ONCiTY: The video game that makes us equal
Teaching materials for primary and special education

3. Physical disability

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Welcome to Oncity, a city built on the pillars of Inclusion, respect and empathy!

Oncity is fully accessible! And there are no architectural barriers!

There are ramps next to stairs ramps for wheelchair access, and wide pavements to improve active participation in the city.

What does mobility need to be accessible?

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  • Public transport stops have free space around them for manoeuvring.
  • The glass at bus stops is signposted with vinyl.
  • There are non-slip surfaces and changes in height are adapted for wheelchairs and other ways of moving about (crutches and walkers).
  • The information on posters and signs is at a defined height.
  • Public transport vehicles have mobile ramps that are activated when entering.
  • Call buttons and door handles are at amaximum height of 120 cm to ensure easy handling.

How can we make shopping accessible?

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  • Indoor facilities are accessible by ramps when there is a level drop, ensuring an accessible pedestrian route between supermarket aisles.
  • Entrance doors and indoor and outdoor spaces are free of obstacles, and have an 150 cm diameter clearance, to allow wheelchairs and other equipment to turn and manoeuvre easily (crutches, walkers).
  • Entrance doors either slide or open automatically.
  • All knobs, call buttons, fire extinguishers, etc. are at a maximum height of 120 cm.
  • Shelves with essential products are at a maximum height of 140 cm.
  • Pay and self-pay counters and cash desks have a shelf at no more than 85 cm high.
  • Products have Quick Response (QR) codes on their labels.

How are urban spaces designed to be accessible?

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  • Aisles, turnings and landings are of a regulatory width, between 120 and 180 cm.
  • Ramps are between 120 and 180 cm wide and are less than 6%. Cross slopes must be less than 2%.
  • On counters, opening mechanisms such as door handles and switches, bins and mailboxes have a regulatory height of between 80 and 120 cm.
  • Public toilets have adapted toilets and all other items such as taps, door handles and switches are at wheelchair height.
  • Information to find places and objects, to find your location and understand spaces in a public place, are at the height of the person in a wheelchair.
  • The front row in theatres and cinemas have spaces set aside for wheelchairs.

How can we make studying accessible?

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  • School entrances have ramps and itineraries marked on the floors of playgrounds and corridors.
  • Teachers have different ways of teaching and presenting subjects. They call it Universal Design for Learning /strong> Design.
  • Main entrances have illuminated signs to indicate doors are open.
  • Inclusive sport and after-school activities are encouraged.
  • The local bus to school is accessible, as is the school route.