ADA Mirror Requirements

Note: Please note that these are the ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities as amended through September, 2002. These guidelines have been superceded by the ADA and ABA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities as published in the Federal Register July 23, 2004 and amended August 5, 2005. To view the most recent guidelines, click here.

Lavatory Clearances

 

4.19.6* Mirrors. Mirrors shall be mounted with the bottom edge of the reflecting surface no higher than 40 in (1015 mm) above the finish floor (see image above).  

Mirrors. If mirrors are to be used by both ambulatory people and wheelchair users, then they must be at least 74 in (1880 mm) high at their topmost edge. A single full length mirror can accommodate all people, including children. Clear floor space for a forward approach 30 by 48 inches (760 mm by 1220 mm) should be provided in front of full length mirrors. Doors should not swing into this clear floor space. Mirrors provided above lavatories designed for children should be mounted with the bottom edge of the reflecting surface no higher than 34 inches (865 mm) above the finish floor or at the lowest mounting height permitted by fixtures and related elements.