Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "How do I tell which is right-hand side or left-hand side?"
A. For the "L" shaped transfer benches, the short side of the "L" will either be sticking out on your left side or your right side while you're sitting on the seat. So, if you were sitting on the bench and the short side of the "L" was on your right side, you would be sitting on a right-hand side transfer seat.
Q. "What does 'ADA Compliant' mean?"
A. Complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a comprehensive civil rights act for people with disabilities. On July 26, 1990, the President signed the ADA into law as wide-ranging legislation intended to make American society more accessible to people with disabilities and to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA was built primarily due to the desire of individuals with disabilities to work toward their goal of full participation in American society, and effects the ADA may have on businesses include restructuring or altering the layout of a building, modifying equipment, and removing barriers.
Q. "I'm not disabled, simply getting older. Do I need ADA compliant items?"
A. Not specifically, but the qualities of an ADA compliant item are beneficial to everyone. ADA compliant products ensure that the item, if installed per manufacturer specifications, will hold a certain amount of weight, be within certain dimensions, and perform in a certain manner to allow universal accessibility.