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Accessible supermarkets: paving the way to inclusion

Accessible supermarkets are part of the search for equality and inclusion that pose a new challenge for supermarkets: access for people with reduced mobility.

Physical barriers designed to regulate customer flow and ensure safety have, paradoxically, created an exclusionary environment for those who rely on wheelchairs or have difficulty moving around and need trolleys for reduced mobility.

 

This is the way to convert spaces into accessible supermarkets

Users with reduced mobility have shared their experiences, highlighting the lack of sufficient space to manoeuvre and gain access through barriers with their wheelchairs. 

This limitation not only results in:

  • a frustrating experience
  • also significantly hinders their independence and affronts their dignity. 

The need for additional assistance to overcome these barriers highlights the gap between accessibility and the everyday reality for many people.

This scenario underlines the importance of considering accessibility in the design and implementation of access control solutions in public spaces, especially in crowded environments such as supermarkets. 

 

What are the needs to be covered?

The voice of those facing these difficulties is clear: 

  • alternative solutions are required to ensure universal accessibility, 
  • It must be easy to allow  all people to gain access to facilities smoothly and without obstacles

In this context, companies like Carttec are creating a positive effect that makes a difference. With customisable access systems, it opens the door to inclusion, ensuring that all users, regardless of their situation, can enter and move freely within supermarkets. 

These solutions to create accessible supermarkets not only remove physical barriers, but also promote a message of equality and respect for all people.