Recently, many states like California have mandated that restaurants and other establishments make provisions for seating in dining rooms for those in wheelchairs. The spirit of these laws provides accessibility for those with limited mobility or disabilities, much like that of entrance ramps, tactile signs and other ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines.
Having ADA accessible tables not only enables a restaurant to comply with laws, but it also makes sense to provide greater access and comfort to all.
ADA Accessibility for Indoor and Outdoor Restaurant Dining
A typical cafe table with a center table base is not ADA accessible. An ADA accessible table should have legs at the table’s four corners, provide 30” clear space under the table and 36” of uninterrupted space across the side of the table. Typical sizes for ADA tables that are commonly manufactured are 36” x 36”, 30” x 48” or 32” x 48”.