The permanent exhibition creates accessibility through technology, architecture, design and innovative concepts. The barrier-free offers always engage at least two of the senses. Other parts like the elevator or the paths to the lake in the garden are not yet barrier-free.
Detailed information on the accessibility can be found in the evaluation report of the program Tourism for All. The accessible PDFs provide information about the entrance and exhibition area, the garden, the library, sanitary facilities, the elevator and staircase as well as the cafeteria.
Access for People with Reduced Mobility
The ground floor of the main house as well as the exhibition furniture are wheelchair accessible. The house has a ramp at the entrance, a wheelchair accessible toilet, a wheelchair, specially widened doorways and an elevator to the floors above. Most of the garden monument is also accessible by wheelchair.
Access Through Language
All German and English texts in the permanent exhibition use plain language and a font that was developed by and for people with visual impairments and learning disabilities.
We also offer an audio-guide in German, English, Hebrew, French, Polish, Arabic, Spanish and Italian.
Access for People with Hearing Impairments
Induction receivers are installed in the exhibition (VIA induction handset from molitor), which are suitable for interference-free audio transmission for hearing aids with a T-coil. In addition, headphones with an induction loop can be borrowed for the audio-guide. For the educational programs we also have access to an FM system (Phonak Roger SoundField complete solution with four Phonak Roger MyLink radio receivers).
Access for Visually Impaired and Blind People
The exhibition offers tactile exhibits and floor plans. A tactile floor guidance system leads through the exhibition. In addition, visually impaired people have the option of inverting and enlarging the content of many monitors.
Access for Deaf (People)
The mediaguide currently offers a tour in German Sign Language only. The video screens provide English subtitles.