Dublin Airport has opened a purpose-built sensory room for passengers with autism, dementia, cognitive impairment and other special needs.
The room is located after security in Terminal 2, before the 400 boarding gates.
It can be also be accessed via Terminal 1, and is free for departing passengers, with 60-minute sessions. It is available to passengers by calling +353 1 704-7783 or emailing email@example.com in advance of travelling to the airport.
Sensory rooms aim to provide relaxing environments for passengers who may feel overwhelmed in busy and unfamiliar airport surroundings.
Dublin Airport’s new addition includes calming music, mood lighting, a bubble wall, digital displays, tactile panels, textured flooring, spaghetti-like trails of fibre optic lights on the floor and a variety of games.
Depending on requirements, the space can be transformed from a relaxing environment to a stimulating interactive space full of light, colour and sound.