Diagram illustrating the circular and T-shaped required clear space clearance on the floor for accessible bathroom access

Accessible Bathrooms

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Accessible Clear Floor Space:
Circle: 60” | 152.5 cm diameter
T-Shape (Width): 60” | 152.5 cm
T-Shape (Arms): 36” | 91.4 cm
Door: 32” | 81.3 cm minimum; opens out

Split Layout

Length: 9’8” | 2.95 m
Width: 5’4” | 1.63 m
Area: 52 ft2 | 4.8 m2

Side Layout
Length: 8’4” | 2.54 m
Width: 6’10” | 2.08 m
Area: 53 ft2 | 4.9 m2

Accessible bathrooms are bathroom layouts designed based on the use and access requirements of wheelchair users. Requiring enough internal clear floor space for a wheelchair to make a 180° turn, accessible bathrooms must have either a 60” | 152.5 cm diameter turning circle or a T-shaped turning space located within a 60” | 152.5 cm square with a minimum of 36” | 91.4 cm wide arms. Doors should have a minimum width of 32” | 81.3 cm and cannot swing into the required clear space of the accessible bathroom. Clear floor spaces at fixtures and entry routes are allowed to overlap with the wheelchair turning space. Similar to other bathroom designs, accessible bathrooms have multiple layouts differentiated based on split or side fixtures and vary in size with minimal lengths between 8’4”-9’8” | 2.54-2.95 m and widths in the range of 5’4”-6’10” | 1.63-2.08 m.

Consult local building codes for accessibility requirements.
Overall bathroom sizes will vary based on the actual dimensions of bathroom fixtures.

Dimensioned drawings of layouts for accessible bathrooms with center and corner entries

Accessible bathrooms are bathroom layouts designed based on the use and access requirements of wheelchair users. Requiring enough internal clear floor space for a wheelchair to make a 180° turn, accessible bathrooms must have either a 60” | 152.5 cm diameter turning circle or a T-shaped turning space located within a 60” | 152.5 cm square with a minimum of 36” | 91.4 cm wide arms. Doors should have a minimum width of 32” | 81.3 cm and cannot swing into the required clear space of the accessible bathroom. Clear floor spaces at fixtures and entry routes are allowed to overlap with the wheelchair turning space. Similar to other bathroom designs, accessible bathrooms have multiple layouts differentiated based on split or side fixtures and vary in size with minimal lengths between 8’4”-9’8” | 2.54-2.95 m and widths in the range of 5’4”-6’10” | 1.63-2.08 m.

Consult local building codes for accessibility requirements.
Overall bathroom sizes will vary based on the actual dimensions of bathroom fixtures.

Drawings include:
Accessible Bathroom (Split) plan, Accessible Bathroom (Side) plan, Accessible clear floor space diagram

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