THE RIGHT SPACE

The Wheelchair Access Book for Remodeling and New Home Construction

 
 
Compact Accessible Bathroom

Compact Accessible Bathroom

Feature One: Ease-of-Use

The Right Space is the easy-to-understand wheelchair access guide. Why? Because it uses over 300 isometric drawings to illustrate accessible ramps, bathrooms, kitchens and more.

The easy-to-follow detailed drawings show you what is essential for wheelchair access, the ability to enter a home and use any fixture in any order. The gravy is, you now have a safe, attractive home for the entire family.

This Book was Made For:
Anyone Renovating a Home for a Disabled Person
Anyone Designing New Construction for Future Needs
Any Realtor Wanting to Identify an Accessible Home

Open the individual chapters in the “Gallery” to see more sample pictures inside The Right Space.


Feature Two: You Can See What Your Project Will Look Like

The Right Space's detailed drawings illustrate:

  • Fixture Width, Height and Depth Details

  • Turning Spaces

  • Ramps and Ramp Landings

  • Doorways, Landings and Hallway Width

  • Inaccessible Bathrooms Explained

  • Accessible Bathroom Designs

  • Accessible Kitchen Designs

*Chapter by chapter contents of The Right Space are below the last picture on this page.


Spiral-Bound Book

Spiral-Bound Book


eBook for your Phone or Tablet

eBook for your Phone or Tablet

 
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Accessible Space

Regardless of which side of a door you are on, the width and depth that allow you to open the door and pass through is dictated by:

  • approach direction

  • door handle location

  • door swing

Six Different Landings

Six Different Landings

 

Feature Three: You Can Create a Visitable Home

A visitable home is a friendly home.

If a person in a wheelchair visits your home, will he or she be able to enter your home? Will he or she be able to use your bathroom?

If the answer is yes, you may have a visitable home.

A visitable home has these three assets:

  • Zero Step Entrance – easy entry for a baby stroller as well as a wheelchair.

  • Wide Enough Doorways and Passageways allow wheelchair access into the home and into the bathroom. Wider doors also make moving furniture easier.

  • An Accessible Bathroom – an accessible first-floor bathroom makes for a friendly home when a disabled person visits. More importantly, in a medical emergency, you are able to convalesce at home—not in an expensive care facility.

Myths and facts about how much visitability costs are at visitability.org.

 

Door Width Alone Will Not Get You Through the Door

A really big deal is that there is an accessible landing on each side of every door. Combine a wide enough door with two accessible landings, and you are able to maneuver back and forth through a door.

To the left is a Hinge Approach - Pull Side Landing.

Below, you can see that an accessible space is required on each side of every door.

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There are a lot more features.

Please take a look, then buy a book.

*TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION – page 7

  • CLEAR FLOOR SPACE

  • CROSS SLOPE

  • KNEE AND TOE SPACE

  • RAMP...more

GLOSSARY AND NOTES – page 8

  • WIDTH, DEPTH, AND SLOPE

  • WHEELCHAIR CLEAR FLOOR SPACE

  • RUNNING SLOPE

  • CROSS SLOPE

  • VERTICAL CHANGE IN LEVEL

  • BEVELED CHANGE IN LEVEL

  • FLOOR TILE, CARPET, DECK AND GRATE SPACING

PRIMARY FLOOR SPACES – page 11

  • TURNING SPACES

  • 90 DEGREE TURN – through doorway

  • ASSOCIATED 90 DEGREE TURNS – two examples

  • CIRCULAR TURNING SPACE

  • T – SHAPED TURNING SPACE

  • ELLIPTICAL TURNING SPACE

  • TURNING NOTES

TURNING – page 29

  • HINGED DOOR - Typical Guidelines

  • DOUBLE DOORS

  • POCKET DOOR AND FOLDING DOOR

  • PASSAGEWAY WIDTH

  • DOORWAY AND PASSAGEWAY NOTES

DOORS AND PASSAGEWAYS – page 41

  • ACCESSIBLE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • FRONT APPROACH - PUSH SIDE LANDING

  • FRONT APPROACH - PULL SIDE LANDING

  • LATCH APPROACH - PUSH SIDE LANDING

  • LATCH APPROACH - PULL SIDE LANDING

  • HINGE APPROACH - PUSH SIDE LANDING

  • HINGE APPROACH - PULL SIDE LANDINGS

ENTRANCE LANDINGS – page 49

  • LANDING - RAMP - LANDING

  • LANDING - Typical Guidelines, Where Ramps Change Direction

  • RAMP IN NEW CONSTRUCTION - Typical Guidelines, Running Slope, Cross Slope, Maximum Rise, Accessible Design Considerations

  • RAMP IN EXISTING CONSTRUCTION - Exception One, Design Considerations

  • RAMP IN EXISTING CONSTRUCTION - Exception Two, Design Considerations

LANDINGS AND RAMPS – page 59

  • REACH AND APPROACH DIRECTION

  • REACH AND OBSTRUCTIONS

  • FORWARD APPROACH - Unobstructed High Forward Reach, Low Forward Reach

  • FORWARD APPROACH - Obstructed High Forward Reach

  • PARALLEL APPROACH - Unobstructed Parallel Reach, High Parallel Reach, Low Parallel Reach, Obstructed High Parallel Reach

