The city of Kauhajoki has an elementary school where 25% of the students are disabled. H&M- Architects designed the school especially keeping in mind the disabled who can be blind or partially sighted. The school is one of the two showcases in the guidebook of how to design for disabled of the National Board of Education.
I designed the information graphics for the school. Some of the students will never learn to read and some have difficulties in moving so the graphics are based on colors, contrasts and clear forms. All the classrooms have their own symbol, which is shown in the beginning of the hallway, on the floor in front of the classroom and next to the door.
The symbols had to be clear and simple because the ones on the wall are carved from linoleum so the blind students can feel the shape of the symbol with their fingers. Under the symbol next to the door there is also the name of the classroom written in Braille.
Made in 2009