Products labeled in our catalog with the international symbol of accessibility have been designed to meet federal ADA guidelines as described below. In addition, most base cabinets are available in 34″ height or can be adapted to meet federal guidelines. We may also be able to custom engineer a cabinet to suit your specific needs. Ask your Case Systems dealer for details.
The information here refers to federal ADA requirements only. Local and state accessibility guidelines may include additional requirements.
Casework Design Guidelines
- Worktops with cabinets below: Height is not to exceed 34″ (865mm) above finished floor.
- Work surfaces and tables: Work surface height is not to exceed 34″ (865mm) above finished floor.
- Front apron clearance must be a minimum of 29″ (735mm) above finished floor. Knee space of at least 27″ (685mm) high, 30″ (760mm) wide, and 19″ (485mm) deep must be provided.
- Built-in lavatories: See drawing below for required clearances.
Note #1: Lavatories used primarily by children ages 6 through 12 are permitted to have an apron and knee clearances (dimensions A&B) of 24″ (610mm) high minimum provided that the rim or counter surface (dimension C) is no higher than 31″ (760mm).
Note #2: Lavatories used primarily by children ages 5 and younger shall not be required to meet these clearances if clear floor space for parallel approach complies with ADA guidelines.