Texas Accessibility Standards: Accessible Elements and Space
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(1) Accessible shower stalls shall comply with 4.21.
(2) For mounting heights in schools and other facilities used primarily by children see
4.21.2 Size and Clearances. Except as specified in 9.1.2, shower stall size and clear floor space shall
comply with Fig. 35(a) or 35(b). The shower stall in Fig. 35(a) shall be 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by
915 mm). Shower stalls required by 9.1.2 shall comply with Fig. 57(a) or 57(b). The shower stall in
Fig. 35(b) will fit into the space required for a bathtub.
4.21.3 Seat. A seat shall be provided in shower stalls 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by 915 mm) and shall
be as shown in Fig. 36. The seat shall be mounted 17 in to 19 in (430 mm to 485 mm) from the
bathroom floor and shall extend the full depth of the stall. In a 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by 915 mm)
shower stall, the seat shall be on the wall opposite the controls. Where a fixed seat is provided in a 30
in by 60 in minimum (760 mm by 1525 mm) shower stall, it shall be a folding type and shall be
mounted on the wall adjacent to the controls as shown in Fig. 57. The structural strength of seats and
their attachments shall comply with 4.26.3.
4.21.4 Grab Bars. Grab bars complying with 4.26 shall be provided as shown in Fig. 37.
4.21.5 Controls. Faucets and other controls complying with 4.27.4 shall be located as shown in Fig.
37. In shower stalls 36 in by 36 in (915 mm by 915 mm), all controls, faucets, and the shower unit
shall be mounted on the side wall opposite the seat.
4.21.6 Shower Unit. A shower spray unit with a hose at least 60 in (1525 mm) long that can be used
both as a fixed shower head and as a hand-held shower shall be provided. In a 36 in by 36 in (915
mm by 915 mm) shower stall the mounting device for the hand-held shower head shall comply with
4.2.5 Forward Reach. In a 30 in by 60 in minimum (760