chapter  26
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Accessibility

There are regulations or guidelines covering aspects of access to individual sports areas and building facilities. An example relating to sports areas is the need for two accessible means of entry to the water in swimming pools with more than 300ft (91.44m) of linear pool wall. The primary means of entry should be a sloped entry or a pool lift capable of operation by a person with a disability. The secondary means of entry could be one of these two types or a transfer wall, transfer system or pool stairs. An example relating to access to facilities within a sports building is that of restaurants, where there should be wheelchair access to food service lines and all collection points for tableware, crockery, cutlery, condiments and any associated foods and drinks (e.g. from vending machines). The principal consideration of this chapter is, however, the means of people movement from the reception area of the building to the different areas of activity.