California is known for her strict ADA Compliance Laws. As of 2017, a new law has been put into action. Many people do not know this or if they do, they don’t know what it entails. So here’s the rundown:
First of all, it is required that ALL public restrooms in California have a wall sign with tactile text and braille as well as a CA Title 24 geometric door sign with the exception of a few special cases. But besides this, the All Gender Laws require that single occupancy restrooms with an exterior locking door be all gender, not men’s and woman’s. This is true even if there are two separate rooms in the same complex or even right next to each other. These all gender restrooms also have to have their wall sign and door sign.
Many people will recognize this door sign. It is the circle with the triangle on top. Sometimes there will be pictograms or text and other times not as it is not required. When there are pictograms, it is usually a man and a woman or a single pictogram that is half man and half woman. The text will usually say “All Gender”, “Unisex” or just good ol’ “Restroom”. But of course, as with all geometrics, these are stylistic choices.
Just remember: A Toilet for One is a Toilet for All