The Building Code will often identify the public doorways that must be provided with a power door operator. However, the Building Code does not always specify the placement of the power door operator push button. These two short videos clearly show that a poorly positioned push button (in the door frame) makes it impossible for a person in a wheelchair to enter a space; while a positively positioned push button (outside of the door swing) makes for easy access for any user in a wheelchair.
NAIT NewsWatch: ACCESSIBLE ARCHITECTURE
This video was produced by a young NAIT media student, doing a news feature on visitable housing.
These two short videos show the different pathways visitors – those who can use stairs and those who cannot – must use to get to the second floor of HUB Mall, located at the University of Alberta’s campus in Edmonton.
This short video highlights the accessibility of the City of Edmonton’s Mayor’s Award winner for Accessible Architecture – “Ambrose Place,” designed by Ron Wickman Architect.
ELIMINATING HORRIFIC HOUSES
This series of three short videos uses a horror movie theme to give a humorous look at the problems when we do not design and build visitable homes.
YOUR HOME'S VISITABILITY
This video is a short feature on a book that I published entitled Accessible Architecture: A Visit from Pops.
RON WICKMAN ARCHITECT
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA