Present facts and professional photos of key areas including the entrance and bathroom, that way people can decide for themselves whether or not to participate, according to their own ability.
Develop an access statement! You might think this sounds like a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be. Put together a simple and clear explanation of the services and facilities you provide, written with access needs in mind, and remember all visitors benefit from information that is easy to understand.
Is your language and signage really welcoming? Use the word ‘ accessible’ instead of ‘disabled’, for example ‘Accessible bathroom’ or ‘Accessible path’.
Where are you exactly? Give clear simple instructions on how to locate your business and include any details on any transport options. Consider adding drive times between locations and convenient places to stop off along the way.
Don’t hide information away in PDF format, this isn’t easily read by screen readers.
Every-body uses social media. Get started on your online strategy straight away and make your commitment to becoming more inclusive visible on your website.
Access matters. Don’t forget that if one person in a traveling party has an access need, the whole group, no matter how big, will go to an accessible destination.
Consider simple adaptations such as buying a vibrating clock with flashing lights or lever adaptors, to make taps easier to turn.
Accessible bathrooms should always be kept clean and clear of other furniture, with a soap dispenser and a rubbish bin.