Photo: Close-up of a finger pressing the demand bell of a shop; Copyright: Jörg Farys | AG Urban

February 2019: Accessibility in retail

04.02.2019

It's often the small things: demand bells and mobile ramps, sign language operation or trained staff dealing with customers with various disabilities –all of this can ensure that the stationary retail becomes more accessible. And the demand is there. Which solutions are already being implemented can be found in the current Topic of the Month February: Accessibility in retail.
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Lernladen increases future retail employees’ accessibility awareness

04.02.2019

What’s it like to shop when you suffer from tremors and have to get coins out of your wallet at the cash register in a hurry? And how much are you still able to see prices when you are dealing with a visual impairment? Many apprentices can only guess what that must be like. At the so-called Lernladen, they get to experience these scenarios first-hand with the help of simulation goggles and gloves.
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Photo: Employees at Starbucks Signing Store selling coffee in ASL; Copyright: Joshua Trujillo | Starbucks Stories

Accessibility as the basis of an inclusive shopping experience concept

04.02.2019

While some people count shopping among their hobbies, people with disabilities are often not quite as excited about shopping. REHACARE.com has researched and listed some easy ways for supermarkets to facilitate a more relaxed and calmer shopping experience for people on the autism spectrum and reveals where you can order coffee drinks in sign language.
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Photo: Close-up of a finger pressing the demand bell of a shop; Copyright: Jörg Farys | AG Urban

Accessibility in retail

04.02.2019

It's often the small things: demand bells and mobile ramps, sign language operation or trained staff dealing with customers with various disabilities –all of this can ensure that the stationary retail becomes more accessible. And the demand is there. Which solutions are already being implemented can be found in the current Topic of the Month February: Accessibility in retail.
Read more
Photo: A shop owner who allows a wheelchair user access to his shop by means of a mobile ramp; Copyright: Jörg Farys | AG Urban

Accessible retail: Status quo and industry trends

04.02.2019

How will we be shopping in the future? How will our buying behavior change? These are questions that companies must already ponder today. REHACARE.com takes a closer look at the retail industry, ponders the possible future and highlights projects that already focus on enabling participation in retail consumption.
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