8 inches in height.
Ada kitchen upper cabinet height. Look for model numbers in blue to find cabinets that comply with ada projection requirements. With the standard upper cabinet 30 inches tall and 12 inches deep a 5 ft. Although more costly electric powered adjustable cabinets which lower and raise the cabinet height with a touch of a button allows the cabinets to become accessible to all users.
Ada states that at least 50 of the shelf space is to be within reach range and as we know this would depend upon whether it is forward or side reach. The kitchen work surface shall be 34 inches 865 mm maximum above the finish floor or ground. Jl offers a wide range of cabinet choices that meet ada guidelines.
For both the minimum height is 15 aff and for side reach we can not reach across a counter higher than 34. These distances are shown to be ergonomically practical for anyone over 4 feet tall and optimal for an average user 5 ft. A clear floor space of 48 inches by 30 inches positioned for either a parallel or a forward approach is required to be provided at all kitchen cabinets.
Ada kitchen upper cabinets requirements. The 8 inch user will be able to reach all shelves without a step stool. Cabinets with the number 2 as the fourth character of the model number such as 1012.
Kitchen wall cabinets for lower cost option cabinets can be lowered to meet individual users needs. A counter that is adjustable to provide a kitchen work surface at variable heights 29 inches 735 mm minimum and 36 inches 915 mm maximum shall be permitted. However reach ranges for shelving is not specified.
All appliances must have a clear floor space of 30 inches by 48 inches positioned for forward or parallel approach. The fifth element of an accessible kitchen is the appliances. Ada kitchen upper cabinets requirements 2020.
The ease of their use should be tested by trying to work their controls with a closed fist.