“Seriously … You want my place?” Is a campaign raised by the “State Commission for the Social Integration of Persons with Disabilities” and Monterey High Tech Campus Zacatecas, seeks to raise awareness about her respect for the drawers exclusively for people with disabilities.

There are many campaigns that seek to achieve respect to the drawer for the exclusive use of persons with disabilities, however, a reality is that the drawers intended for use only rarely meet the specifications given in this causing an overpopulation of drawers to base their proposal to have drawn the international symbol of accessibility but that do not solve the problem and in turn create confusion by giving the false impression that a parking space exclusively for PWDs just about to book a place.

 

QuieresMiLugar (1)Image and information about the campaign: Zacatecas

There are many campaigns that seek to achieve respect to the drawer for the exclusive use of persons with disabilities, however, a reality is that the drawers intended for use only rarely meet the specifications given in this causing an overpopulation of drawers to base their proposal to have drawn the international symbol of accessibility but that do not solve the problem and in turn create confusion by giving the false impression that a parking space exclusively for PWDs just about to book a place.

So what is the function of a mixed exclusively for people with disabilities?

The first function of a car park for the exclusive use if the book somewhere that required PWD but not from a welfare point of view, ie book is not a way of favor or special attention, it comes to booking a place that meets the characteristics of a PWD use required to descend and get into his vehicle, and the activities derived from that need.

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Image elaborated for CONADIS 2012 

You can understand the needs of a parking space for the exclusive use analyzing seeks to meet your specifications.

Dimensions: the recommended dimensions for a single unique utility drawer is 5.00mts 3.80mts deep and wide, the width is based on two aspects: the first is the width of a normal drawer for a large vehicle (2.50 m) and the second to leave room for a corridor for the movement of a wheelchair.

Hall of movement: Its size must allow 360 ° rotation of a wheelchair on its own axis, without damaging the vehicle, is recommended signaling striped pedestrian to prevent the vehicle that occupies the block due to lack of information about their use. (If the vehicle is parked right in the middle of the width of the drawer exclusive use, it loses all its intended function)

This corridor should be necessarily linked directly to a safe pedestrian circulation, if this is at the level of vehicular traffic, should be marked with stripes pedestrian, if the circulation requires a level change (bench) the corridor must be directly linked a ramp to facilitate the change of level.

Signage: We recommend two signals:

 A fair ground is the area for the vehicle, drawing the international symbol of accessibility,

  the second is the vertical signs, using also the international symbol, to assist the location of the drawer from long distances. (It is very important that the symbol obeying the dimensions specified for viewing, without overlooking the proportion of international design.)

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You can lose the intention of signaling when the symbol does not obey international design specifications, the image shows a makeshift symbol Spain Park Mexico City Photo: Esteban Baez

Obstacles: In many places one chooses to place barriers to divide the place to PWDs, is an unnecessary, since usually the intention despite having put these elements are usually heavy and yet there is no guarantee that there is always someone nearby to provide support for removal, one should never overlook the fact that the drawer is intended for a person by their disability will probably not be able to move on their own.

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These signaling elements, whose function is to separate the place and point PcD drawer exclusivity, but detract from the need to move them all merit to make them a barrier and obstacle to the use of the drawer. Location: Parking the National Museum of Anthropology and History. Photo: Esteban Baez

These features manage the operation of a unique utility drawer at 90, so it’s recommended specifications for each type of drawer are designed to ensure the accessibility of PWDs.

Returning to the slogan of this campaign, we become conscious that the elements to provide accessibility, as are the parking spaces, toilets, seats exclusive use, not a charity or a favor to provide comfort to who most need are elements that follow a certain design to meet specific needs to ensure that people with disabilities can make a worthy use of the services to which everyone is entitled.

Author information:

Carpeta en linea:
Pagina de Acohua “Todos entran” 
(architectural accessibility):
tarjeta Arq. Esteban

CONADIS 2012 
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