Baby Changing Stations and Accessible Restrooms: Guidelines for Compliance
Baby changing stations are perfectly compatible with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when installed according to a few basic guidelines. This post will outline some handy steps to ensure that those with physical challenges can safely and effectively use your diaper changing facilities.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a high-level introduction to the topic. You should direct any specific questions you may have to an ADA-compliance specialist or other qualified professional.
Quick Facts About the ADA
The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in 1990, forbids private employers, government agencies, employment services, and unions from discriminating against persons with physical or mental handicaps in terms of employment. It also requires certain types of private and public entities to make “reasonable accommodations” for these same individuals.
Owners and managers of publicly accessible facilities are tasked with ensuring compliance with the ADA. Some of these strictures are more exacting than others. For example, the ADA lays down firm guidelines for restroom fixtures such as toilet stalls and washroom basins. Rules for baby changing stations, however, are more flexible.
Baby Changing Stations and the ADA
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