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Accessibility – Who is affected?

The need for an accessible environment can affect every one of us. Our motoric skills or sensory functions can be temporarily or permanently be limited without notice in consequence of a sports injury or accident. Certainly, you have already had problems carrying heavy luggage during a trip. Or you were not able to understand an announcement at a train station or at the airport due to the loud ambient noise. We often do not consciously perceive such and similar situations. People with various types of (permanent) impairments experience such obstacles every day.

When it comes to accessibility, we mostly think of people with disabilities. However, barrier-free solutions also help large groups, such as people with temporary disabilities, the elderly, who have increasing physical complaints and disabilities as they age, parents with children or travellers.

According to Statistics Austria, around 1.7 million people with permanent impairments live in Austria, which is about 20% of the population.

While these figures may appear very high at first glance, it should be kept in mind, that many disabilities are not visible in the first moment.

Comprehensive accessibility

A distinction can be drawn between structural, communicative, intellectual, social and economic accessibility. These partial aspects complement each other to form the concept of “comprehensive accessibility.

Comprehensive barrier-free planning means to design products, services or the environment in such a way that it can be used by everyone without the need for subsequent adjustments or special equipment.

The service and mobility chain must be viewed and designed holistically. Starting from the planning and information, traveling, shopping, eating and drinking up to entertainment and accommodation.

If accessibility cannot (fully) be achieved in the short-to-medium term, it is necessary to provide sufficient information, which standards are not met, and which services are currently unusable.

Our services

In the course of our consultation work, individual problem areas are shown in detail. After that, appropriate solutions are developed by us. We show you how to fix deficiencies as efficient as possible and how to use accessible services to your advantage.

In our modern and analytical way of working, we address the following content and topics for long-term solutions:

General transfer of knowledge on the topic of accessibility

State analysis as part of an on-site inspection

Development of an accessibility strategy and an accessibility implementation plan:

  • Aligning the corporate strategy with the accessibility strategy
  • Recommending measures with priority setting
  • Involvement of people, who are directly affected, or representatives of various disability organisations
  • Joint identification of temporally differentiated goals and milestones

Development of a consulting report

Training of employees

  • Information and awareness campaigns
  • Development of organizational measures

Implementation support

  • Preliminary cost estimate for the implementation of the individual measures
  • Control of the implemented measures in compliance with standards

Public relation

  • External communication about the measures that are carried out, e.g. to your customers, on social networks, to the press
  • Internal communication, e.g. to your own employees

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