Ask an Expert – January 2023 – What Makes a Bathroom Accessible?

Donna Jodhan, a woman with short dark hair and glasses, sits at a table with a laptop in front of her.

Before you say no or turn thumbs down on these suggestions; consider these thoughts.
You can definitely increase your revenue and reduce both your internal and external costs and here’s how.

Take it from me! I have been an accessibility awareness consultant and advisor since 1998 and I continue to help companies to increase their revenues, reduce their costs, and reach hidden consumer markets!

Now as a sight loss coach I am helping consumers with sight loss to become more aware of their environment and their requirements, and this is helping companies to have a better understanding of how they need to plan and execute their initiatives.

My feature for this month is aimed at helping hotels and guest houses to make their bathrooms more accessible and now with more seniors and persons with disabilities traveling, it is even more important to ensure that your bathroom is is accessible and usable as possible.

So what are some of the features and htings that you need to bear in mind?

  • That your bath tub is easy to navigate; hand rails on the walls of your tub and that they are easy to find.
  • A slip mat on the bottom of your tub so that it is not easy for persons to slip and fall.
  • Taps that are easy to turn on.
  • If doors to the tub are being used, that they are easy to open and close.
  • Wash basins are easy to navigate and that there is enough counter space.
  • That the toilet is easy to navigate and easy to reach.
  • Light switches are easy to reach.

This should be a good start.

To contact me please send an email to!
I’m Donna J. Jodhan (award-winning sight loss coach and accessibility advisor)

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