Armitage Shanks has announced it has enhanced its DOC M package in response to new research surrounding sight loss and dementia.
For the last few decades, Armitage Shanks has worked closely with occupational therapists to create the inclusive solutions which guarantee compliance in commercial and residential care sector washrooms.
Now, the manufacturer has adapted its DOC M offering in a bid to create more visually distinctive products. Due to the colour’s optimum visual properties, Armitage Shanks’ DOC M packages will now include red toilet seats, hinged arms, toilet roll holders and back rests.
The products, suitable for residential care, hospitality, leisure and office environments, are said to be quick to install and maximise accessibility for those suffering from sight loss and dementia.
Tony Rheinberg, Senior Sector Marketing Manager, Armitage Shanks, commented: “Our DOC M package was pioneering when it was first released and we’re extremely proud to have created a solution which supports thousands of vulnerable people in the UK who need it.
“At the same time, we’re constantly researching new areas for insight with experts at the forefront of their fields which will allow us to enhance our offering to better suit the needs of disabled people and those who cater for them. Through our work with occupational therapists, we’ve identified the colour red as being the most effective in helping boost confidence within inclusive washrooms.”
Kate Sheehan, Occupational Therapist and Director of The OT Service, added: “All over the world we associate red with warning and danger, as we are can see it more clearly than other colours. This is because red light is scattered the least by air molecules. Recent evidence suggests that red can help people with dementia and sight loss recognise and navigate different rooms and environments.”