How To Build A Wheelchair Accessible Shower

These showers can be called accessible showers or handicap showers. This facility should not have any barriers that could prevent people with disabilities due to handicaps, illnesses, or birth defects from accessing it.

If you are the administrator or owner of a facility that may be used by persons with motor disabilities, it is important to know that you can be required to install an ADA bathroom having folding shower seat and other necessary equipment. ADA showers can be used by anyone with motor impairment, especially those in wheelchairs.

Named after the 1990 American legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the name derives its origins. This law required that public institutions provide handicap showers to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Roll-in showers are for people who use wheelchairs.

The floors of classic shower cabins slope towards the central drainage. Because of its design, people with disabilities may have difficulty moving in the cabin with their wheelchairs. They also run the risk of becoming trapped in the shower pan. Accessible showers, on the other side, should be easy to use and enable people with disabilities to move freely out of the shower pan when they're done.

Wheelchair-accessible showers need to have a floor that is sloped at a gentle gradient, as close as possible to horizontal. This is the universal design concept. It states that objects should be accessible to all people, disabled or not.