WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY POLICY ANALYSIS
The purpose of this study was to analyze accessibility policies and apply them to...
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(Spring 2013) Wheelchair Accessibility Policy Analysis

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The purpose of this study was to analyze accessibility policies and apply them to a real world situation, i.e. the construction of the new Biometrics Data Collection Lab in the basement of YOUNG Hall (YOUNG 20).

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(Spring 2013) Wheelchair Accessibility Policy Analysis

  1. 1. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY POLICY ANALYSIS The purpose of this study was to analyze accessibility policies and apply them to a real world situation, i.e. the construction of the new Biometrics Data Collection Lab in the basement of YOUNG Hall (YOUNG 20). Paul Henkelman, Jessica Janicky, Brett Rich, Tatiana Ringenberg, Dr. Stephen Elliott, Kevin O’Connor OVERVIEW CONCLUSION FUTURE WORK NEW BIOMETRICS DATA COLLECTION LAB DESIGN CURRENT BIOMETRICS DATA COLLECTION LABSPACE REQUIREMENTS Task / Object Requirements (in)* L- Turn ~30in U-Turn ~51in 360 Degree Turn ~60in Desk Height ~30in Door Clearance ~32in Aisle Clearance ~48in *Based off ADA Standards and testing Below are figures from ADA that aided in calculating space requirements. For these space requirements we assumed a manual wheelchair for most situations, but took into account space requirements for a power wheelchair. • Non-slip mats • Accessible Storage • Equipment located towards front of desks • Staff awareness of disability issues • Cords/cables lined along wall or out of the way FACILITY RECOMMENDATIONS Through our research of ADA requirements, personally talking to relevant users (wheelchair users), and calculations we determined a set of standards we find suitable for this biometrics lab. Before this analysis, we found no conclusive set of lab disability standards for Purdue. Having these standards set in place can create a benchmark for other lab facilities at Purdue.

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