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  • 1 Best Practice Access Guidelines Designing Accessible Environments Edition 3, July 2014 For further information or enquiries please contact the IWA Access Team Tel: 01 818 6400 Email: access@iwa.ie www.iwa.ie
  • 2 Table of Contents 1 Introduction..............................................................................................................................................................11 1.1 The Use of Irish Wheelchair Associations Best Practice Access Guidelines................................................... 11 1.2 Developing an Access Resource................................................................................................................................................. 12 1.3 Consultation for the Development of theThird Edition of IWAs Best Practice Access Guidelines..... 12 1.4 The Purpose of the IWA Best Practice Access Guidelines............................................................................................ 13 1.5 Using IWAs Best Practice Access Guidelines ......................................................................................................................... 14 1.6 IWAs Best Practice Access Guidelines Making a Difference.................................................................................. 14 1.7 Summary ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 2 The Design Base of IWAs Best Practice Access Guidelines ......................................................16 2.1 Principle of Universal Design........................................................................................................................................................ 16 2.2 IWAs Definition of Access in the Built Environment................................................................................................... 16 2.3 Space Requirements............................................................................................................................................................................ 16 2.4 Jurisdiction.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 16 3 Policy and Legislative Background ........................................................................19 4 The External Environment and Building Approach ..............................................21 4.1 Accessible Parking.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 21 4.1.1 Background...................................................................................................................................................................... 21 4.1.2 Design Criteria................................................................................................................................................................ 21 4.1.3 Number of Accessible Car Parking Bays Required ............................................................................. 25 4.1.4 Location of Car and Multi-Purpose Vehicle Bays................................................................................. 25 4.1.5 Controlled Parking Facilities................................................................................................................................ 26 4.1.6 Design of Setting-Down and Picking-Up Points.................................................................................. 26 4.2 Pavements, Crossings and Approach Routes.................................................................................................................................... 27
  • 3 4.2.1 Background...................................................................................................................................................................... 27 4.2.2 Pavement Widths and Gradients..................................................................................................................... 27 4.2.3 Controlled and Uncontrolled Crossings..................................................................................................... 29 4.2.4 Shared Space, Shared Surfaces......................................................................................................................... 29 4.2.5 Building Approach ..................................................................................................................................................... 30 4.3 External Ramps........................................................................................................................................................................................ 30 4.3.1 Background...................................................................................................................................................................... 30 4.3.2 Gradient .............................................................................................................................................................................. 30 4.3.3 Widths of Flights and Landings........................................................................................................................ 30 4.3.4 Tactile Provisions.......................................................................................................................................................... 31 4.3.5 Surface Finish.................................................................................................................................................................. 31 4.3.6 Edge Protection............................................................................................................................................................. 31 4.3.7 Lighting.............................................................................................................................................................................. 31 4.4 External Steps........................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 4.4.1 Background...................................................................................................................................................................... 31 4.4.2 External Step and Stair Design.......................................................................................................................... 32 4.4.3 Tactile Provisions.......................................................................................................................................................... 32 4.4.4 Headroom Provision.................................................................................................................................................. 32 4.4.5 Lighting............................................................................................................................................................................... 32 4.5 Handrails to Ramped and Stepped Access Routes...................................................................................................... 32 4.5.1 Background...................................................................................................................................................................... 32 4.5.2 Location of Handrails................................................................................................................................................ 34 4.5.3 Design of Handrails.................................................................................................................................................... 34 5 Access to and Circulation Within a Building......................................................................................37 5.1 Main Entrance Doors........................................................................................................................................................................... 37 5.1.1 Background...................................................................................................................................................................... 37 5.1.2 Door Dimensions and Design............................................................................................................................ 37
  • 4 5.1.3 Revolving Doors............................................................................................................................................................ 38 5.1.4 Powered and Automatic Doors......................................................................................................................... 38 5.1.5 Intercom Systems..................................................................................................................................................