• European Commission



  • As we said in the last post, these quarantine days are enhancing creativity and reconsideration of our environment and projects as we have more time, and many educational resources have emerged.  Once the alarm state finishes and people starts to leave their houses little by little, a new period will start. We will return to normality but with some changes. Among these changes that will overcome with a new reality is the distance to be kept, less interaction, either with people and elements, teleworking wil be spreaded, and as a consequence spaces will have to adapt to this new way of using them.

    Some predictable changes are the automation of many processes to reduce interaction with people and surfaces. Some examples of this are: automatic doors, voice-activated elevators, cellphone-controlled hotel room entry, hands-free light switches and temperature controls, automated luggage bag tags. Concurrently this would definetely improve many people with disablities´ lifes who usually struggle to do these activities.

    Just as more cleaning and disinfecting practices, will improve the sanitation of spaces, what for sure blind people will be grateful, as many time they guide themselves by sense of touch.

    Waiting areas, to prevent from having high concentrations of people, will be diasseminated what might increase the places reserved for resting, and can also make spaces more accessible, ensuring a resting place.

    And taking into account that spaces will have to include the 1,50 meters measure to ensure the safety distance, new designs will tend to be wider what will ultimately contribute to improve mobility.