ADA-Compliant Refrigerators

GE refrigerator models that meet ADA Regulations feature controls that are positioned within arm's reach (between 15 and 48 inches above floor) and allow one-hand operation. Shelves in our top-freezer refrigerator models are also accessible: fifty percent of freezer and all fresh food space are within reach range.

GE ADA-Compliant Refrigerators

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ADA-Compliance Requirements

To be considered ADA-compliant, GE top-freezer refrigerators must meet the following requirements:

  • 100% of the fresh food space below 54 inches
  • 50% of the freezer space below 54 inches
  • Controls must:
    • Be below 54 inches
    • Be operable with one hand and not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist
    • Require force of less than 5 lbs to activate

To be considered ADA-compliant, GE side-by-side refrigerators must meet the following requirements:

  • Controls must:
    • Allow parallel approach by a person in a wheelchair with maximum high side reach of 54 inches for operation
    • Be operable with one hand and not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist
    • Require force of less than 5 lbs to activate
ADA-Compliant Refrigerators