Today we launch the first of 3 new publications that you can download from our links/resources page.
Guide to Accessible Toilet Standards and Equality Act Requirements.
This 17 page guide is to help raise awareness about the standards, guidelines and equality laws surrounding the provision of toilets for use by disabled people and their carers/assistants.
We hope you will find the information useful if you:
Are passionate about improving the accessibility and usefulness of toilets for disabled people through campaigns and personal discussions.
Wish to raise discussions with a business concerning a difficulty you have had accessing or using provided toilets.
Provide toilets for disabled staff, visitors, customers and volunteers – and wish to provide the highest possible standard of ‘away from home’ toilets.
Are committed to the welcoming provision of a truly accessible toilet to demonstrate your commitment to social inclusion and equality.
British Standards and AD M
When do AD M requirements apply?
What if a new toilet does not follow these standards? Types of accessible toilets Equality of toilet provision – what the law says.
Be aware of ‘compliant’ suppliers
The duty to make reasonable adjustment and AD M
Do I have to follow the solutions in AD M?
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Making adjustments
What reasonable adjustments might include.
Auxiliary aids or services
Attracting customers and improving community inclusion
Facilities on request.
Thank you to:
*AD M = Approved Document M. This is available from the official planning portal web-site [http://www.planningportal.gov.uk] for the most up to date information and documents.