The States of Guernsey has joined online access guide www.disabledgo.com providing a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to know more about access to the island.
The guide to Guernsey covers over 500 venues across the island including – cinemas, hotels, parks, leisure centres, state offices, high street stores, restaurants, tourist attractions – the list goes on and on.
The guide, which launched on Tuesday 13th March at the Beau Sejour Leisure Centre will enable islanders and visitors to find out whether venues have adapted toilets or parking close by but also specific details such as whether there are tactile or Braille markings in lifts or on doors, the dimensions of toilets, the positioning of fixtures and fittings and whether you can request large print or Braille information.
Speaking at the launch Deputy Jane Stephens, Disability Champion of, the States of Guernsey, said that the scheme, which will run for five years…
“will give disabled islanders, carers and many others the information they need to plan their outings in advance and to find places they can be sure of visiting in comfort and with dignity.”
Deputy Stephens went on to say: “the guide provides an excellent resource for Guernsey, which will be useful to islanders in their day-to-day lives, and will also be of real value to visitors.”
DisabledGo have been working in Guernsey with the support of the Policy Council, the Culture and Leisure Department and the Commerce and Employment Department, as well as with the help of three local surveyors who have been trained and employed by DisabledGo especially for this project.
All of the information provided on DisabledGo-Guernsey will also be available on the ‘Looking Local’ service on the red button on your TV, so if you don’t have access to a computer at home you can still get the information you need.
If you would like more information about DisabledGo-Guernsey please contact Rachel Felton, External Relations Manager (E: email@example.com T: 01438 842710).