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Accessible Ramp

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DDA Adaptations


 

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  • Urgent Need for Accessible Housing

  • In the UK, 13.9 million disabled people exist, and by 2036, 28% of the population will be 65 and over.

  • Only 7% of housing stock in England includes basic accessibility features.

  • Failure to address this gap could result in more elderly and disabled individuals moving to residential care and hospitals struggling to discharge patients due to unsuitable home environments.

  • Armaguard: Specialists in Accessible Entrances and Exits

  • Armaguard resolves the accessibility gap by creating inclusive environments for residential and commercial spaces.

  • Designs and installs entrance and exit points compliant with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements.

  • Ensures buildings are welcoming to all, including disabled and elderly individuals, through careful planning and consultation.

  • Implements solutions that meet or exceed necessary standards, enhancing accessibility and user experience.

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Doors

  • Wider Doorways

    • Accommodation for Wheelchairs: Doorways widened for easy wheelchair access.

    • Improved Traffic Flow: Reduces congestion, enhancing accessibility.

  • Low-Threshold Doors

    • Barrier-Free Entry: Low or no thresholds eliminate tripping hazards.

    • Smooth Transition: Ensures seamless entry and exit experience.

  • Automatic Door Openers

    • Hands-Free Operation: Eases entry for individuals with mobility impairments.

    • Motion Sensors: Automatically open and close doors, reducing physical strain.

    • Safety Sensors: Prevent doors from closing on people or objects, ensuring safety.

  • Lever Handles and Push/Pull Bars

    • Ease of Use: Easier operation than traditional knobs, suitable for limited hand strength or dexterity.

    • Accessibility: Positioned at heights accessible to all users.

  • Smart Locks

    • Keyless Entry: Access via PIN codes, smartphone apps, or biometric verification.

    • Remote Control: Lock or unlock doors remotely for convenience and security.

    • Integration with Home Automation: Connects to home automation systems for enhanced control and monitoring.

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Ramps 

  • Step-Free Access

    • Accessible Paths: Ramps replace steps for wheelchair users and those with mobility challenges.

    • Non-Slip Surfaces: Ensures safety in all weather conditions.

    • Gradient: Designed with an appropriate slope for ease of use and DDA compliance.

Handrails

  • Support and Stability

  • Assistance for Mobility: Handrails support individuals with mobility impairments on ramps and stairs.

  • Compliance: Installed at proper heights with suitable grip surfaces to meet DDA standards.

Access Control

  • Accessible Intercom Systems

    • User-Friendly Interfaces: Large buttons, clear audio, and visual indicators aid those with hearing or visual impairments.

    • Integrated Access Control: Simplifies entry for authorised personnel and visitors.

  • Automatic Door Opener

    • Controlled opening and Closure: Ensures safe, slow door operating to prevent accidental injury.

    • Adjustable Settings: Customisable closing speed and force to meet specific needs.

  • Visual and Audible Cues

    • Enhanced Navigation: Tactile paving, contrasting colors, and clear signage assist visually impaired individuals in navigating entrances and exits.

    • Audible Signals: Announcements or sounds indicate door operations and emergency exits for those with visual impairments.

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Additional Considerations

  • Adequate Lighting

    • Safety and Visibility: Well-lit entrances and exits prevent accidents and aid individuals with visual impairments.

    • Motion-Activated Lights: Automatically illuminate when motion is detected, enhancing security and convenience.

  • Signage

    • Clear Signage

      • Directional Guidance: High-contrast, large-text signs guide users to entrances and exits.

      • Compliance: Ensures signage meets DDA requirements for visibility and readability.

  • Weather Protection

    • Canopies and Shelters

      • Protection from Elements: Entrance canopies or shelters shield individuals from rain, snow, and wind, improving comfort and safety.

      • Non-Slip Mats: Placed at entry points to prevent slipping in wet conditions.

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