Accessibility

Laboratory design should include ADA adapted casework as necessary, especially in teaching laboratories. It is preferable to have an adjustable workbench to allow for individuals with a disability. Additional accomodations include:

  • A work surface that can be adjusted from 27 to 37 inches from the floor

  • A 29-inch clearance beneath the top to a depth of at least 20 inches

  • A minimum width of 36 inches to allow for leg space for a seated individual

  • The utility and equipment controls placed within easy reach

Careful coordination between the individual requiring accommodation and lab personnel is important to make sure accommodation is tailored to the individual's needs.

 

ADA

Title III Public Accommodations and Services Operated by Private Entities Sec. 303

New Construction and Alterations in Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities