ADA standards for protruding drinking fountains

By Joanne Benz

The United States Access Board is an independent federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.  The Board is made up of twelve representatives from many federal department and another thirteen are members of the public appointed by the and the majority of whom must have a disability.  The Board develops and maintains design criteria for everything people encounter in their day to day lives. One guideline that Haws is most interested in is the Standard for Protruding Objects because there are guidelines in this Standard for drinking fountains.

Watch the video and pay close attentions around minute 4.

Free Webinar: ADA Compliance for Drinking Fountains


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that those with disabilities have equal access to facilities including wheelchair access to hydration products such as drinking fountains and bottle fillers.

This 1-hour webinar will take you through the important dimensional requirements to know when designing a building or installing/retrofitting all types of hydration equipment.

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PRESENTERS: Lex Klees, Sales Director, Western U.S.
                                Justin Dunn, Product Specialist/Trainer

DATE:                Monday, April 2nd, 2018

TIME:                 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET


Attend and receive a certificate of attendance to submit for education credits.