Required Steps to Meet Restaurant ADA Compliance
- Vision impairments
- Hearing difficulties
- Difficulty lifting or grasping common items
To accommodate all individuals with disabilities, restaurant owners must make sure they remove all barriers that may impede someone with a disability from entering the facility or moving around inside easily.
Some other restroom requirements are:
- Proper signage
- Proper positioning of sinks, mirrors and hand dryers
- Door handles that accommodate those with difficulty turning or grasping
- Faucets that can be activated with closed fist or wrist
- Grab bars in accessible stall
- Flushing handle on open side in accessible stall
To make room for wheelchairs and walkers, the aisles in the dining area must be at least 36 inches wide, although 42 inches is ideal. Tray slides can be located no higher than 34 inches above the floor.
- Offering the use of paper and writing devices for those hard of hearing
- Large-print menus or reading the menu out loud
- Assist with walking or carrying purse, etc.
- Treating each individual as a person
It is important that restaurant owners maintain all restaurant equipment, especially those that assist with accommodation. For more information on how to get quick repairs, contact us here.