Changing Rooms

Accessible dressing or change rooms
A dressing or change room is considered accessible when it fulfils the following conditions:


1. The interior corridors have a minimum width of 1000mm. In direction changes, there is a clear manoeuvring turning space of 1500 mm diameter outside of any opening door space.

2. If there are lockers, the above provisions for storage facilities shall be respected.

3. Benches shall not obstruct access to lockers.

4. The approaching space for lockers, benches and furniture should have a minimum width of 865 mm and should connect to the accessible path of travel.

5. If there are showers, at least one of every ten shall meet the criteria for accessible showers described in this Code.

6. If there are toilets, 1 of every 10 shall be accessible.

Full Guidance



Corridors width ≥1000mm and direction changes with manoeuvring turning space of 1500mm


Approaching space for lockers, benches and furniture 1420 x 865mm


1 of 10 showers is accessible, if provided


1 of 10 toilet is accessible, if provided


Glossary of Terms

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.

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.

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.

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

Tools and Templates

Accessible Toilets
Accessible Rooms

Relevant Guidance