ADA steel picnic tables are available in multiple construction styles and sizes. They are constructed in a way that allows a wheelchair-bound user to pull directly up to the edge of the table during use. Tables like the rectangular style above can be modified so that one end extends out as an overhang. This will allow a disabled person to pull her or his chair partly beneath the tabletop and sit comfortably while eating. Other styles with square, oval, or circular table tops are made with only three bench seats. This creates an opening with plenty of leg room beneath the tabletop and also plenty of room on either side of a wheelchair-bound user.
Furniture4Outdoors offers this wide variety of options because many of competitors only carry ADA steel picnic tables that meet the minimum requirements for wheelchair accessibility. Their offerings only focus on tabletop height for wheelchair clearance. However, there are several more factors that must be considered when buying ADA steel picnic tables.
• There must be clear ground space measuring 30 inches by 48 inches, and the table must have at least 1 unobstructed side that allows a wheelchair-bound user to move to and from the table without impediment.
• There should be 36″ of clear ground space around the table, measuring from the back of the bench seats.
• Clearance for knees and legs should measure 17-25 inches in depth, 30 inches in width, and 27 inches in height.
Taking these factors into account will ensure not only compliance but true comfort for wheelchair-bound guests.
Thanks to the fact that fabricate ADA steel picnic tables in six major design styles, it is possible to meet all of these compliance codes and still preserve the desired aesthetic for your facility. Our fabrication process, ADA steel picnic tables can blend remarkably well with surrounding park amenities, building architecture, and landscaping. Great care is taken to preserve the overall appearance of the table itself. Typically facilities will install at least 1 ADA model in a configuration to accommodate persons in wheelchairs or other disabilities. We recommend that ADA tables be installed in positions closest to parking areas or sidewalks so that disabled persons using the table do not have to travel very far through grassy areas.
If you have any questions about compliance, talk to one of our installers here at Furniture4Outdoors. All of them have years of experience working with ADA compliance steel picnic tables and will be happy to guide you to the best model(s) for your next project. Call today.