The 60″ Dimension in accessible toilet roomsPosted on - Thursday, December 1st, 2022
- Turning spaces
- Passing spaces
- Manuevering clearances at some doors
- Landings at ramps
- Clearance around the toilet
- access aisle as parking spaces
304.3.2 T-Shaped Space. The turning space shall be a T-shaped space within a 60 inch (1525 mm) square minimum with arms and base 36 inches (915 mm) wide minimum. Each arm of the T shall be clear of obstructions 12 inches (305 mm) minimum in each direction and the base shall be clear of obstructions 24 inches (610 mm) minimum. The space shall be permitted to include knee and toe clearance complying with 306 only at the end of either the base or one arm.
The drawing above shows the turning space overlaping the clerances of fixtures and the door clearance can also overlap the turning space. This turning space is essentially a representation of where a person in a wheelchair could use to turn, but it is not a permanent element.
Clearance around a water closet
This image shows the clearance required for a wheelchair to transfer onto the toilet
This toilet in the picture above did not have the 60″ min. clearance around the toilet- it does have the 60″ turning space, but that is a different requirement.
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