On August 1, 2013 Perspektiva conducted a building and information accessibility study for people with various disabilities at the Tret’yakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane. This study was part of the project “Open society, free from barriers and stereotypes towards people with disabilities”, and was implemented with financial support from the UK Ministry of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
On August 1, 2013 Perspektiva conducted a building and information accessibility assessment for people with various disabilities at the Tret’yakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane. The accessibility assessment was part of the project “Promoting a Disability Friendly / Barrier Free Community in 3 Communities," and was implemented with financial support from the UK Ministry of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
The Gallery is very popular among art lovers, students, children and guests of the Russian capital therefore it is important that all people feel comfortable visiting the exhibition. Perspektiva has extensive experience in assessing the accessibility of buildings and have been called upon to conduct expert assessments many times before.
One of the key features of the assessment is the feedback, presented as a report containing all the data and measurements taken during the survey. However, the most important are the recommendations to improve and update the technical facilities in the gallery, creating or installing new user-friendly equipment for people with disabilities.
Perspektiva's expert team (Denise Roza, Mariya Gendeleva and Yulia Simonova) surveyed the parking area, courtyard, entry, toilets, and the means of access to all products and services offered by the Gallery. They assessed not only the architectural accessibility, but also took notice of the availability of information by surveying signage in the gallery because appropriate signage is important not only for people with disabilities, but for all visitors to the gallery.
Staff at the Tret'yakov Gallery already have ideas on how to make the building more accessible to all people. We hope that by working jointly it will be possible for all of the recommendations and suggested ideas to be implemented.