Bathroom for the disabled

While selecting proper fittings, it is vital to remember about the disabled and the elderly. An adjusted bathroom needs to have a larger surface area (wheelchair manoeuvring area – a square of 1.5 m side).
While providing for the comfort and convenience of a disabled person using a bathroom, one must remember that:
The height of the toilet seat must be adjusted to the wheelchair height, i.e. 48 cm.
The basin must be installed lower than the standard height (85 cm) and equipped with a longer tap and tilted mirror.
The shower tray must be profiled, with a rim up to 2 cm and folded stool.
The bathroom floor must not be slippery. Rough or slightly corrugated tiles are the best choice.
An emergency pull string should be installed at around 80 cm above the floor; the accessory is necessary in cases of da aisabled person fainting or collapsing.
The bathroom needs to be equipped with handrails – fixed, tilted or mounted. Their selection depends on the shape and size of the room. Installing 2 handrails next to the toilet bowl and 2 next to the basin is a standard.
Check the attestations when buying the equipment. Not every handrail has them. The most important element when buying the handrails is a proper installation system and easy-to-clean properties.
The text derives from the article of L. Szwaba "Does tourist accommodation require categorisation?"