Objective of Study Update current Requirements Clarify ambiguities Bring in latest technology
Methodology of Study Overseas studies Australia, UK, USA, Norway & Japan Opinion survey Direct consultation Rationalization
Arrangement of New DM Mandatory Section Performance Objectives Obligatory Design Requirements Best Practice Section Design Considerations Recommended Design Requirements
Key Changes Extent of application and exemption Access requirements to auditorium and back-of-stage facilities Provisions of disabled car parking spaces Tactile warning strips and guide paths; braille signs and maps, audible & visual signals Doors
Key Changes Illumination levels in common areas Colour contrast/ luminous contract Assistive provisions for persons with visual or hearing impairment Lifts Toilets Design guidelines for the elderly
EXTENT OF APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ASSISTIVE PROVISIONS TO VARIOUS USES OF BUILDINGS Uses of buildingsRequired Additional Assistive Provisions listed below: - Braille & tactile layout plan [4.10.4(a)] Tactile guide path [4.1.3(c)] [4.10.4(b)] Visual Display Board [4.10.4(c)] Accessible Public Service Information Counter [4.11.3(a)] Visual Fire Alarm System [5.3.3] Assistive Listening System with International Sign [5.6.3(a)] 1. Domestic use------ 2. Common areas of Offices ----Y- 3. Ddepartment stores and shopping complexes YY--YY- 4. Hotels, guest houses hostels and banks Y--YY- 5. Places for worship e.g. Churches Y--YY- 6. Cinemas, theatres, concert halls, stadia, museum, theme park and purpose built family amusement centre YYYYYY 7. Schools, colleges, universities and public library YY--YY- 8. Factories, workshops and industrial use. ----Y- 9. Sports complexes and public swimming pool complexes. YY-YY- 10. Restaurants and food courts. Y---Y- 11. Indoor markets and supermarkets. Y---Y-
EXTENT OF APPLICATION OF ADDITIONAL ASSISTIVE PROVISIONS TO VARIOUS USES OF BUILDINGS Uses of buildingsRequired Additional Assistive Provisions listed below: - Braille & tactile layout plan [4.10.4(a)] Tactile guide path [4.1.3(c)] [4.10.4(b)] Visual Display Board [4.10.4(c)] Accessible Public Service Information Counter [4.11.3(a)] Visual Fire Alarm System [5.3.3] Assistive Listening System with International Sign [5.6.3(a)] 12. Hospitals, purpose built clinics YYYYYY 13. Residential care homes for the elderly and welfare centers YY-YY- 14. Club housesY--YY- 15. Transport stations, interchanges, passenger terminals. YYYYYY 16. CarparksY---Y-
2.2 EXEMPTIONS A list of areas or parts of a building which can be exempted from accessibility requirements has been added.
Not apply to the following areas or parts of a building (a) Commercial kitchen, cold room and cinema projector room. (b) Areas only used for building services and maintenance (testing, inspections, verification, repair and overhaul) including: (i) a plant, cooling tower and power plant; (ii) equipment and lift motor room, and electrical transformer room and switch room, a battery room, a machinery room, a plant room and a pump room; (iii) a boiler house; (iv) non-tenantable spaces accessed only by ladders, catwalks, crawl spaces, tunnels or freight (non- passenger) elevators;; (v) an access route for maintenance, pits, lift shafts and ventilation shafts; and (vi) a sub-station, telecommunication equipment room, metering area, or the like.
Not apply to the following areas or parts of a building where there is a relatively high risk to persons with a disability (c)Areas used for storage of raw materials, produce or for bulk storage where: (i) the stored materials are hazardous; or (ii) the public is not permitted to enter, such as waste containment area, chemical store, or the like. (d)Mezzanine floors used only for storage, plant and equipment installations or the like. (e)Raised platforms used primarily for purposes of security or safety management, including, but not limited to, guard towers or fixed lifeguard stands. (f)Swimming pools (The water containing pools only). (g)Any path of travel providing access only to an exempted area.
3.1AUDITORIUM AND BACKSTAGE FACILITIES Obligatory design requirements expanded to include requirements of access to auditoriums, the stages and backstage facilities Obligatory design requirements of tactile warning strips and Braille and tactile maps incorporated. Removal seats may be installed in wheelchair spaces when the spaces are not occupied by wheelchair users
3.2HOTELS, HOSTELS & GUESTHOUSES Obligatory design requirements for bathroom and shower facilities to accessible guest room included. Typical guest room layout provided for reference.
