About four months ago, I had two days of meetings in another building on campus. No one I asked could remember seeing an accessible restroom, so I wound up searching just about every floor before finding something barely usable.
Afterwards, I sent an email to our facilities department, asking if there was a list of accessible restrooms.
There wasn’t, but today there is. Today I was presented with a report showing every building, every floor, every restroom on campus rated from 1-4:
1 – Meets ADA standards
2 – Meets basic accessibility checklist
3 – Has accessible stall with grab bars
4 – Does not meet one or more critical requirements
The sad news, of course, is that 80-90% of the restrooms on the list are rated 4. But the fact that this survey was done at all, and that the Director of Facilities tells me this gives him the information he needs to begin budgeting for restroom upgrades starting next year – what a tremendous way to do the Right Thing!