wheelchair turning space

wheelchair turning space

The physical area necessary to allow a wheelchair to pivot 180° in order to turn around. The Americans With Disabilities Act recommends a minimum diameter of 60 in.
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Two examination rooms, one primary care and one specialty care, did not meet the ADA accessible route requirement for providing a clear pathway to the examination table (minimum pathway measuring 91.4 cm [36 in.] width), and several provided either insufficient clear floor space adjacent to the examination table or insufficient wheelchair turning space (20% primary care, 12% specialty care clinics).
To improve the bathroom, its entrance door was moved and widened, the bathtub was removed to provide wheelchair turning space within, and a linen closet was included within the bathroom.
Wheelchair turning space can include kneespace under the work surface.