The Royal Adelaide Hospital is designed to ensure people with a disability can easily access the facility and its services.
The hospital design incorporates a combination of sensory aids and visual tools to assist people with a disability in navigating their way into and around the building.
Lifts featuring braille buttons and audible level announcements are situated inside the main entrance areas on Levels 1, 2 and 3, and throughout all wings of the hospital.
Hearing loops and microphones are installed in all reception areas where patients go to check in, allowing hearing aid wearers to hear the speaker’s voice with less distortion.
A hearing loop is a sound system which produces a wireless signal that is picked up by hearing aids and overcomes distance and background noise.
Signage will indicate that a hearing loop is available.
To assist people with a visual impairment, contrasting colours are utilised to distinguish abutting pavements and walkway intersections.
Tactile ground surface indicators, which can be felt underfoot, are also in place to guide patients and visitors to the hospital’s main reception on Level 3.
Onsite parking is available for people with disability.