Equality acts and legislation means that employers have a duty to not only make sure that their office is accessible to people with disabilities, but that it is also accessible to visitors and guests in their building as well.
In 2011, the World Health Organization reported that approximately 15% of the global population has a disability. It’s important to remember that a disability doesn’t necessarily refer to a person with a physical handicap – a disability can also refer to a person who is challenged intellectually, psychologically or educationally. In some countries, the unemployment rate for disabled people is as high as 80%, which is why it is important to ensure that your office is disability-friendly. Here are a few design tips to take note of:
Invest in the Right Desks
Height adjustable desks are key for a disability-friendly office environment. View our range of height adjustable desks to find a high-quality and affordable solution for your office.
Make Things Accessible
Easily accessible plug sockets and a cable management system can reduce a lot of hazards and ensure that everyone is able to reach what they need with ease.
Include a few parking spaces for those with disabilities near your entrance. This way, those with a disability won’t have to park far from the office and be forced to undertake a long walk to the building.
Get Ergonomic Office Cubicle Systems
With the right office cubicle systems, disabled employees will be able to set up their work areas in a way that is comfortable and ergonomic for them. BE Furniture’s office cubicle walls are fully modular and can be adjusted for each cubicle.
Need more information about creating a disability-friendly office? Then contact us today at https://www.befurniture.com/.