  • HIGH AND LOW REACH AND VIEW

  • EGRESS

REACH, APPROACH, AND EGRESS - page 73

  • ACCESSIBLE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • FRONT APPROACH - PUSH SIDE LANDING

  • FRONT APPROACH - PULL SIDE LANDING

  • LATCH APPROACH - PUSH SIDE LANDING

  • LATCH APPROACH - PULL SIDE LANDING

  • HINGE APPROACH - PUSH SIDE LANDING

  • HINGE APPROACH - PULL SIDE LANDINGS

  • OVERLAPPING LANDINGS - Where Doors Swing Away From Each Other, Where Doors Swing in the Same Direction

  • PASSAGEWAY LANDINGS - Forward Approach and Parallel Approach

  • POCKET DOOR LANDINGS - Front Approach, Latch Approach, Pocket Approach

  • HALLWAYS

  • LANDING NOTES

INTERIOR LANDINGS - page 87

  • TYPICAL BATHROOM - Access Problems

  • BATHROOM ONE - Fixing Access Problems

  • BATHROOM TWO - Roll-in Shower without Seat, Lavatory, and Water Closet. What is a Rough-in Dimension?

  • BATHROOM THREE - Roll-in Shower with Seat, Lavatory, and Water Closet

  • BATHROOM FOUR - Alternate Shower with Seat, Lavatory, and Water Closet

  • BATHROOM NOTES

RESIDENTIAL BATHROOMS - page 105

  • WATER CLOSET - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Rough-in Considerations

  • LAVATORY NEXT TO A WATER CLOSET - Minimum Distance

  • FIXTURE NEXT TO A WATER CLOSET

  • WATER CLOSET HARD EDGES - Front Edge, Seat Side Edge

  • OVERLAPPING SPACES

WATER CLOSET / TOILET - page 117

  • LAVATORY - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines

  • KNEE AND TOE SPACE - Typical Guidelines

  • LAVATORY IN AN ALCOVE

  • LAVATORY NEXT TO A WATER CLOSET - Minimum Distance

  • FIXTURE NEXT TO A WATER CLOSET

  • LAVATORY NEXT TO A BATHING FIXTURE - Bathtub, Roll-in Shower without Seat, Bathing Fixture with

  • Seat, Transfer Shower, Alternate Shower with Seat

  • MANEUVERING IN AND MANEUVERING OUT

  • OVERLAPPING SPACES

LAVATORY / SINK - page 129

  • BATHROOM SINK WITH FORWARD APPROACH - Typical Guidelines

  • BATHROOM SIZE

  • WATER CLOSET HARD EDGES - Front Edge and Seat Side Edge

  • FIXTURE NEXT TO A WATER CLOSET

  • CABINET, COUNTERTOP, AND TURNING SPACE

  • CABINET AND COUNTERTOP NEXT TO A BATHING FIXTURE - Bathtub, Roll-in Shower without Seat, Bathing Fixture with Seat, Transfer Shower, Alternate Shower with Seat

  • CABINET, COUNTERTOP, AND OVERALL BATHROOM SIZE

BATHROOM CABINET, COUNTERTOP AND SINK - page 143

  • BATHTUB - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Bathing Fixture Width, Rough-in Considerations, Bathing Fixture Depth, Rough-in Considerations

  • BATHTUB WITH PERMANENT SEAT - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Bathroom Size, Rough-in Considerations

BATHTUB - page 159

  • ROLL-IN SHOWER WITHOUT SEAT - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Bathroom Size, Rough-in Considerations

  • ROLL-IN SHOWER WITH SEAT - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Bathroom Size, Rough-in Considerations

ROLL-IN SHOWER - page 175

  • TRANSFER SHOWER - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Bathroom Size, Rough-in Considerations

  • ALTERNATE SHOWER WITH SEAT (end wall controls) - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Fixture Location, Rough-in Considerations

  • ALTERNATE SHOWER WITH SEAT (back wall controls) - Accessible Design Considerations, Typical Guidelines, Fixture Location, Rough-in Considerations

  • SEAT WALL - Entry Side and Adjacent Side Setbacks

  • ADA COMPLIANT BATHING SEAT - Planning and Availability

TRANSFER SHOWER and ALTERNATE SHOWER - page 189

  • KITCHEN - Accessible Design Considerations

  • CABINET STRUCTURE - Toe Kick Height, Cabinet and Countertop Height, Work Surface and Sink Fixtures

  • APPROACH CLEAR FLOOR SPACE

  • HIGH AND LOW REACH

  • U - SHAPED KITCHEN

  • PASS THROUGH KITCHEN

  • APPROACH EXAMPLES - Refrigerator-Freezer and Cooktop, Dishwasher, Sink, Work Surface, Range, Built-in Oven

  • FIXTURE HEIGHT AND LOCATION

  • MANEUVERING INSIDE A KITCHEN

KITCHEN - page 211