Sink and Cabinet

Entrance

The height, depth and size of sink and cabinets can affect how far a person with disability or a wheelchair user can reach and work within the area.

How to Use

Sliding cabinet doors work better for people seated in a wheelchair. Equipments in the kitchen should be easy to use and arranged to mimimise the need for movement.

The sink should be higher than typical, and if the sink has open space underneath. This enables the ability to roll straight up to the sink rather than having to reach or stretch over.

Install cabinets in-wall as much as possible to conserve floor space, and so they are not too high to reach.

Benefit

To ensure height and layout is easily accessible for those who are in a wheelchair.

Area to Implement

Kitchen

Installing cabinets near the sink and the stove will make these areas much easier to use, and provide more space for the countertops.