Building for Everyone Series :: 5. Sanitary Facilities

The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design is a group based in Ireland that was established by the National Disability Authority as a place to educate and raise awareness of universal design for an environment to be accessible, understood, and used by all people, regardless of size, age, or disability.

The have published a series of guides called "Building for Everyone: A Universal Design Approach." This series provides a comprehensive best practice guide for how to design, build, and manage spaces so they may be easily accessible for all people.

Section five, "Sanitary Facilities" provides recommendations for unisex and single sex toilets, showers, and changing areas, and more detailed issues including grab rails, dispensers, heating, lighting, surfaces, and waste disposal.  Click here for a free download of this guide.