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Wheelchair accessible-ramp

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Wheelchair accessible-ramp

  1. 1. Design your ramp Wheelchair accessible tourism India
  2. 2. Who is the User? • Sole user or many users? • What type of mobility device do they use?   Might this change? • Navigate independently or with help? • Permanent or temporary structure? Wheelchair accessible tourism India
  3. 3. Basic Standards • A minimum width of 36 inches. • Edge protection to keep anyone from slipping  off. • Landings at top and bottom that are as wide  as the ramp and at least 60 inches long. Wheelchair accessible tourism India
  4. 4. Basic Standards, continued • Handrails on both sides of all ramps that rise  steeper than 6 inches or have a horizontal  projection of more than 72 inches. • Cross slopes of less than 1:50 and surfaces  slip‐resistant and stable. Wheelchair accessible tourism India
  5. 5. Slope • The minimum standard for the slope of a  ramp is 1:12, meaning that for every inch of  rise (height) a ramp should extend (run)  horizontally 12 inches. Wheelchair accessible tourism India
  6. 6. Remember the User! • Some slopes (even at 1:12) are difficult for  people walking, manual wheelchairs, and even  some power wheelchairs, and can be  dangerous! • ADA guidelines also recommend slopes of 1:16  or 1:20 for a gentler ascent/descent. Wheelchair accessible tourism India
  7. 7. Common Ramp Layouts • Landing and ramp• Ramp changes way in a straight line direction 90 degrees at an intermediate landing Wheelchair accessible tourism India
  8. 8. Common Ramp Layouts (2) • 180 degree change in direction between one  run of a ramp‐way, an intermediate landing  and another run of ramp‐way. Wheelchair accessible tourism India
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