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Disability And Eclisse

The benefits of sliding pocket doors are often overlooked when designing new or refurbished accommodation for the disabled.
Of course you get more usable space and no intrusion into corridors, but if you are a wheelchair user or have difficulties with manoeuvrability it is clearly much, much easier to pass through a sliding pocket door. The awkward backward and  forward motion needed when using a hinged door is completely eliminated. 
This is also the case for anyone using walking aids or indeed blind or sight impared, as the danger from the leading edge is removed.