Space Planning for Wheelchairs and Scooters

Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D.

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Space Planning for Wheelchairs and Scooters

PCMA Convening Leaders 2023 Convention


Now, when you're setting up rooms, you've got to have space for wheelchairs and scooters. And I have not yet seen that in the breakout area or in the general session. But granted, I'm the only one here with 3,300 [attendees]. So thankfully, Lisa was with me, picked up a chair on the end of an aisle, and just moved it so I could park. I don't want to be in the aisle. I want to be included. Or I could have just gone in the front somewhere and just parked. But if you're thinking this through, have seating not only at the back table reserved for people with disabilities. They should be able to sit anywhere they want, preferably at an aisle so they can get in easier. That includes dining. If you're allowed to put helium balloons out and dining and have the balloons signifying there's some tables up here that might be easier for you without the table legs there. Or just signs with long post on it. That's because eye level wise I can't see. So your volunteers have to help me.