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Canyon Meadows 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

  • 3 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel leads from parking lot to the entrance
    • sidewalk slope (at its steepest incline) is approx. 10%

Entrance

  • Front entrance is at ground level (no stairs)
  • Automatic sliding doors by sensor

Signage

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

Washrooms

  • 2 Universal barrier-free 'single use washrooms': (1) in lobby & (1) upstairs level
    • no power operated door
  • Female Change Room - barrier-free stall
    • no power operated door to enter change room
    • turning diameter within stall is less than 1500 mm
  • Male Change Room - barrier-free stall
    • no power operated door to enter change room
    • turning diameter within stall is less than 1500 mm

Interior building elements

  • 2 floors/levels in facility is accessed via elevator or stairs
  • Reception counter has:
    • A barrier-free section (no knee space beneath the counter)
    • A counter induction hearing loop
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 - 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Accessible drinking/water fountain(s)
  • Fire Alarms have audible & visual (flashing light) signals
  • Barrier-free path of travel through corridor to:
    • Change Rooms
    • Female Change Room: circulation within has a clear width of at least 920 mm; no power operated door
    • Male Change Room: circulation within has a clear width of at least 920 mm; no power operated door
    • Universal Change Room: circulation is narrow and no wheelchair turning radius within washroom or showers; no power operated door
    • Pool deck
    • Colour contrast edging around the pool
    • Aquatic wheelchair available - rated at 350 lbs.
    • Pool Access (water entry/exit):
      • Permanent pool lift (500 lb. capacity) for the deep water pool basin
      • Portable stairs with handrails for the lane swim pool basin
      • Vertical ladder
    • Fitness Centre
    • No power operated door
    • Group Exercise Studio
    • No power operated door
    • Multi-purpose room
    • No power operated door
    • Spectator Area
    • No power operated door
    • No designated wheelchair seating