There are a variety of guidelines that should be considered when designing a bathroom for those with mental or physical disabilities.
- Provide for an area large enough to hold a five-foot circle to allow a wheelchair 360-degree turn.
- Doorways must be a minimum of 32 inches wide to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers. Doors should swing out rather than in, with clearance on both sides.
- Provide wall-mounted grab bars both in the toilet area and in the tub and/or shower. Use “L” shaped, horizontal and/or vertical bars.
Just to name a few. The book explains barrier free design in detailing according to ADA Guidelines and the author’s own experiences.Source: Goldsmith, Selwyn. Designing for the Disabled: the new paradigm. Boston: Architectural Press, 1997. Posted by: DeLia