Inverness access guide for disabled and older people launching in April

We are delighted to announce that the service will be available to use for FREE as of Friday 11th April 2014.

The guide covers 1000 venues across Aird and Loch Ness, Inverness West, Inverness Central, Inverness Ness-side, Inverness Millburn, Culloden and Ardersier and Inverness South. All venues have been visited and assessed by a DisabledGo surveyor who has looked at a whole range of accessibility features from parking to accessible toilets. The guide can be accessed free of charge on www.disabledgo.com and will also be featured on www.highland.gov.uk. A shorter guide in booklet format can be produced on request for people who do not have access to the Internet.

The guide has been produced in partnership with leading disability organisation DisabledGo, who already produces guides to many other Scottish towns and cities. DisabledGo, founded by wheelchair user Dr. Gregory Burke, has been working to provide better information about access since 2000.

To celebrate the launch of this pioneering new service there will be a launch event taking place at The Highland Council, Town House, Inverness, IV1 1JJ on Friday 11th April 2014. You are welcome to come along from 1:30pm to hear more about the service.

Speaking about the guide, Leader of the City of Inverness, Councillor Ian Brown said: “The Highland Council is delighted to support the Inverness Access Guide which complements the Council’s commitments to support the Highland economy and to treat people fairly and with respect.”

Chairperson of Inverness Access Panel Lachie Smith said: “Inverness Access Panel are pleased to be working together with DisabledGo on this project. We are excited to see how the access guide will be used across Inverness and how it will benefit disabled residents and visitors”.

This project has been supported by the Inverness Common Good Fund.

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31 Mar 2014
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