Handicapped Showers No More

by on December 11, 2017

Why We Choose to Use the Term Accessible

Up until a few decades ago, “handicap” was the term of choice to describe bathrooms designed for people with disabilities.

But when the Americans with Disabilities Act passed in 1990, the word handicap was discarded entirely. In the design industry, professionals started to shift their focus to concepts such as accessibility, universal design and aging-in-place.