Facilities for the sensory disabled
The problems of people with a sensory disability (impaired hearing or sight, deaf, blind or speech problems) are still realised too little.
Consequently too many people still live in unnecessary isolation. Expert help needs to be much more widely available. This specific expertise is present in the specialised institutions for the sensory disabled. There is, however, an increase in the demand for care provided by these institutions. At the same time a shift is taking place from inpatient admission to outpatient care and part-time treatment. The people admitted live less and less at the central location of the institution and much more in residential neighbourhoods. Technological developments will offer the clients more possibilities. People with a sensory disability have specific demands with regard to building-related facilities.
► Summary: Facilities for the sensory disabled