The following key requirements and access dimensions for spectator and viewing areas must be read in conjunction with key requirements and key access dimensions for all buildings and all installations.
- A continuous accessible path of travel from the site entry to and through any spectator and viewing area.
- Clear, easy to read signage at the entry to the spectator and viewing area incorporating relevant international symbols of access or deafness, that can easily be read by a person when standing or seated and incorporating raised tactile and Braille elements.
- Viewing areas connected to, but located off the continuous accessible path of travel, so as not to provide an obstruction to path users.
- A raised viewing area for people who need to remain seated, in areas where viewing is predominantly undertaken by people who are standing.
- Accessible seating spaces available in a variety of equitable locations throughout a building or facility, that allow people to sit together, for example, friends and family, person using a wheelchair and person using an assistance animal.
- Rows of seating that have adequate space between them to allow people to easily move through.
- Additional space available next to seating that will allow a person to store items, for example, wheeled luggage and assistance animal.
- Range of seating with backs and armrests.
- Various height seating suitable for children and adults.
- Removable seating with backs and armrests provided in areas of fixed seating.
- Viewing areas that provide clear lines of sight to activities, events or a scene being viewed.
- Accessible paths, ramps, stairs and seating at any temporary viewing area.
- An appropriate kerb and handrail on any raised viewing platform to prevent people from falling or rolling over an edge.
- Where relevant, accessible viewing spaces for people sitting in vehicles, who may have difficulty in leaving the vehicle.
- Alternatives to viewing areas that cannot be accessed by all people, for example, provision of interpretative elements such as audio visual presentations, displays or architectural models, thermoforms and live television links.
- A hearing augmentation system where an inbuilt amplification system is installed.
- Shade and shelter over some viewing and spectator areas that are located outdoors.
- Access to appropriate toilets for all users including people with mobility challenges, for example, ambulant and unisex accessible toilets.
Key access dimensions