Vortex’s aquatic play solutions are designed to make play accessible to all, regardless of their abilities. Inclusive design encourages the physical, functional and social development of children. The right combination of Vortex products ensures excitement for the target audience and full access for all. When designing each aquatic play solution, we want to support inclusive play and take into consideration:
Access Points – Incorporate multiple access points with gentle slopes and avoid barriers to entry and ensure physical accessibility
Turning Points – Provide multiple paths to allow users to create their own unique experience
Distance Between Features – Ensure there is enough space between features to ensure easy navigation throughout the experience
Water is a tactile experience. Properties inherent to water – pressure, flow, volume – provide additional sensory-rich experiences in play. By touching, sliding, tipping and spinning water features throughout the environment, children develop senses and are able to interpret and integrate with others in their own way and at their own pace.
The majority of Vortex products are designed in line with the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA). Each Design, production and service phase adheres to high quality standards. The video below demonstrates how Vortex’s aquatic play solutions encourages physical, functional and social development in children of all abilities.