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Accessibility for the Disabled - A Design Manual for a Barrier Free Environment
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ANTHROPOMETRICS  (part 2 of 2)

Field of Vision

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Pathway dimensions

  Visually impaired person using a long white cane.

Visually impaired person using a long white cane. 1.20 m width.

Person on wheelchair. 0.75 m width.

Person using a cane

Person using a cane. 0.70 width.

Persons using crutches

Person using crutches. 0.90 m width.

Detectable path dimension

Detectable path dimension. 0.90 to 1.50 m ahead.

Person on wheechair assisted by another person. 1.75 m front to back.

Path shared by person on wheelchair and enabled person. 1.20 m width.

Path shared by two wheelchair users in opposite directions.  1.50 m width.

Person pushing a carriage. 1.90 m front to back.

Path shared by persons and carriages. 1.20 m width.


Fig. 9

Wheelchair maneuvering space

Wheelchair maneuvering space dimensions
Fig. 10

Maneuvering at doors

Maneuvering at doors. 1.50-1.80 m allowance.
Fig 11.

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