Universal Changing Tables

Universal Changing Tables, also known as adult changing tables, are essential to inclusion. They transform the lives of people with disabilities, people with complex medical needs, and the elderly by providing a safe, hygienic, and dignified space to address their restroom needs. Without these tables, people cannot go out in the community and participate in activities.

The Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services operates a Universal Changing Table lending program for the benefit of Montgomery County, Ohio residents and organizations. For information about this program, please see below.

How can I learn more about Universal Changing Tables?

Many different types of universal changing tables are available for purchase, at many price points. Before purchasing and/or installing such a table, it is important to understand the needs associated with these tables so they can be installed properly and used effectively. 

A grassroots organization called the Changing Spaces Campaign provides free guidance about:

  • Planning a universal changing station
  • Types of tables available, including price points
  • Building code information
  • Grant opportunities

For more information about these tables in Ohio and how to select and install them, contact Jennifer Corcoran via email or phone at 937-266-8035.

Universal Changing Tables Location Map

The Inspired Access Foundation has created a map that features the locations of universal changing tables throughout the United States. This map shows the location with address, a photo of the table (if available), the type of table (whether it is child-size or adult-size, height-adjustable, electric, etc.) and other relevant details.

Know of a location not represented on the map? Please use this form on the Inspired Access Foundation website to submit the information.

Our Universal Changing Table Lending Program

Montgomery County, Ohio, residents and organizations can borrow the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services' mobile, height-adjustable changing table on a first-come, first-served basis for Montgomery County events free of charge.

Requirements (subject to change):

  • A 15 day advance notification is required for use; however, 30 days is preferred.
  • Users must pick up and return table to MCBDDS in the same condition it was loaned to them no later than two days after the event; earlier if needed by another person or organization. It must be delivered to a representative of the Board at a location specified by the Board and not dropped off at the facility unattended.
  • Users must sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing that they are responsible for the table while in use, and must educate users about how to operate table (MCBDDS will provide instructions that must be posted with the table). Users will be liable for damages to the table or the theft of the table, up to and including repairs or replacement of the table.

To reserve the table, please contact changingtable@mcbdds.org or call 937-266-8035.