Summer is the perfect time for hosting an outdoor event. However, organizers have more to worry about than choosing entertainers and sanitation services providers. They must also ensure that the event is accessible for everyone who might want to attend—including those who use wheelchairs or have other disabilities. The guide below offers advice for being ADA compliant.
3 Tips for Following ADA Regulations
1. Provide Parking
Compliance begins with parking. While your event might not use a formal lot, to be ADA compliant, one out of every 25 spots must be handicap accessible. These parking places should be 96 inches wide and have an adjacent access aisle of equal width. This allows for safe loading and unloading of wheelchairs. Therefore, even if you are just spray painting lines on grass, make sure to keep these dimensions in mind and to have appropriate signage.
2. Create a Seat at the Table
At least 5% of tables should be between 28” and 32” tall to allow someone to slide their wheelchair underneath and use the surface comfortably. Keep this in mind for eating and activity areas, especially. Service and customer services counters must also not be more than 36” high.
3. Don't Forget About Sanitation Services
No matter how big or small your event, people will have to go to the bathroom. When scheduling sanitation services, provide handicap accessible portable toilets so everyone can find relief. ADA rules require that 5% of all toilets in a single group be handicap accessible.
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