Visually disabled individuals face many difficulties when trying to navigate in a space. There are already many solutions put in place to help a more comfortable navigation, such as audio cues, guiding systems, floor markings, etc. Unfortunately, even today, many building designers do not take into account the importance of acoustic correction in the facilities.
However, a good acoustic correction (controlling reverberation) helps navigation by:
- Improving spatial localization of noises (source, distance and type of noise)
- Naturally facilitating all navigation
- Offering a much more pleasant sound environment!
In France, reverberation times in rooms are regulated for various types of buildings (hospitals, educational institutes, hotels, etc.), and minimum acoustic treatment must be planned in all public establishments.
Do you really believe we should have regulations in order to systematically take acoustic correction into account?