Many conventionally-placed electrical outlets or switches are very difficult for those with disabilities to safely reach and use. This is true in areas where switches are too high in position.

How to Use

Wheelchair accessible position. The light switches should be within easy reach, especially for those who are in a wheelchair.

Switches should be easy to use. Typical toggle switches may be harder to grasp as well as round dimmer switches. Consider to install large switch or rocker or touch-sensitive switches instead.


To enable the wheelchair person to access the switch.

To minimize the need of bending down.

Area to Implement

Living Room / Dining room / Kitchen / Bedroom & Toilet

Put outlets and switches where they’re easily accessible, for safety and ease of use.