We recommend to follow the next recommendations while examining the objects of the barrier-free environment:
The most important objects for disabled persons:
- Sport facilities and centers equipped for Paralympic sports
- Social services centers
- Hospital and clinics
- City transportation facilities (railway stations, airports)
- Cultural establishments: theatres, cinemas, museums
- Municipal/ regional administration
- Welfare and service objects (stores, dry cleaner’s, repair shops, etc.)
The main objects of the barrier-free environment of special attention:
- Flat ramps
- Doors with wide doorways
- Flat pavements without borders and variations equipped with audio and color labeling (tactile tile and traffic light with acoustic signal)
- Elevators equipped with audio and video indicators, with the button symbols repeated in Braille
- Low counters and tables in cafes
- Specially fitted bathrooms
- Vehicles equipped with the ramps
- Other elements of the barrier-free environment
To provide the most detailed object’s description on the web-site “Accessibility Map” try to walk in the shoes of a disabled person. Imagine if it is comfortable for them to enter a building, to reach the target floor, to obtain required information, to use a bathroom, etc. Keep in mind that an accessible venue must correspond to 3 key accessibility principles: equality, respect for peculiarities and operability.
There are different forms of disability (vision impairment, hearing impairment, locomotor system impairment, metal disorders and other forms of disability). It is generally preferable to specify if the object is accessible for people with any form of disability.
Barrier-free environment is necessary not just for disabled people, but also for other people with limited mobility. It may refer to mothers with baby carriages and little children, to seniors, to people on bicycles and rollers. It is generally preferable to indicate if the object is accessible for these groups of people.
Make a close-up photo of the building / object general view and the elements of barrier-free environment. A disabled person can decide whether they can use this object easily.
Input the detailed contact information of the object (exact address, telephone number, e-mail), as far as it may help the interested users to find additional information on website.
You may get more information about the barrier-free environment that will help you to examine accessible objects in the section “Barrier-Free Environment”.