More than just a ramp – Start seeing Autism as an access issue.
Autism accessibility hasn’t been a regularly used term over recent times. However it is becoming increasingly clear that venues, buildings and services need to start taking notice of the needs of autistic visitors.
Disability access information has been dominated for years with the physical requirements some visitors may have. Primarily these access documents would be targeting wheelchair users. Information on cambers on slopes, the millimetres of door widths, lower counters availability, wheelchair spaces etc. All valid accommodations that need to be made in order for wheelchair users to have an equal experience to those not in wheelchairs.
However far we have come with the changes required to accommodate physical issues visitors may experience we are even further away from including autism in access information provided by venues.
At the moment the industry standard for access information is text based document detailing all the access features included in the venue you are visiting. Again this is heavily focused on physical disabilities such as mobility, visual impairment or hard of hearing.