Clearing Our Path

Creating accessible environments ­for people with vision loss

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Design Needs

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To meet the needs of people with vision loss in elevator design, follow the requirements specified in Appendix E (Provisions for Persons with Disabilities) of the Canadian Standards Association’s “Safety code for elevators and escalators” document, ASME A17.1-2013/CSA B44-13. It’s available through the ShopCSA website.

Typically the design standards within that document have not been repeated within this sub-section. Design recommendations provided in the following sections are additional to the Canadian Standards Association’s requirements.

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