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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
  • Female Change Room – barrier-free stall
    • no power operated door to enter change room
    • turning diameter is less than 1500 mm
    • no grab bars
  • Male Change Room – barrier-free stall 
    • no power operated door to enter change room
    • turning diameter is less than 1500 mm
    • no grab bars

Interior building elements
A water wheelchair is available to provide access from the change room to the pool deck.
A water wheelchair is available to provide access from the change room to the pool deck.

  • 1 floor/level in facility
  • 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
      • Width within female change room is at least 920 mm; change room doorway width is 770 mm and no power operated door
      • Narrowest width within male change room is 890 mm; no power operated door
    • Vending machine in lobby
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Means of water entry/exit from pool:
    • Portable stairs with handrails
    • Vertical ladder
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool