Dublin Airport has opened a purpose-built sensory room for passengers with autism, dementia, cognitive impairment or other special needs.
The new sensory room is located after security screening in Terminal 2 and just before the 400 boarding gates. It can be also be accessed via Terminal 1.
The room includes relaxing music, mood lighting, bean bags, digital display panels, textured flooring and a game to improve memory and motor skills.
The room was designed by Adam Sensory Zones, a Dublin-based company which specialises in the design and installation of bespoke multi-sensory and soft playrooms.
Dublin Airport also operates an Autism ‘Important Flyer’ programme where a wristband or lanyard is provided in advance to passengers with autism who are travelling through the airport.