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Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre accessibility

 
Accessibility
 
Please note: Calgary Recreation is improving accessibility in facilities whenever upgrades are done. Levels of accessibility vary according to when our facilities were built and when major renovations were completed, so not all parts of the facility may be “accessible for all”. This information indicates the parts of the facility that are barrier-free and is provided to help customer(s) with a disability find a facility that can meet their particular sensory or mobility needs.

Parking

  • 6 designated accessible parking spaces (2 in parking lot & 4 along street)
  • Accessible path of travel leads from parking lot to the entrance

Entrance

  • Front entrance is at ground level (no stairs)
  • Push plate/button opens door

Signage

  • International symbol of accessibility identifies barrier-free areas of facility

Washrooms

  • Universal ‘single use washroom’ in lobby
    • no power operated door
    • centre line of toilet is positioned too close to side wall 
  • Universal ‘single use washroom’ upstairs
    • no power operated door
    • centre line of toilet is positioned too far from side wall  
    • no wheelchair manoeuvring space beside toilet
    • no grab bars
  • Female Change Room – barrier-free stall
    • turning diameter is less than 1500 mm
  • Male Change Room – barrier-free stall 
    • turning diameter is less than 1500 mm

Interior building elements

  • 2 floors/levels in facility is accessed via stairs
    • Fitness Centre, Multi-purpose room/group exercise studio, Spectator area & a washroom are on the 2nd floor
  • Reception counter has a lowered section
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 and 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Continuous accessible path of travel (public corridor is at least 1100 mm wide) to:
    • Pool deck and pool area
      • note: hallway to women’s change room by bench and shoe rack is 930 mm wide
      • Width within female change room is at least 920 mm; no power operated door
      • Width within male change room is at least 920 mm; no power operated door
    • Vending machine in lobby
  • Universal / Assisted Change Room:
    • Roll-in shower with no lip
    • Grab bars
    • Shower seat
  • Means of water entry/exit from pool:
    • Portable stairs with handrails
    • Vertical ladder
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Alarm system with audible & flashing light