A team of Atrium employees was put together to analyse the accessibility of a business based on precise and exhaustive criteria: width of the door, possible existence of steps, internal/external space, etc. The data collected was then shared on a dedicated website bruxellespourtous.be, in a guide, as well as on the platform shopinbrussels.be, using accessibility symbols. Clear and legible, this SECUE-RRU evaluation should allow the PRM to see those businesses that are adapted to their handicap in just a few clicks.
« Collaborating with Atrium.Brussels is ieal », rejoices Miguel Gerez, director of AMT Concept. « The field agents know the area, they have direct contact with the business owners, and this makes it a lot easier to raise their awareness. Combining the expertise that both AMT Concept and Atrium.Brussels have in the subject can only result in a winning solution being found for everyone! We are currently working on harmonising our two sites in order to make communicating with the PRM as direct as possible. »
Extending the study to the whole Region
As a result of Atrium’s pilot study in the European District, it has emerged that fewer than half of the businesses are presently accessible by PRM. With time, the Agency therefore intends to extend its study to the entire Region so that it can get a clear idea of the context within Brussels as a whole.
The aim of this is to make business owners aware of the difficulties encountered by Persons with Reduced Mobility as well as train Atrium’s Starters coaches in this reality so that they can work upstream to educate any future business owners.