In practical terms, this means paying extra attention to details such as:
to accommodate 6-8 sport chairs at once, as opposed to 2-3 in a standard elevator.
Braille Signs and Instructions
(e.g., for fitness equipment) to accommodate the visually impaired.
High-contrast Color Schemes
to aid the visually impaired in finding their way through the facility.
Extra-spacious Shower Stalls
with controls at a height reachable by someone in a wheelchair.
(vs. 36" standard) to accommodate a standard sport chair (athletes won’t have to change chairs to leave the gym or go to the bathroom).
to open doorways, eliminating the need for clumsy pushbuttons.
to help high amounts of wheelchair traffic flow more freely.
to ensure adequate space and privacy to perform personal tasks most of us take for granted (or never have to deal with). A minimum of 72% of the stalls will be fully accessible.
between basketball and volleyball courts to more easily accommodate greater space requirements of wheelchair athletes.
Extra Space Between Fitness Machines
(min. 36”) to allow easy passage from one machine to another.
with plenty of spaces for spectators in wheelchairs, to provide better vantage points than more common floor-level wheelchair seating.