Accessible Restroom Signage

Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D.

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Accessible Restroom Signage

PCMA Convening Leaders 2023 Convention


My other observation. If you look at all the restroom signs. Turn and look at women and turn and look at men. What is the universal symbol for accessibility? It's a blue square with a person in a wheelchair. There is no evidence in any of the restrooms, that any of the restrooms are accessible. Yet all of them were. And so I said to the manager here, "you're missing out on an opportunity to communicate to me that I could go in any restroom." I've been all over the place using different ones because I'd be in the district, and I'd go to the one on the wall, and I'd go in there, and I'd go down to the breakout rooms, and I'm saying, "There's an accessible stall, accessible sinks, lower hook, plenty of space, taller toilet, sinks and towels that I can reach and knee space. Every one of them is accessible, so why don't you brag about it?" So. OK, they said that was a good idea. Just go buy some decals and put those up there. Making sense?