They don’t call dogs “man’s best friend” for nothing! Your four-footed companion is happiest by your side, but that means he’s likely to get dirty along the way. Fortunately, keeping him clean is easy and accessible to everyone with Evolution Dog Wash. To make sure that all pet owners are able to access this convenient technology to keep their pets clean and happy, Evolution Dog Wash is certified ADA compliant.
What Does It Mean to Be Certified ADA Compliant?
The ADA is short for the Americans With Disabilities Act. It’s a major federal law passed in 1990 that makes it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities, physical or otherwise. This sweeping civil rights legislation is designed to make sure that everyone can work, receive government services and access public works — including everything from shopping malls to the post office.
The law requires both public and private entities to make reasonable accommodations to make sure everyone gets access to what they’re offering. In many cases, the practical application of the ADA means that new buildings need to have elevators and ramps to accommodate wheelchair users, and everything from light switches and doorknobs should be within reach. Older businesses may need to retrofit their facilities whenever practical.
A business or building that is “certified ADA compliant” has met its obligation to provide accessible facilities under the law. The Department of Justice oversees state laws and building codes to make sure they’re in compliance with the law. In turn, businesses must abide by these laws. Being “certified ADA compliant” means that a business has done its part to make sure that everyone has equal access to the building and its facilities.
Evolution Dog Wash and ADA Certification
Evolution Dog Wash meets ADA compliance standards in its design thanks to careful consideration of all working aspects of the dog bathing station. All of its work parts — including coin slots, command buttons, soap dispensers, water hoses and blow dry hoses — are positioned at less than four feet in height so that they can be reached by someone in a wheelchair. Even when the dog wash gate is closed, the controls — and the dog — are thoughtfully positioned so that they are easy to access even when reaching over the gate.
All buttons and controls are designed to be easy to use as well, meaning that nothing is too tiny to see or too difficult to grasp. No awkward pinching or twisting motions are required, which is great news for anyone with severe arthritis or other mobility challenges. It only takes one hand to wash your dog with Evolution Dog Wash, so it’s accessible to just about everyone and fully within the ADA’s requirements.
This is great news for anyone who wishes to install a professional dog bathtub on site, whether at a pet store, garage or as an amenity in a pet-friendly apartment building. When located on a level surface with three feet of clearance, Evolution Dog Wash will keep public spaces ADA compliant for customers and residents.
Have any questions about Evolution Dog Wash’s ADA certification? Want to know how you can get a dog wash for your business? To find out more about how a walk-in dog bathtub will help keep pets — and their people — happy, feel free to contact us to find out more today.