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Accessible Toilet Grab Bar Spacing – 2010 ADA / 2012 TAS

Something to keep in mind when locating and installing “associated” dispensers, small purse shelves, or sanitary napkin disposals for accessible toilets, is the required spacing for the grab bars.

While all of these elements have specific technical requirements for where they can be located, it does not directly mention their proximity to grab bars.

The most common location we see for placement of these accessible elements is the side wall perpendicular to the toilet.

TAS requires that any projecting object above grab bars have at least 12” minimum of space between it and the object. Additionally, any projecting object below grab bars must have at least 1 ½” minimum of space between it and the object.

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Figure 609.3 Spacing of Grab Bars

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