Des Plaines, Ill. — Chicago Faucets announces the release of a white paper, “How Faucets Contribute to Meeting Accessibility Design Challenges in the Restroom,” which discusses and clarifies the many dimensions to consider when designing accessible restroom compartments in a public restroom.
The white paper reviews the two primary sources for accessibility information: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and The Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ICC/ANSI A117.1). Further emphasis is given on a wheelchair accessible sink and counter, focusing on the faucet criteria.
The white paper recommends possible faucet solutions for a variety of situations. Although design solutions should allow for common usage by people with a limited range of motion, nothing in the standard requirements prevents the use of designs, products, or technologies as alternatives to those prescribed, provided they result in substantially equivalent or greater accessibility and usability.
To help you navigate through your ADA Restroom faucet criteria, download a PDF of the Chicago Faucets How Faucets Contribute to Meeting Accessibility Design Challenges in the Restroom white paper at http://www.chicagofaucets.com/pdf/CF2078.pdf
The Chicago Faucet Company is part of the Geberit Group, a European market leader and global provider of sanitary technology. Since 1901, The Chicago Faucet Company, located in Des Plaines, Illinois, has offered commercial and residential products built to stand the test of time. A combination of the best engineering, finest materials and quality workmanship has made Chicago Faucets the specified choice in many of the finest building projects throughout North America.
As European market leader, the Geberit Group is a global provider in the area of plumbing technology with sales of CHF 2.4 billion and about 6,300 employees in 41 countries worldwide.