Accessibility in bathrooms is about creating a safe space that incorporates enough room for the necessary features to be used by everyone.
Every day, millions of people consider accessibility when determining which business to visit. Building Better Bathrooms will guide you through design criteria for each primary accessible component of a washroom and changeroom.
NOT SURE WHERE TO START?
Weʼve put together this checklist to help you plan your next renovation!
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Best-selling author and accessibility strategist Julie Sawchuk combines her professional and personal experiences with accessibility and education; helping people design and build the best, most accessible, space possible. She has worked on a variety of projects including libraries, recreation centres, apartments, restaurants, small town shops, single family homes and even international airports.
Julie also teaches the program Building Without Barriers, the online platform for Accessible Design & Construction. Find Julie at www.juliesawchuk.ca
When you work with Julie, you will enlighten your team, inform your designs and build without barriers.
Author, B.Sc., B.Ed., RHFAC
Samantha Proulx (Certified Engineering Technologist and Principal of ABE Factors) is a Leading Technical Accessibility Specialist and Inter- Provincially Trained Building Code Consultant with a decade’s worth of experience. She educates and works alongside design industry professionals and property management companies alike on how to create and maintain built environments that can be entered, experienced, and exited safely by everyone. Public, private, small or complex, building or product, she helps connect the dots between technical compliance and people-oriented design so that we can live our best life, anywhere.
Samantha founded ABE Factors Inc. (Accessible Built Environment Factors) in 2018, a firm dedicated to technical accessibility consulting, auditing and education. Head over to www.abefactors.com and get your accessibility together, because, as Samantha likes to say, “Together, we can empower people through the built environment to maximize human performance.”
C.E.T., RHFAC, BCIN
Jane believes that everyone has the right to be able to use and enjoy all aspects of the built environment. As the founder and principal of Kuno Architecture Inc., based in Vancouver, she specializes in accessible, inclusive and universal design.Jane sees each residential and commercial project as an opportunity to find creative ways to celebrate and embrace accessibility without sacrificing design. While maintaining a strong focus on research and experimentation, Jane uses materials and fixtures that create access without the look and feel being institutional.
Jane’s eye for combining design and access has led her to be the go-to architect for single and multi-family residential clients who need access and wish to stay together. Be in touch with Jane as you start to plan your next project and do it right from the ground up www.kunoarchitecture.com/