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Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre accessibility

  

Please note: We are working to improve access so that everyone feels like they belong and can use our services. Access is worked on during the planning, design and construction of projects. While much has been accomplished, it is acknowledged that more remains to be done to improve access. Not all parts of the facility may be "accessible for all". So ONLY the areas of the building that are barrier-free are listed on this webpage. See the detailed description to know whether your access needs will be met before you go.​

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

Signage

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

Washrooms

  • Universal ‘single use washroom’ in lobby
    • no power operated door
  • Female Change Room – barrier-free stall
    • door width is 770 mm
    • turning diameter is less than 1500 mm
    • centre line of toilet is positioned too close to side wall
  • Male Change Room – barrier-free stall
    • centre line of toilet is positioned too close to side wall

Interior building elements

  • 1 floor/level in facility
  • Reception counter has:
    • A barrier-free section
    • 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
    • Note: public corridor to change rooms is 1000 mm wide by a bench and shoe rack
    • Female Change Room: narrowest width within is 880 mm
    • Male Change Room: circulation within has a clear width of at least 920 mm
    • Pool deck
    • Colour contrast edging around the pool
    • Aquatic wheelchair available - rated at 350 lbs.
    • Pool Access (water entry/exit):
      • Portable stairs with handrails
      • Vertical ladder
    • Group Exercise Studio
    • Double doors - clear width when both doors are open; no power operated door
    • Multi-purpose Room
    • Public corridor to multi-purpose room is 1000 mm wide; no power operated door
    • Spectator Area & Vending machine in corridor
    • No power operated door
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