DR-15 Clear Floor Area for Wheeled Mobility: Redefining the ‘common wheelchair’

by Clive D’Souza, Edward Steinfeld, Victor Paquet and Jonathan White



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Abstract: The clear floor area for wheeled mobility represents the minimum floor area required by users of wheeled mobility devices to access elements in the built environment as well as for determining the size of spaces designated for wheeled mobility users (such as on buses, seating areas in movie theaters & sports stadiums). The clear floor area width dimension also informs the minimum clearance width for successful passage through corridors, doorways and wheelchair ramps.

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Clive D’Souza, Edward Steinfeld, Victor Paquet, Jonathan White