Dining rooms shall fulfil the following requirements:


1. An accessible path of travel shall be provided to at least half of the dining areas.
2. Illumination of at least 100 lux shall be provided in at least 10% of the dining
room.
3. Sound reduction materials should be incorporated into dining rooms.
4. The floors, and walls shall be made of a smooth & washable material that is
easily cleaned and non-absorbent.
5. At least 10% of the tables shall comply with the dimensional criteria for tables and shall be connected with an accessible path. Atleast 900 mm of clear width shall be provided to reach of these tables.
6. Where self-service aisles or tables are provided, all food, condiments and cutlery
shall be located between 900 mm and 1200 mm from the floor.
7. A clear passage of a minimum of 900 mm should be provided to all food service
areas, condiments and utensils.
8. Space for children strollers and mobility devices shall be provided.
9. At least 10% of seats shall be movable.

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ARd1
Accessible path of travel provided to half of dining area (900mm minimum)

ARd4
10% of the tables shall comply with the dimensional criteria for tables

ARd6
Minimum 900mm clear passage to all food service area

Ard2

ARd2
Illumination ≥100 lux provided in at least 10% of dining rooms.

ARd3
Sound reduction materials used in dining rooms, floors and walls made of washable materials.

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ARd1

Accessible path of travel provided to half of dining area (900mm minimum)

ARd5

The self service tables height located between 900 – 1200mm from the floor)

ARd6
Minimum 900mm clear passage to all food service area

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ARd1

Accessible path of travel provided to half of dining area (900mm minimum)

ARd7
Spaces for children strollers and mobility devices are provided, 10 seats are movable

Glossary of Terms

LUX is a unit of illumination equal to the direct illumination on a surface that is everywhere one meter from a uniform point source of one. It is used in universal design to determine if an area is adequately lit by natural daylight or artificial lighting so people with poor vision are able to navigate a space safely.

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a numeric scale that is used to identify how much light a colour reflects or absorbs. It is used in universal design to identify the contrast between two colours. This can help to determine if there is sufficient contrast to visually identify a feature such as a fonts on a sign, elevator call button, a handrail and other items which need to be seen by visually impaired people.

Pendulum test value (PTV) is a measurement of the slip resistance of a floor surface, either an external or internal floor of a building. The least slip resistance a surface material is, the more likely people may skid or trip, especially in wet conditions. In average circumstances, slip-resistance is as follows:

0-18 = very low slip-resistance.

18-25 = moderate slip-resistance.

25-36 = good slip resistance.

Tactile pavements are textured surfaces with contrasted colour that are perceptible and identifiable by feel or cane or residual functional vision that warns or informs people with visual disabilities.

Truncated domes in a grid pattern to provide a tactile surface under feet of blind users. They are used as a used as a warning of upcoming level changes or obstacles on the course of travel.

Flat topped elongated bars in the paving surface under feet of blind people. They are used as a directional sign to assist the independent mobility of people with visual disabilities.

The interaction space is the space required by a person to interact with another person, furniture, appliance, machine or another element.

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