Above and beyond wheelchair-friendly
German DIN standard 18040 describes barrier-free design of buildings open to the public. It gives clear specifications for doors, including that they must be readily recognisable, easy to open and close, and safe to pass through.
At neuform, we support the implementation of barrier-free design, including with elements that enable door recognition via a minimum of two differing senses (i.e. two of the senses of sight, touch and hearing). To this end, we ensure door leaves and frames can be easily identified – via tactile means, visually-contrasting appearance, contrasts that are visible under all lighting conditions, and via safety markings on glass surfaces. In addition, we offer doors with automatic opening and closing systems, and that are maximum operating forces class 3 – so people can use and access doors unaided. Moreover, at neuform, barrier-free access also means that doors have a clearance width of at least 90 centimetres, and that floor door stops or thresholds are avoided.
That goes to show: neuform doors provide simple, reliable access, and are easy to recognise and use.