Outdoor public use eating areas typically include tables intended for public use. They are often found in places such as public parks, and on hospital grounds and university campuses.
Accessible outdoor public use eating areas can be achieved by providing accessible routes to eating areas and appropriate tables, as well as firm and stable ground surfaces around the tables for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids.
The requirements in this Section apply to newly constructed and redeveloped public use eating areas that are outdoors and will be maintained. These requirements do not apply to small organizations.
Requirements for the Design of Outdoor Public Use Eating Areas
- Accessible tables
- A minimum of 20% but never less than one accessible table.
- Must have knee and toe clearance underneath the table to accommodate people who use wheelchairs and other types of mobility aids.
- Level, firm and stable ground surface leading to, and under the accessible tables.
- Ground area
- Provide clear ground space around accessible tables to allow a forward approach to the tables by people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids.