What is the difference between Ambulant and Accessible facilities?

Ambulant toilets are specifically designed for those with ambulant disabilities that do not require the extra space that is provided by Accessible toilets. Primarily, they are for those that do not require the use of a wheelchair, for example, those with sensory loss, arthritis or require the use of a walking frame.

Accessible toilets are specifically designed to provide enough space to accommodate wheelchair access and assistance when transferring from wheelchair to toilet. Accessible toilets include features such as lower mirrors and washbasins, contrasting toilet seat colour, grab rails and braille signage.

Refer to “General Requirements for Access” printable document which details the specifications in regard to Ambulant and Accessible facility requirements, including fixture and fittings, minimum clearances and door latch requirements.