Facility : Wheelchair Seating


Applies to wheelchair spaces in galery like auditorium, assembly halls, theatres, sport centres and similar facilities.
Accessible seating space should be provided in a variety of locations to give persons with physical disabilities a choice of admission prices. Seating area must be installed at position allowing ease of evacuation.
Wheelchair spaces to be allocated the ratio of 1 for every 100 seats with the minimum of 1 seat.
For hearing impaired person, a hearing aid broadcast system such as a magnetic loop or an FM transmitter/receiver may be installed. Magnetic loops should preferably be installed on the floor surface.

  Reference figure :-

Figure 5.4a : Wheelchair space in auditorium.

Figure 5.4b : Space allowance in auditorium and theatre.