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ADAAG Manual

Note: This document, portion of document or referenced document was published prior to the 2010 ADA Standards, and is still applicable.

Counters and Bars [5.2]

A "portion" of counters where food or drink is consumed must be accessible or service must be available at accessible tables in the same area. Counters where food or drink is sold or distributed but not consumed can be treated as sales and service counters, which are addressed in 7.2.

Types of Counters Maximum Height Minimum Length Knee Clearance (forward approach)
Dining/Bars (service) 34 in 60 in  required
Dining/Bars (no service) 34 in not specified (consider 60 in) required
Food Service (tray slides) 34 in full length optional
Sales/Service 36 in 36 in optional


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