Is there a waiver for minor dimensional oversights?

If the handrail on the side of the toilet is 30 inches in lieu of 42 inches, caused by a door location conflict what process can we use to modify the ADA dimensional requirements? Is there a waiver of such a minor dimensional oversight?

— Connie M.



There is no provision for a waiver of the ADA Standards. It is a civil rights law and one cannot discriminate. The only option is to relocate the door.


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– Brad

Brad Gaskins