Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Bog Off! Exhibit 15 Too Trendy For Their Own Good!

Design is a feature often lacking from accessible facilities which tend towards the utilitarian and ugly grey hospital style much beloved by Social Services.

So, whilst it's nice to see some places making a real effort with the decor, it's not much use if they end up so trendy and overdesigned it renders them unusable by those needing the accessible facility. This loo was so dark I could barely see to put my lipgloss on...let alone not trip over my feet! The visible light is almost all reflection from the flash on my camera phone.

And, whilst keen eyed wheelchair users may have spotted the fake flowers and sanitary disposal bin in the way of transfers...fret not! The only way into this particular establishment is up several steps indicating just how welcome disabled people might be! To be fair there is a push for help button outside the bar, but I rather suspect no-one's ever told the staff what to do if someone did push it!


1 comment:

cogidubnus said...

Now that is truly novel... a designer finished non-accessible accessible bog...

Hmmm...

Might have saved themselves some trouble by just slinging down an old dressing gown in the corner of the bar...