3.3CARPARKS No. of accessible parking space, size of the parking space, signage for the parking space and size of loading / unloading area for the parking space added. Total No. of Car Parking Space in Lot Required No. of Accessible Car Parking Spaces 1-501 51-1502 151-2503 251-3504 351-4505 Above 4506
4.4STEPS AND STAIRCASES For required staircases and main circulation staircases Requirements on vertical or receding face of risers introduced Handrails to be provided on both sides Requirements of tactile warning strips at landings in the latest PNAP incorporated The requirements for external steps & stairs have been added.
4.5 HANDRAILS The diameter of handrails relaxed Directional signs on handrails added
4.6CORRIDORS, LOBBIES, PATHS Requirements for gratings added. Requirements for headroom added. Controlled passages for wheelchair user
Width of Controlled Passages Grating Size and Orientation
4.7DOORS The requirement of door width increased from 750 mm to 800 mm The requirement of unobstructed area adjacent to the door handle decreased from 380 mm to 330 mm The requirement of height of door thresholds reduced from 25 mm to 20 mm Opening force for FRP Door – 30 N Location of the marking on frameless glass doors specified Automatic doors to be provided to stadium, town hall, civic centre, theatre, museum, public library, sports complex, public swimming pool complex, hotel, shopping complex, hospital and office building
4.8TOILET AND W.C. CUBICLES Accessible unisex toilet introduced Design requirements including maneuvring space revised Requirements on urinal added Location of emergency call bell revised
Accessible Toilet (Opposite - Handed Layout is Acceptable)
4.9BATHROOMS AND SHOWER COMPARTMENTS Requirements on bathtubs, faucets and controls, shower heads, shower stalls grab rails, thresholds and shower seats incorporated for accessible bathroom and shower compartments
4.10 SIGNS Requirements of international symbol elaborated Requirements of directional sign and sign for persons with hearing impairment added. Braille and tactile requirements added. The requirements of luminous contrast for the signs are added. Special obligatory design requirements to assist person with visual / hearing impairment are enhanced.
Directional Signs Braille and Tactile Fire Exit Map
4.11 INFORMATION / SERVICE COUNTERS More requirements for service / information counters incorporated.
5.2 ILLUMINATION Illumination levels for mandatory accessible signs, entrance lobby, lift lobby, lift, corridor and staircases introduced Automatic or manual switching devices accepted
5.3FIRE ALARM SYSTEM Fire alarm system in accessible areas to emit both audible and visible signals Exceptions specified
5.6ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEMS “ induction loop system ” replaced by “ assistive listening system ”
5.7LIFTS Disabled lift shall be a passenger lift Size of lift car and width of lift door increased Audible signal to alert closing of lift door added Details for keypad design incorporated All passenger lifts to comply with requirements for lift door, lift control buttons and emergency call button
Standardised Position of Buttons for Keypad Control Device Figure 42 – Accessible Lift
5.9ESCALATORS/ PASSENGER CONVEYORS To be provided with tactile warning strips at bottom and top ends
5.10VERTICAL LIFTING PLATFORMS Vertical lifting platform included in Best Practice Section
6 DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE ELDERY AND ELDERLY WITH FRAILTY
Design Considerations Elderly persons May be unstable in their gait and unable to recognise changes in level of floor surfaces. May be unable to see clearly and may have problems in accommodating dramatic changes of lighting levels. Would have decreased stamina. May have difficulties in way finding. May fall due to bending, stooping and stretching. May be weak in gripping, and may have difficulties in turning and manipulating taps, switches, door handles and the like. May have difficulties in pushing open heavy doors.
Enhanced Designs Barrier free access without steps Slower speed of escalators Luminous contrast between wall and floor Resting place along long corridor Different colour floors and zonings to improve way finding Double switches and low level cupboards Timber or plastic-coated hand rails Bathroom doors openable on both sides Sound-absorbing materials and non-glare floor finishes
APPENDIX A ANTHROPOMETRICS Contains dimensional data for reference by designers when designing facilities and equipment for use by persons with a disability
Figure A3 - Dimensional Data of a Wheelchair User Figure A4 - Vertical Reaching Zones of a Wheelchair User