No one knows everything there is to know. This even comes down to specific occupations. While I might not know for sure if a specific sign is legal I know enough to ask questions, that leads me to better questions and to great answers.
A Doctor sent this picture of a sign he saw in a restaurant. The moment I saw this sign I questioned the legality of the sign and the explanation. Visual Solution Group simply wouldn’t print and post this sign without an approval from either an Engineer or a County Health Inspector. Tell us what you think and how you read this…
Restroom Accessibility and Equipment: Restrooms for customers must be accessible to handicapped persons and equipped to be used by individuals in wheelchairs. The federal American Disabilities Act is the governing law for this. Facilities for the disabled must be clearly labeled. They must have special amenities such as level or ramp access, wider doors, and handrails. They may be separate or combined; a multi-stall facility, for instance, can have a single handicap-access stall, but separate access facilities are required for men and women. Where Restrooms can be Located: Customer restrooms must have direct and easy access from the dining or receiving area. They cannot be in basements or back rooms, and customers must not pass through kitchens or food storage or preparation areas to reach restrooms. Facilities must be clearly marked with directions if needed. Individual stall or restroom doors should be lockable. Exceptions to Restroom Rules: There are some exceptions for very small businesses. In some jurisdictions, a restaurant with less than 1,200 square feet of space that accommodates no more than 20 employees and customers at one time may have a single unisex restroom, so long as it is handicap-accessible. Local regulations can vary on this, so it is important to clarify with a health inspector.
This may be a close call. In Baseball it’s a case to tie goes to the runner… in this case the disabled person is the runner and rightfully so they prevail and the sign may lead to fines or even and lawsuit. Never assume the way we used to do things or want to do things is the way we should do things!
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