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Danise Levine, assistant director of the IDEA Center, consulted with Uniland Development Co. throughout the design and development process to incorporate universal design practices throughout the facility. Photo: School of Architecture and Planning Facebook page
All public building entrances and exits are at grade, with level thresholds providing step-free access.
Generous clearances and turning spaces throughout the facility allow visitors who use wheeled mobility devices, strollers, carts, etc. to turn and travel throughout the building with ease.
Oversized circulation paths provide ample space for guests of all abilities to travel throughout the building comfortably.
The wayfinding system provides visitors with information to orient themselves and find their destination easier. For example, room doors are delineated from all other doors using variations in carpet color and all room number signs include a unique photograph.
Inside the room, the doorbell light flashes and the very loud tone alerts a hearing-impaired guest that someone is at the door.
The guest rooms feature lots of floor space to allow guests in wheelchairs and other mobility devices to easily navigate the room.
This wide "hallway" can easily accommodate wheelchairs. The door to the left connects to an adjoining room; the door at the rear opens to the common hall of the hotel.
A variety of universal design guest-room types are available with added amenities, such as larger clearances, lowered thermostats, stepless showers, sinks with knee clearance and hooks mounted at a variety of heights.
Published August 6, 2020