Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits the exclusion of people with disabilities from everyday activities, such as buying an item at the store, watching a movie in a theater or enjoying a meal at a local restaurant. The law established requirements for private businesses of all sizes. These requirements first went into effect on January 26, 1992 and continue for both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

If tables are attached to the wall or floor (fixed), then 5% of the tables (or least one if fewer than 20 are provided) must be wheelchair accessible.

Wheelchair Accessible Tables

An accessible table has a surface height of no more than 34" and no less than 28" above the floor. At least 27" of knee clearance must be provided between the floor and the underside of the table. An accessible route provides access to each accessible table and a clear floor area 30" X 48" is provided at each accessible seating location. This clear floor area extends 19" under the table to provide leg and knee clearance.
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Page added 2008 Petersen Furniture International, Inc., Updated 2014