Bassetlaw District Council has partnered with Accessible, the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled access information to promote accessible venues within the district.
The Council has worked with AccessAble to create detailed Access Guides to more than 50 venues across Worksop, Retford, Harworth and Tuxford, which include car parks, cafés, libraries, museums, shopping areas, parks, tourist attractions, and bus stations.
The Guides are now live at www.accessable.co.uk/bassetlaw-district. The website features facts, figures and photographs to help residents and visitors plan their journeys to and around the district, covering everything from parking facilities and hearing loops, to walking distances and accessible toilets.
Everyone’s accessibility needs are different, which is why having detailed, accurate information is so important. It’s why all the details you’ll find in the Guides have been checked in person, on site, by trained surveyors.
Bassetlaw resident and AccessAble user, Alison Beevers, said: “For my family, having essential information before we leave the house is hugely important to creating a stress-free visit. Not just on a practical level, but also emotionally, because you don’t want to get turned away from anywhere or have to change your plans and have your day ruined.
“It’s great that Bassetlaw District Council has invested in this resource and what I like is the wealth of detail for each venue, which is all in one place. I’d like to encourage all Bassetlaw businesses to look at the accessibility of their venues, and tell everyone about it via this website.
“It’s estimated that the spending power of disabled households in the UK is around £274 billion, and businesses lose around £2 billion a month by ignoring the needs of disabled people. Approximately three in four disabled people and their families have walked away from a UK business citing poor accessibility. Being involved can be hugely beneficial for everyone.”