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Home Improvement  /  July 22, 2021

6 Key Features of Accessible Toilets

For people with limited mobility, having an accessible toilet is an absolute must. Its design features accommodate and allow them to use the toilet as safely and independently as possible. So, what is inside an accessible or wheelchair-friendly toilet? Here are six features to look for when searching for a new one:

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  1. An accessible doorway. For wheelchair users to easily roll in and out, the doorway of an accessible toilet should be wider than normal. The door should be lightweight so it can be opened with minimal effort, and there should also be no threshold blocking the entrance. Finally, the door should always open outwards so it can be easily opened during an emergency.

  2. Grab rails. Another basic feature of an accessible toilet is grab rails. These additions provide support, stability and balance for anyone moving onto the toilet.

  3. A higher toilet seat. This feature makes it easier for people with reduced mobility to stand up and sit down. It is also safer to transfer to or from a wheelchair since the seat height is modified.

  4. Easy-to-use tap. An easy-to-use tap does not require much force to be operated, which is particularly useful for people with difficulty gripping things. A lever design is preferred to a normal tap with a twistable knob.

  5. Easy-to-use bin. Similarly, an accessible toilet should have a bin that does not require too much force to operate. Instead of a foot-pedal bin, the bin should be easily used with a closed fist and large enough for multiple users.

  6. Space. Perhaps, the most important element of an accessible toilet is space. The room should be spacious enough to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Ideally, both sides of the toilet should have a space of at least 90 centimeters. The sink should also have sufficient room underneath so wheelchair users can roll right up to it.

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