At least one accessible ablution unit shall be available in each ablution room.


Electronic or sensor faucets shall be installed in ablution areas to facilitate its use and to reduce water waste.


In addition to the dimensions and characteristics of the accessible sink described in section 5.17, ablution units shall meet the following requirements:

1. It shall be linked to an accessible path and shall be the closest to the entrance door.

2. Two horizontal grab bars, one in each side of the sink, shall be mounted at a height between 700 mm and 800 mm and have a support length, equal to the length of the

3. A bidet shower system, soap and paper dispensers shall be mounted near the sink. All accessories of toilets, including the bidet shower should be mounted at a height between 700 mm and 1200 mm.

4. An approaching free space of 1200 mm width shall be provided. The pavement of this interaction space shall have a reflectance contrast with the surrounding pavement of at least 30 points LRV (Light Reflectance Value).

Full Guidance



Electronic or sensor faucets




Two horizontal bars mounted between 700 – 800mm with the same length of wash basin


All Accessories at a height between 700 – 1200mm



One accessible ablution unit linked to an accessible path. The closest from the entrance


Approaching free space of 1200mm


The approaching free space with contrast ≥30 points LRV



Provides bidet shower system, soap and paper

Glossary of Terms

Tactile pavements are textured surfaces with contrasted colour that are perceptible and identifiable by feel or cane or residual functional vision that warns or informs people with visual disabilities.

Truncated domes in a grid pattern to provide a tactile surface under feet of blind users. They are used as a used as a warning of upcoming level changes or obstacles on the course of travel.

Flat topped elongated bars in the paving surface under feet of blind people. They are used as a directional sign to assist the independent mobility of people with visual disabilities.

Pendulum test value (PTV) is a measurement of the slip resistance of a floor surface, either an external or internal floor of a building. The least slip resistance a surface material is, the more likely people may skid or trip, especially in wet conditions. In average circumstances, slip-resistance is as follows:

0-18 = very low slip-resistance.

18-25 = moderate slip-resistance.

25-36 = good slip resistance.

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a numeric scale that is used to identify how much light a colour reflects or absorbs. It is used in universal design to identify the contrast between two colours. This can help to determine if there is sufficient contrast to visually identify a feature such as a fonts on a sign, elevator call button, a handrail and other items which need to be seen by visually impaired people.

The interaction space is the space required by a person to interact with another person, furniture, appliance, machine or another element.

Tools and Templates

Accessible Toilets
Accessible Rooms

Relevant Guidance