How wide is a wheelchair accessible doorway?
People in wheelchairs face this problem daily. The doorways should be wide enough so that wheelchairs cat fit through them. The width of the wheelchairs is variable. It ranges from 53 centimetres to 102 centimetres. Measuring all the doorways in the house is a crucial step before purchasing a wheelchair. Other things that should be considered include the space around the entrance. There should be enough space to approach the door, and after passing through, there should be enough room to continue the maneuver. If there is a lip or step, you should install a ramp to ease the movement of the wheelchair. Overall, the width of a doorway should be 13 centimetres more than the width of the wheelchair. For example, a standard wheelchair with 64 centimetres width requires a 77-centimetre wide opening. Heavy-duty power wheelchairs, which can be as wide as 82 centimetres, require a 95-centimetre wide doorway.