The info portal now also shows availability in Lunen's public buildingsEnglish 

The info portal now also shows availability in Lunen’s public buildings

Without a lift and other obstacles, stairs quickly become an insurmountable obstacle for people with disabilities. Now the information portal has created a special review for Lunen.

In this deep section, it is difficult for wheelchair users to reach the handle: Wolfgang Bennewitz (left), Elisabeth Grieseler-Middendorf (both of the Disability Advisory Board), Lügertrepper and Daria Frank from the agency Barrierefrei NRW. © City of Luene

Anyone who wants to visit a public building in Lunen can now find out about possible obstacles or obstacles on the Internet. The agency “Barrierefrei NRW” has so far investigated 22 buildings in Lipstadt for their accessibility and published the results on the information portal “NRW informierBar”.

For this purpose, the students tested buildings such as the Heinz-Hilpert-theater, Cineworld, the Gahmen community center, churches, district bus stops and the town hall and measured some of them with special equipment. The focus was on entry ways, access to rooms and toilets. “People with different disabilities can use it to better plan visits to offices or events,” explains Daria Frank from the agency Barrierefrei NRW.

150 communities of NRW are registered on the portal

In addition to possible accessibility restrictions, the portal also lists technical support offers, equipment specifications, the possibility of on-site personal support or information on contact points for individual user groups. The “NRW informierBar” includes general data on around 1000 buildings in 150 municipalities in NRW.

Daria Frank is satisfied with the support of the city of Lunen. “Self-determined participation in the social life of the city is possible only if the municipalities are committed to this goal.” Accessibility should be given a high priority. Together with experts such as the Disability Advisory Council of the Municipality of Lünen, the emphasis is on barrier-free solutions.

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