The Highland Council, Inverness Access Panel and DisabledGo are proud to present the access guide to Inverness City and surrounding wards
After a successful launch event on the 11th April 2014 we are pleased to announce that the access guide to over 1,000 venues across Inverness is now available FREE of charge atwww.disabledgo.com thanks to the support of The Highland Council.
Whether you live in the Highlands or are coming to visit our detailed access information about all kinds of places can be found at www.disabledgo.com.
Here you will find information about the accessibility of everything from restaurants, cafés, shops, libraries, leisure centres parks, gardens and much more.
The 1,000 Inverness venues will join over 120,000 other venues across the UK already featured on DisabledGo, including 13,000 across Scotland.
Every venue featured has been visited and assessed in person by a DisabledGo surveyor using a research template developed by disabled people for disabled people. This is the only way you can trust that the information is an accurate reflection of a venue’s accessibility; it is objective and can therefore be confidently relied on.
Having worked extensively with DisabledGo the guide is supported by Inverness Access Panel, who have been involved in the project right from the start. Members of the Access Panel were trained on how to assess venues using the DisabledGo template and subsequently undertook assessments of all shops and services within the Eastgate shopping centre.
For more information on the Access Panel’s involvement in the project please see the following interviews from our launch event:
The guides look at everything from the availability of parking, dimensions and fittings in accessible toilets, lighting levels, staff training, colour contrast and the services on offer. This same standard is used across Scotland and has been developed in consultation with a huge range of disability organisations looking at much more than physical access. To hear why the guides are unique and why they are so important for anybody looking for accessibility information have a look at the following interviews:
- Councillor Ian Brown: Leader of the City of Inverness, The Highland Council
- Rosemary Mackinnon: Equal Opportunities Officer, The Highland Council
This project was supported by the Inverness Common Good Fund.
Visit the Inverness venues and see the information at:http://www.disabledgo.com/organisations/the-highland-council/main.
For more information about the guide or DisabledGo please contact DisabledGo at firstname.lastname@example.org.