Accessibility

Accessibility

Particular attention was paid to accessibility when designing Oodi. All our facilities are accessible. Our staff is happy to help you. Welcome to Oodi!

Entrances

Main entrance (Kansalaistori)

  • The route to the main entrance is smooth, lit and sufficiently wide, and has a movement-guiding surface material.
  • The entrance is difficult to perceive, but it is lit. There is a canopy above the entrance.
  • The entrance doors are difficult to perceive. Outside the door, there is sufficient room for moving around, for example with a wheelchair. A motion sensor opens the outer door automatically.The inner door opens with a push-button.
  • The service desk is located on the same floor as this entrance. Oodi’s services can be found on floors 1, 2 and 3.

Southern entrance (Eero Erkon katu)

  • The pick-up and drop-off area is located in the vicinity of the southern entrance (maximum distance five metres), giving easy access to the entrance.
  • The route to the entrance is guided, smooth, lit and sufficiently wide, and it has movement-guiding surface material.
  • The entrance stands out clearly, and it is lit. There is a canopy above the entrance.
  • The entrance doors are difficult to perceive. Outside the door, there is sufficient room for moving around, for example with a wheelchair. A motion sensor opens the outer door automatically. One of the inner doors opens with a push-button, while the others are opened using their handles.
  • The service desk is located on the same floor as this entrance. Oodi’s services can be found on floors 1, 2 and 3.
  • The southern entrance to Oodi has a sound beacon. Listen to the sound of Oodi’s sound beacon:

Northern entrance (Töölönlahdenkatu)

  • The route to the entrance is smooth and sufficiently wide.
  • The entrance is difficult to perceive.
  • The entrance doors are difficult to perceive. Outside the door, there is sufficient room for moving around, for example with a wheelchair. A motion sensor opens the outer door automatically. The inner door opens with a push-button.
  • The service desk is located on the same floor as this entrance. Oodi’s services can be found on floors 1, 2 and 3.

Indoor spaces

  • The premises have four floors.
  • A movement-guiding surface material has been used in the premises. Tactile guidance path strips on the floor lead, among other places, to the customer service point, a tactile map, the lifts and the toilets. Blister paving on the floor indicates an intersection of raised tactile strips and warns that the person is approaching stairs.
  • Every floor at Oodi has its own tactile map. All the facility signs provide information in braille as well. Guidance in braille is provided behind the stair handrails to indicate which floor the person is entering.
  • The doors inside the premises cannot be clearly distinguished from the walls.

Indoor navigation system

  • Oodi is equipped with an indoor navigation system that guides visually impaired users of the BlindSquare application via a phone. With help from BlindSquare, a user can hear which part of the building they are located in, and in which direction and how far the information desk, café and toilets are, for example.

Lifts

  • The premises has three lifts with sufficient room for a wheelchair, and its door opens automatically. On all lifts, the floor numbers can be felt with fingers. The button for the exit floor is distinguished from the other buttons. In addition to that, the lifts provide an audio announcement of which floor the lift is arriving at.

Services and aid devices

Toilets

  • The premises have an accessible toilet located on floor -1. However, the toilet door is not easy to open or close.
  • Another accessible toilet is located on floor 2.
  • A third accessible toilet is located on floor 3.

Induction loop

  • All of the premises’ customer service desks, and the auditorium Kino Regina are equipped with an induction loop.

Guide and assistance dogs

  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome at Oodi.
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The Facilities and Functions

Read more about the three floors of Oodi.