However, space requirements that must be met for Persons with Disabilities also different from the people in general. Space requirements, schedules, and ease of movement are some of the main requirements. Therefore, it takes a special design to accommodate their needs.
Access and sizes
Used for bathroom doors should open out into space. It aims to enable users to get out and the bathroom door. If the door is made to be, the greater the space required to accommodate the user.
Bathroom with disabilities and the elderly are generally larger in size. One reason is the need for a wheelchair space rotation. For this reason, the size of the bathroom should be designed so that users can move unobstructed wheelchair
Materials and sharp corners
for people with disabilities or the elderly, the greater the chance of an accident in the bathroom. Thus, the selection of materials to ensure you should consider carefully.
The materials used should have rough or slippery surfaces. In addition, the existing forms in the bathroom do not have sharp corners. This will minimize injury that might occur in the event of an accident.
The existence of the fence
Fence or critical path in a specially designed bathroom with Disabilities. Railing useful to help guide the user in moving.
You can use a 5cm – diameter hollow steel for railings. Form of flex which may exist should be made without the corner. Some positions require, among others, railing near the toilet, shower or tub area, and close to the sink.
Fences should use the color with the surrounding colors. If white bathroom, black fence must.
Specific disabilities, paying attention to every position toilet and sink!
In addition to access and size, material considerations and sharp angles, and the use of the fence, there is another important thing to note to accommodate the needs of people with Disabilities in the bathroom. This is different from the needs of society at large.
Standard wheelchair seat height is 480 mm above the floor, while the standard toilet seat height 430mm. With such a high ratio, it is not too difficult to move from the wheelchair to the toilet seat.
Then, what if you want to get back into the wheelchair?
To move, the user must rely on power of hand to lift the entire body. Or, you have to help these people to get back into the wheelchair. Another possibility is that you have to provide toilets to the right height
the position of the sink
some people with disabilities may need to wash their hands before smoothing her clothes back for this reason; affordability toilet sink is one important thing.
For an estimate, you can try to reach the furthest toilet without losing your balance. Therefore, the position of the basin should be placed close to the toilet.
In addition, the height should also be made a little lower than the standard height. The position of the faucet in the sink should also be reached from the toilet.