If you have been told by disabled patrons that your commercial property isn't as accessible as it could be, it may be time to make some changes. There are many things that you can do throughout the space to accommodate all of your handicapped clients and guests.
If you've never had to use handicap equipment or you haven't been handicapped it can be hard to understand what inconveniences they face on a daily basis. Here are a few things you'll want to consider adding to your commercial property so you don't have any more offended or inconvenienced guests that have handicaps or disabilities.
Can the guest press a button for an automatic door to open if they are coming in or going out on their own? If not, they may not be able to get through the door with a walker or a wheelchair on their own. The automatic door doesn't just benefit the handicapped, but also mothers with children and people carrying items. These doors can be installed and can be linked with any commercial security system you have for the building.
A Wheelchair Lift
You can get a wheelchair lift at a medical supply store, to help people get in and out if you don't have a ramp for them to use, or to help handicap people in and out of their vans or vehicles when they arrive. If you have an area in the building where there are a couple of steps, this could be very helpful.
Lowered Handicap Sink
Is it difficult for someone who is handicapped to wash their hands in the sink at the bathroom if they are in a wheelchair because the countertops or vanity is too high? If so, you're making it difficult for the person to practice proper hygiene and it's very inconvenient. Getting a lowered sink to help the handicapped and also children, offering hand sanitizer and making sure that there are drying options available will help the situation.
There are many problems that people have to face on a daily basis when they are handicapped in some way. You don't want them on crutches, walking with a cane, wheeling around in a wheelchair or trying to get around your place with a walker and having problems because you aren't being considerate. Consider these different options to make your space more handicap friendly for the people that you are serving. For more information about improving the mobility of your business, contact a company such as Jay Hatfield Mobility.Share