Accessible communication systems must simultaneously address the senses of sight, hearing, and touch. DoorBird’s add-on module enables accessible door communication, helping people with impaired hearing or vision to enter buildings. The new module enables accessible door communication through acoustic and visual signals. Acting upon the two-sense principle, ensuring those entrance areas are accessible for people with sensory impairments, to meet these requirements, Bird Home Automation developed the special “D2100E Accessibility” intercom module. This module is integrated into DoorBird intercom systems. They are used in public buildings such as hospitals, educational institutions as well as retirement homes.
A DoorBird door station currently holds three pictograms: Call, talk, and open door. In addition, the module has a hearing loop that wirelessly transmits the audio signal from the intercom to the user’s hearing aid. The visual display and induction loop make communication easier for all hearing aid users. Braille could also be used on the IP-based door intercoms. This reduces the sensory barrier for visually impaired people. All new door stations can be equipped with the additional module. Any existing IP video door stations in the D21x series are fitted with the “DoorBird D2100E Accessibility” integration module.