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Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre accessibility

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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

  • 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 2nd floor
  • 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)
  • Fire alarms have audible & visual (flashing light) signals
  • Barrier-free path of travel through corridor to:
    • Change Rooms
    • Note: hallway to women's change room is 930 mm wide by bench and shoe rack
    • Female Change Room: width within is at least 920 mm, no power operated door
    • Male Change Room: width within is at least 920 mm, no power operated door
    • Universal Change Room:
      • (1) private, barrier-free change room equipped with roll-in shower (no hand-held shower head), grab bars & shower seat, no power operated door
    • 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
    • Vending machine in lobby
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