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What is the layout for a handicap bathroom stall?

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ADA-approved handicap bathroom stalls are 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep. The door swings out to make it easier for those in a wheelchair to navigate. Inside, there is a spacious area for wheelchair access. Positioned on the wall behind and beside the toilet are safety bars used to help a person transfer from a wheelchair to the toilet. Appropriately placed toilet paper, paper towel holders and lowered sinks are also available inside the stall.

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Handicap bathroom stalls have T-shaped spaces meant for wheelchair turnarounds. This 60-inch by 60-inch space allows for both 180-degree turns and U-turns within the stall.

Outward swinging doors are fitted with large pull bars on the inside of the doors. This bar makes it easier for individuals in wheelchairs to close the stall doors. These doors are typically mounted on spring hinges to make closing them easier.

Handicap bathroom stalls that feature urinals can meet ADA standards with either stall- or wall-hung options. The urinal is required to have a longer rim positioned no higher than 17 inches from the floor. The urinal's flush mechanism can be placed no higher than 44 inches from the floor. The floor space in front of the urinal must provide 30 inches by 48 inches of clear space.

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