restrooms include these three features. For more information visit our website.