Architecture for Wheelchair Users

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Purin La-Teja
Surapong Lertsithichai


This article presents a study of the accessibility, mobility and usability of spaces for wheelchair users
who do not move by their feet but transformed into “wheels”. Given the importance of architecture for human
activity, this raises some questions: how would human users manage when the space accessibility was
changed, and what kind of architecture responds to wheelchair users? The study summarizes some
suggestions which should be considered in mobility design for wheelchair users concerning turning space for
access and the specific location of functions to promote convenient circulation.


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