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Stepping Thru Interior Elements & Access


Once you step thru the door into the building interior you encounter different elements, each with its own parameters, and all connected by a circulation path. There are requirements not only for the item itself but also how it relates to the facility as a whole. Whether furniture or cabinetry, drinking fountains or sinks, machines or telephones, desk/table or counter seating, all are overlaid with their own requirements relating to reach ranges, clear floor space, and operating force. We will review a number of these elements regarding their technical and scoping requirements to better increase our language and understanding for accessible design.


  • Understand the scoping and technical requirements for various interior components including seating, counters, kitchenettes, & controls
  • Review reach range and clear floor space requirements for different elements and their relationship to the accessible route
  • Learn about the requirements for adjacency and dispersion within a space or a building
  • Overview lighting parameters in our environment, and its impact on health and aging

typically 5 hours for the full seminar