NEEDS ARE UNIQUE YET INTERTWINED

Seen from an inclusive design perspective, the challenge is to create solutions that can simultaneously be unique yet accessible to all. Therefore, a product comes from the same (identical for all) mold, but can meet diverse needs.



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ACCESSIBILITY IS THE RIGHT TO ACCESS
When a product denies this right to someone, this means that it isn’t a good product.

BATHWARE ADA (AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT)

The ADA emphasizes grab bars to maintain balance and prevent falls.

Grab bars must be firmly secured to the anchors and the wall in order for them to support the weight they are designed for.

Soap Dispensers must meet ADA reach range and mounting height requirements. A 48-inch-high limitation is required for all accessories (except those mounted over obstructions), including lavatory fixtures, which are up to 20 inches (508 mm) deep. The ADA states that mirrors need to be mounted with the bottom edge of the reflecting surface no higher than 40 inches (1016 mm) above the floor, with the top edge at a minimum of 74 inches (1879 mm) from the floor. Trashcan that can be on the floor, for example, is a barrier when it comes to someone in a wheelchair reaching for a dispenser mounted above it. A better solution is a recessed trash receptacle or combination paper towel dispenser/trash receptacle.

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HARDWARE ADA (AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT)

ADA compliant locks, exit devices, handles, pulls, latches, and other operable parts on doors shall comply with below indications:
Operable parts of such hardware shall be 34 inches (863 mm) minimum and 48 inches (1219 mm) maximum above the finish floor or ground.
Operable parts shall be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. Most lever-operated mechanisms, push-type mechanisms, and U-shaped handles are acceptable designs. The force required to activate operable parts shall be 5 pounds (22.2 N) maximum.
Door hardware that can be operated with a closed fist or a loose grip accommodates the greatest range of users. Hardware that requires simultaneous hand and finger movements require greater dexterity and coordination, and is not recommended.

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DESIGN HAS TO BE UNIVERSAL: UNUM IN DIVERSIS
Design must abide by the 7 principles of universal design. Ronald Mace and his brilliant working group’s guidelines have to lead the design process when developing environments and products for all.
01
Equitable Use
The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.
01
Equitable Use
The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.
4CN.470.000D
Adjustable mirror
GHF.D02.0002
Hands-Free Pulls
02
Flexibility in Use
The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.
02
Flexibility in Use
The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.
4CN.487.00RD
Sliding shower head holder. It can be used one-handed with control lever
0IT.180.0000
Handle with twisted lever to allow opening with elbow or forearm
03
Simple and Intuitive Use
Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user's experience, knowledge, language skills, or current concentration level.
03
Simple and Intuitive Use
Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user's experience, knowledge, language skills, or current concentration level.
4CN.497.0000
Waste basket with push opening by knee or elbow
2MM.402.0000
Visual pictograms in Braille
04
Perceptible Information
The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user's sensory abilities.
04
Perceptible Information
The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user's sensory abilities.
2MM.033.00T4
Door closer with free/busy color indicator
2CC.LOG.0001
Programma LOG
05
Tolerance for Error
The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.
05
Tolerance for Error
The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.
4CS.447.UR01
Folding shower seat with spring mechanism and adjustable friction system
GMP.D03.0005
Millwork pulls for opening and closing with one hand without pinching or twisting of the wrist
06
Low Physical Effort
The design can be used efficiently and comfortably and with a minimum of fatigue.
06
Low Physical Effort
The design can be used efficiently and comfortably and with a minimum of fatigue.
4CS.445.001U
Swing up grab bar with balancing springs movement mechanism
KLO.SS4.0U72
“Safe egress” ladder pull with with unlocking bar for use with hands, wrists, forearms and elbows
07
Suitaible Suitable Size and Space
Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use regardless of user's body size, posture, or mobility.
07
Suitaible Suitable Size and Space
Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use regardless of user's body size, posture, or mobility.
4CS.440.001U
Safety aids and supports that allows easy and safe use for all users
KLO.004.9ZU2
Ladder pull with floor clearance (10” as per ADA) to ease door access to users with disabilities