Accessibility and Inclusive Play
Before we finalised the centre’s design we researched and sought feedback about different accessibility needs. We asked families with parents or children who have either a visual impairment, use a wheelchair, or other mobility aids. This assisted our choices of surface material, layout, and position.
We created wide enough doorways and opening to provide access for wheelchairs and/or children who do not like to feel confined. We considered the space that guests have to pass each other while moving around the centre.
We wanted to give children, parents, carers and people of all abilities inclusive access and the opportunity to move around the venue easily, independently, and safely.
Each month we run a quiet session for those who like it a little calmer. We adapt to remove the bell being rung, having a low capacity and no microphone announcements. All aiming to be a bit easier on the senses.