About The Guide

This guide is designed to help people with reduced mobility to plan their holiday in Småland and on Öland. There are eight different symbols each representing criteria met by an operator to make it easier to search for suitable accommodation, restaurants, cafés and events.

An operator must meet the following criteria in order to use the symbols in their presentation.

Please note that there may be criteria that are not relevant to a specific product, even though the symbol is listed on a search. For example, parks that meet wheelchair access do not always have a specific entrance. The criteria “entrance” and “entrance door” are then not always relevant.

What do the icons mean??

  • Wheelchair

    • At entrance: Accessible within 25 metres and a sheltered space within view of taxis, etc.
    • Entrance: Even-paved surface and the space inside the entrance designed to facilitate wheelchair passage.
    • Entrance door: A doorbell, a door opener, a minimum door width of 80 centimetres and a threshold no higher than 2.5 centimetres.
    • Ramps: A minimum width of 130 centimetres, a handrail overlapping 20 centimetres at both ends of the ramp, space at the bottom to stop the wheelchair from obstructing the door when it opens, free space of at least 70 centimetres at the opening side of the entrance door.
    • Indoors: Thresholds no higher than 2.5 centimetres, a minimum door width of 76 centimetres, a minimum communication distance of 130 centimetres partly limited to 80 centimetres at pillars.
    • Reception desk: Part of the desk must be a maximum height of 110 centimetres.
    Secondary criteria (if any)
    • Assembly hall: Stage/podium with wheelchair access, integrated permanent wheelchair spaces that offer the same visual and audio experience.
    • Meeting rooms: Furnished to allow people in wheelchairs to play an active part in meetings.
  • Visibility

    • At entrance: A sheltered spot within view of taxis, etc.
    • Entrance: Clear signs with good contrast and large letters.
    • Steps: The first and last steps are marked or the steps are ramped, a handrail overlapping 20 centimetres at both ends of the steps.
    • Entrance door: Luminance contrast door, the sweep zone of automatic swing door marked on the floor, glass doors marked.
    • Indoors: Light interior colours with contrasts and/or markings, loud fire alarm, guide dog-friendly.
    • Stairs: The first and last stairs are marked or the stairs are ramped, a handrail overlapping 20 centimetres at both ends of the stairs.
    • Reception desk: Well visible from the entrance and easy to find.
  • WC

    • Contrasting door and interior.
    • Alarm buttons at wheelchair or toilet seat height.
    • A minimum area of 160x160 centimetres
    • Door width a minimum of 80 centimetres.
    • Toilet seat height of 46-50 centimetres.
    • Grab rails on both sides.
    • Single lever mixer taps.
  • Lift

    • A minimum size of 110x140 centimetres.
    • Door width a minimum of 80 centimetres.
    • Door opener at a height of 80-120 centimetres or automatic sliding doors.
    • Push button panel with clearly visible buttons at a height of 80-110 centimetres and a minimum of 30 centimetres from a corner.
    • Clearly visible alarm button at a height of 80-120 centimetres and a minimum of 30 centimetres from a corner.
  • Parking

    • Disabled parking space within 25 metres of the entrance.
  • Hearing

    • Loopsets in halls and meeting rooms.
    • Visual fire alarm
  • Allergies

    • Entrance: Designated smoking area a minimum of 15 metres from the entrance, entrance area free from allergenic plants.
    • Indoor air: unscented hygiene products, free from strong odours, free from allergenic flowers and plants, free from fitted carpets, no animals allowed except service dogs and guide dogs.
    More precise details can be found under Information.