The Americans with Disabilities Act defines the standard wheelchair width as 26 inches, according to the ADA website, although actual wheelchair models may vary from 24 to 27 inches. The ADA requires that doors for wheel... More »

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Doorways need to be a minimum of 32 inches wide and offer a straight-in approach to accommodate most wheelchairs. Narrow entryways and doors that are located in hallways and other cramped spaces should be 36 inches in wi... More »

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The door width requirement for single wheelchair access is 32 inches, as noted by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The minimum door width for two wheelchairs to pass is 60 inches. The minimum amount of space required... More »

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The width of a standard, manual, adult-sized wheelchair is 26 inches at the rear wheels, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act website. The width between each footrest is 18 inches. More »

Whether someone is building a new bathroom or remodeling one, the most inexpensive and time effective way to make one ADA compliant is to go to the ADA.gov (Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disa... More »

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ADA-compliant refers to adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a set of laws that provide people with disabilities with equal opportunities. The ADA was signed into law in 1990, according to the Departme... More »

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The Americans for Disabilities Act creates technical access guidelines most businesses, churches, schools and other organizations must follow, according to the United States Access Board. ADA standards ensure handicapped... More »

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