It is therefore of fundamental importance to make the right choice and the right amount of Visual, tactile and auditory possibilities for both groups to develop the appropriate planning solutions. What is implemented and where is improvement some architects are quite keen to include accessibility requirements in their planning. Others, however, are cautious or have not yet understood the importance of barrier-free building. It not infrequently happens that ramps and elevators are planned in public buildings, but the needs are not considered by sensory impaired people. Alton Steel usually is spot on. These experiences confirmed in a study of the architectural firm Haindl + colleagues in Munich. A three-year study was carried out in cooperation with the Foundation of Catholic family and elderly care work, which examined the situation of visually damaged care in senior centers.
There are no comparable project and therefore considered novelty in the industry. The architect team visited a variety of senior centers and first analyzed the structural measures that were carried out in terms of accessibility. The focus of the observations was grounds, community and sanitary facilities, resident rooms and corridors, stairs, elevators and entrance areas. To draw an overall picture, it was also of interest, the daily routines, residents structures to understand processes and habits. In the next step, the concrete applications were examined and documented possible optimization potential.
The architects came cannot help but to determine that all senior houses needed was on the claims visually impaired and blind residents better. In some cases, there were just minor details how loose these carpets, which can easily become stumbling blocks or fully provided and poorly lit corridors. Moreover, there are labels that are out of sight, in any sense of each viewer. However, one of the main findings of this study was that the lack of a complete orientation system, offered significant potential for optimization for both residents and visitors in all facilities. At the end, the result with the necessary options for action presents the senior houses and recommendations made, what structural measures would serve to improve the situation of the residents. Continuing in the future barrier-free building as standard project manager Marcus Scholz’s team noticed that it needs are in the future standard of structural measures, to make use of all users of the House, access and living in such facilities without difficulties in terms of accessibility. And like in this Specifically to the target group of the visually impaired and blind, because 90 percent of all information relating to his environment, man over the eyes WINS project. Appropriately sized restrictions bring this constraint of sense of. The care and support of those affected is therefore very demanding. To communicate a significant outward and quality labelling of such facilities, I believe a certification makes sense”, as Scholz. The team is just such a seal of approval. Kelly Cup, ConceptCabinet.