Volume 19 Issue 2 July 2016
(Page 5 of 6)
These two images courtesy of Claire.
Wheelchair and mobility scooter users remarked to me at TINGS last year, the difficulty faced by wheeled spectators on two counts. Firstly, the congestion around some layouts makes it impossible to get wheelchairs close enough to see any detail of the subject, this could be addressed, on the day, by members’ close monitoring of your audience, other viewers may need to be politely reminded that less mobile visitors could be given a little more space, and access to the 'front of the queue’.
Secondly, layouts' height has an obvious impact on what can be seen from a seated position. All enthusiasts and modellers are asked to bare these
points in mind when designing their next layout!
May I suggest that the height of a layout required for the average 8 year old is very close to that required for seated viewers. I personally feel that it is the younger visitors who need to be encouraged in any way possible and if a side effect of that is better access for all at that viewing height, then we will have succeeded in encouraging the next generation of modellers and be doing the right thing for all enthusiasts.
NB. The next issue will include, amongst our regular items, erratum from this issue, the delayed (apologies, the raisin being the plethora of copy
this month, again) Article on Heritage Lines.
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