TITLE

Barrier-Free Bathrooms

AUTHOR(S)
WEINSTEIN, LARRY
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
PN;May2010, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers suggestions for barrier-free bathrooms for people with disabilities or older adults having impaired balance and mobility. It states that the entry door should be at least 34 inches wide and have lever handles. It suggests to use Vinyl sheet flooring products which are easy to maintain. It highlights the importance of lighting and ventilation in the bathrooms. It also suggests to use portable mirrors, as people using wheelchairs cannot get close to a wall-mounted mirror.
ACCESSION #
48983446

 

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