Child Care

Making Childcare Design And Development Inclusive For The Disabled

Disabled children may need to go to childcare centers as well. They should feel welcome in this environment. Indeed, most local laws specifically state that plans should accessibility measures to accommodate those with disability.

These include ramps for entrances to allow wheelchair-bound individuals to move around with ease across the complex. When it comes to the playground, some stations may be modified to allow the disabled to play with other kids.

The toilets must have at least one wide door that prioritizes the disabled. The faucets and other fixtures should be within their easy reach. For tall buildings, there might be an elevator because stairs would be too difficult to use.

Other possible modifications are published in local handbooks. Industry-wide best practices can be adopted as well to make childcare design and development as responsive as possible to those who will be using the center.