Room designs should incorporate the following elements:

  • Proper hallway signage to identify the room, including tactile characters, braille, appropriate colouring and appropriate font.
  • Appropriate doors with respect to location, width and hardware.
  • A logical arrangement of equipment, fixtures, furniture and services using straight lines and right angles, if possible.
  • Colour contrast to identify equipment, facilities and hazards within the room.
  • A clear and accessible path of travel at least 1,200 mm wide.
  • At least 920 x 1,200 mm of clear space next to seating areas to accommodate guide dogs.
  • Light switches and other environmental controls placed close to the room’s entrance.

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