Playing is for everyone, regardless of physical or mental skills. All children have a fundamental right to play, stated in the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, this right is hardly met for children with disabilities in practice. And that is not without consequences. Children with disabilities have few or no friends in the area. This results in the fact that at a later age a large proportion of adults with disabilities feel lonely and have a certain degree of social isolation. It is time that something was done about this! Many of our product lines are equipped with all kinds of specific elements for inclusive play. Consider the accessibility of the playground equipment, but also interactive, auditory and visual aspects. As a result, disabled children can play along. This makes playing together even more fun!
Inclusive play, we try to interweave in our designs for playgrounds, care gardens (together with our sister company VISSERgroen) and play equipment. We have solutions for:
- auditory limitations (stimulation of other senses such as smell, touch and hearing)
- visual limitations (clear use of color in playground equipment and planting, feel walls, musical instruments)
- cognitive or neurological limitations (snooze spaces within a design)
- physical limitations (including bird’s nest swing, but also fitness equipment for seniors / wheelchairs)