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Foothills Aquatic 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

  • 2 designated accessible parking spaces
  • 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

Washrooms

  • Universal ‘single use washroom’ in lobby
    • No power operated door
    • Centre line of toilet is positioned too far from side wall
    • Horizontal grab bar is 900 mm long
  • Female Change Room – barrier-free stall
  • Male Change Room – barrier-free stall

Interior building elements

  • 1 floor/level in facility
  • Reception counter has a counter induction hearing loop
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 - 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Barrier-free path of travel through corridor to:
    • Change Rooms
    • Barrier-free Female Change Room:
      • Equipped with accessible private change cubicle, bench, lockers, barrier-free washroom & shower (no hand held shower head)
      • Narrowest width to the pool is 900 mm
    • Barrier-free Male Change Room:
      • Equipped with accessible private change cubicle, bench, lockers, barrier-free washroom & shower (no hand held shower head)
      • Narrowest width to the pool is 850 mm
    • Pool deck

    • A water wheelchair is available to provide access from the change room to the pool deck.
    • Colour contrast edging around the pool
    • Aquatic wheelchair available - rated at 350 lbs.
    • Pool Access (water entry/exit):
      • Slopping ladder for deep water pool basin
      • Portable stairs with handrails for the lane swim pool basin
      • Vertical ladder
    • Vending machine in lobby