Low-height, ADA-compliant urinals

Didrik Pinte is visiting Enthought this week from Brussels, and he posed a great question about the urinals in our bathroom: “Why is one of the urinals so low?” A little bit of Googling revealed this gem: Plumbing Fixtures ADA guide

But that’s doesn’t really answer the question; why would be the ADA stipulate that “accessible” urinals be no more than 17″ off the ground? Are handi-capable men expected to aim a ballistic stream from a seated position?

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