In the world of accessibility, every improvement counts. That’s why we have joined forces with KwickScreen to make a difference. The collaboration aims to improve Changing Places Toilets, ensuring we cater to everyone’s needs. But there’s a challenge we’re tackling head-on: how to effectively use graphics without overwhelming those with sensory sensitivities.

what is a kwickscreen?

KwickScreen’s wall mounted customisable privacy screen is an innovative solution for Changing Places Toilets and other environments where privacy is required. It can be operated with one hand, is easy to maintain and clean, and is fully customisable on both sides with images of your choice.

One of the standout features of KwickScreen is its versatility and customisation options. Unlike traditional privacy screens, KwickScreen designs boast a unique feature – there are no tracks or rails for entanglement or germ harbouring, ensuring a hygienic environment.

KwickScreen offers the opportunity for full customisation with an image of your choice. Whether it’s a local scenic photo, a relevant image to your venue, or simply something to bring a smile, the possibilities are endless. The ability to print on both sides of the screen allows for maximum personalisation, transforming an otherwise utilitarian room into a conversation starter.

NHS Lister Hospital Changing Places Toilet (KwickScreen)

understanding the challange

Changing Places Toilets are essential facilities for people with disabilities. They provide the space and equipment needed for individuals with profound disabilities to use the toilet safely and comfortably.

However, the inclusion of graphics on privacy screens/murals, can present challenges for those with sensory sensitivities.

We understand the importance of finding a balance between informative graphics and sensory-friendly design.

the solution: careful design

The key to addressing this challenge lies in flexibility and careful design. KwickScreen offers a solution by being optional, allowing users to control their sensory environment. 

This flexibility ensures that individuals can choose whether to use the screen based on their comfort level.

When it comes to the graphics themselves, we keep the designs clear and simple, prioritising functionality over complexity. By avoiding overwhelming visuals, they ensure that the graphics serve their purpose without causing distress.

Selsey Centre Changing Places Toilet (KwickScreen)
Changing Places Toilet (KwickScreen)

considering sensory sensitivities

We pay attention to factors like colour contrast and font size to ensure that the graphics are easy to understand for everyone. By being mindful of these details, they create a more inclusive environment in Changing Places Toilets.

Furthermore, Kwickscreen presents an excellent opportunity for effective marketing through branding. By adding your logo to the privacy screen, you can effortlessly integrate your brand identity into the space.

Whether it’s a healthcare facility, corporate environment, or public venue, incorporating your logo onto the Kwickscreen provides an effective marketing strategy.

challenges of murals in dementia care

Murals covering entire walls from floor to ceiling may pose significant challenges, particularly for individuals with dementia. While visually striking, they can create a disorienting and overwhelming environment. The complex and busy patterns can lead to confusion and agitation. Additionally, individuals may perceive the murals as barriers or obstacles, further increasing feelings of frustration and anxiety.

In contrast, Kwickscreen’s customisable graphics offer a more controlled approach, allowing for the display of calming imagery or clear wayfinding cues. This thoughtful consideration of sensory sensitivities is crucial in creating environments that promote comfort and well-being for individuals with dementia.

Changing Places Toilet (KwickScreen)

The collaboration between Astor Bannerman and Kwickscreen exemplifies the power of teamwork in addressing accessibility challenges. By leveraging each other’s strengths and expertise we are able to tackle complex issues with creativity and innovation.

Ultimately, the goal is to make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. By improving the accessibility of Changing Places Toilets, we are creating more welcoming and inclusive spaces for everyone.

By prioritising flexibility, careful design, and inclusivity, KwickScreen are making a real difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. With their continued efforts, the future of accessibility looks brighter than ever.

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