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Hi Marcus/all

Sorry that my initial query wasn't clear. It is the controls inside the
lift that I'm referring to here. And to answer Helen's query, the BS states
that the panel should be on the right hand side when entering the car.

I can see the 'consistency' point, though it would be difficult to justify
significant spend on moving the existing control panel from left side to
right for reasons of consistency, particularly in the current economic
environment.

I think I'm going to recommend that the inconsistency of the existing
arrangement should be highlighted to staff (so that can inform visitors)
and to potential visitors via the website. They could also try to highlight
the existing panel with colour contrasting borders on the panel and the
buttons.

Thanks

Shane


Shane Hogan
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Hi Shane

Are these the controls outside the lift, or in the car itself?

My suggestion would be that it needs to be the same location for
consistency reasons for ease of location for people with vision
impairments. Of course some lift cars have controls on both sides.

Regards
Marcus

Professor Marcus Ormerod
SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre
The University of Salford
Maxwell Building 4th Floor
The Crescent
Salford M5 4WT
Tel 0161 295 5405
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Subject: [ACCESSIBUILT] Location of lift control panels

Is there any accessibility reason for the reco

Hi everybody

Is there any accessibility reason for the recommendation in BS EN81-70:2003
(section 5.4.2.3 a) that lift control panels should be located on the right
hand side for lifts with centre opening doors?

We are dealing with an existing lift which has the control panel on the
left hand side, and the costs of relocating the panel from left to right
are significant. Is there any accessibility benefit available by moving the
panel from left to right at significant cost?

Best regards

Shane


Shane Hogan
Project Manager - Excellence through Accessibility
National Disability Authority

Email: [log in to unmask]
Web: http://www.nda.ie/eta
Direct Line: 01-6080497

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