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Foothills Aquatic 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

  • 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

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

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
    • 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
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