Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism Munich

Information on accessibility

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All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - accessible for people with walking disabilities and partially accessible for wheelchair users".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • The outdoor path to the entrance has a surface which is low in vibration and is easy to walk and drive on. There are bollards at a distance of 140 cm from each other.
  • The entrance area is accessible without steps or thresholds.
  • The information desk / cash desk is 99 cm high. There is no other, equivalent communication possibility while in a sitting position.
  • Elevator cab 1 (between ground floor and 4th floor) measures 140 cm x 240 cm. There is a horizontal control panel.
  • Elevator cab 2 (holds on each floor) measures 110 cm x 210 cm. There is a horizontal control panel.
  • All public doors and passageways are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The exhibits and the corresponding information are predominately visible and legible while in a sitting position.
  • In the cafeteria there are no wheelchair accessible tables.
  • Aids offered: wheelchair, mobile stools
  • Guided tours are offered for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users. Reservation required. Seating is available in the exhibition rooms. The entire route is steplessly accessible for wheelchair users.

Public toilet on the ground floor

  • The door to the toilet opens inwards.
  • The maneuvering spaces in the sanitary room are:
    • left to the toilet 74 cm x 70 cm, right 55 cm x 70 cm,
    • in front of the door and in front of the toilet 164 cm x 130 cm,
    • in front of the washbasin 130 cm x 164 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on both sides of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible and the mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.

Public toilet in the basement

  • The toilet can be reached by elevator 2. The door to the toilet opens inwards.
  • The maneuvering spaces in the sanitary room are:
    • left to the toilet 96 cm x 72 cm, right 109 cm x 72 cm,
    • in front of / behind the door, in front of the toilet and the washbasin at least 150 cm x 150 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on both sides of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible and the mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially accessible for people with visual impairments and blind people".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed.
  • Walkway boundaries on outdoor paths are visually rich in contrast.
  • The main entrance is visually contrasted to the surroundings, but cannot be recognized by a tactile change of floor covering.
  • The entrance door is a glass door and opens automatically.
  • Glass doors are not marked with safety markings.
  • In the elevators, the stopping position is announced by spoken commands. Signs are available in Braille. The outgoing emergency call is confirmed audibly.
  • Alternatively, low-contrast staircases with handrails are available.
  • In the exhibition, the well-lit exhibits usually contrast visually with their surroundings; information is not conveyed acoustically.
  • Essential paths in the exhibition rooms are not visually rich in contrast or tactilely detectable.
  • There are no obstacles, e.g. objects protruding into the path / room.
  • There is no guidance system with floor indicators.
  • On the ground floor of the NS Documentation Center there are tactile site plans in Braille and in cuneiform presenting the permanent exhibition.
  • At least the first and last step of the stairs have an edge which is visually rich in contrast to the horizontal and vertical step surface.
  • There is a tactile contrast between the floor covering and the staircases.
  • Guided tours for visually impaired and blind people are offered. Reservation required. During the guided tours exhibits cannot be touched.
  • A media guide (free of charge) provides information for visually impaired people.

All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially accessible for people with hearing impairment".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • There is a visual alarm in the building.
  • There is an audio induction loop in the auditorium and seminar rooms.
  • In the elevators, the outgoing emergency call is confirmed audibly, but not visibly.
  • Information about the exhibits is provided in written form. Possibilities of technical information transfer: films 
  • In the cafeteria there are tables with bright and glare-free lighting, on which there are no lamps standing or hanging that restrict the field of vision or eye contact. There are no areas with low background noises.
  • Aids offered: neck ring loops for media guides (for hearing aids)
  • Guided tours with FM systems (e.g. headphones, neck ring loops) are offered for people with hearing disabilities. Reservation required. There are no guided tours offered for deaf people in German sign language.
  • The media guide (free of charge) to the permanent exhibition offers information in German sign language and in International Sign Language.

Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • Name and logo are clearly recognizable from the outside.
  • Information in the exhibition rooms is provided in a photorealistic manner.
  • The destinations of the routes are partially within sight or signposted without interruption. However, signs are not always availabe at a visible distance.
  • For the permanent exhibition, there is a free media guide in easy language. In the museum shop guests can buy a booklet about the permanent exhibition in easy language.
  • Guided tours for people with cognitive impairments are offered in easy language. The content is explained in easy language. Reservation required.
Certified in the period: April 2018 – March 2021

Address & contact

NS-Dokumentationszentrum München

Max-Mannheimer Platz 1
80333 München
Phone number: +49 89 233 67000
E-mail address: nsdoku@muenchen.de
Website: http://www.ns-dokuzentrum-muenchen.de

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