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Collection of male and female wheelchair users drawn from the side elevation. Representing various postures that include moving, resting, and waiting, these side elevation drawings of wheelchair users should be incorporated into architectural drawings to ensure that consideration and space has been provided to meet accessibility demands. Wheelchairs have a standard overall length/depth of 42” | 106.7 cm and seated users have an overall height between 48”-53” | 122-135 cm.
Mixed assortment of drawings of male and female wheelchair users as viewed from a front elevation. Sitting in varied postures from active to passive, these front elevations of wheelchair users are helpful when illustrating and demonstrating required widths of spaces that account for accessibility. Wheelchairs have a standard overall width of 25” | 63.5 cm and seated users range in height from 48”-53” | 122-135 cm.
Assortment of boys and girls sitting as seen from the back profile. Children are always moving between various sitting positions at home or at school as they play and learn. Naturally taking on postures that are comfortable to their bodies, children most commonly sit in positions that include: Criss-cross applesauce (legs crossed), legs in front, legs to the side, on their knees, or W position. W Sitting, when a child sits on their butt with their knees bent and feet angled outward, is known to put your child at risk for injuries and limited core strength and flexibility and should be corrected whenever possible.
Criss-cross Applesauce, a nursery rhyme phrase referring to sitting cross-legged on the floor, is a popular sitting style used in school environments when gathering students in groups for exercises and reading. Replacing the long-used and politically incorrect ‘Indian Style’ phrase in educational settings, Criss-cross Applesauce is a familiar and common posture that helps students gather and focus students for learning. Kids should not sit in Criss-cross Applesauce position for too long or they may have pains or develop poor posture.
Collection of assorted 6 year old boys and girls in front elevation with various casual standing postures and clothing. Helpful for understanding the height of 6 year old children when designing spaces such as learning environments, classrooms, and play areas for kids, these scaled drawings are useful when drawing architectural elevations and sections. 6 year old children have average heights between 3’8”-3’11” | 1.19-1.12 m. Outline silhouettes and detailed drawings available.