Why argue? This sink is not accessible!!!!Posted on - Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
Sometimes in the accessibility guidelines and standards there might be figures that are vague and could be interpreted in different ways. Then there are very clear rules where there is no question what the requirements are.
Figure 31 of the ADAAG shows the clearances that are required under a lavatory or sink
There are several dimensions that let you know how much space there should be provided so that the wheelchair user can fit under the sink. Notice the 8″ min horizontal dimension from the front of the sink back towards the bowl. There is no question that this 8″ is a requirement.
I performed an inspection where this 8″ was omitted. The photo below is of the sink in question.