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Side Reach Radius

Elements located in corners can be difficult to reach from a side approach.

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Recommendation: Where a side reach is provided, locate elements away from corners in consideration of the typical reach radius.

 

Person using wheelchair in corner (back to side wall) with reach radius over counter extending to approximately 12" of side wall.
 

Person using wheelchair in corner (facing side wall) with 24" reach radius extending from center point of wheelchair space (does not extend fully to corner)