Designers have struggled for decades with the problem of developing a genuinely inclusive restroom that makes all users feel safe and comfortable. A recent study by IA Interior Architects, which asked 1,500 U.S. workers their opinions on restroom space and comfort, has provided valuable new data.
Inclusive design creates an environment where all visitors feel welcome and valued as guests and customers, no matter their abilities. Read on to learn how you can better accommodate the 1 billion people currently living with disabilities.
Inclusive design means making a space feel welcoming for all people. How is this different from, say, designing gender-neutral bathrooms? Inclusive design goes further. It improves bathroom efficiency and reduces wait times because each stall is available to any person looking to use it, regardless of age, gender, and ability.