Cheshire West and Chester Council have joined our online access guide www.disabledgo.com providing a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to know more about access to the area.
The guide to Cheshire West and Chester covers over 1000 venues across the area 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 Thursday 26th April at the Cheshire West and Chester HQ building will enable residents 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 ahead of the launch, Councillor Brenda Dowding, Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health said:
“Independence is an important part of everyone’s life. Cheshire West and Chester Council recognises this and is committed to continually improving services to make them more accessible for everyone within the community.”
“I am sure that the launch of this guide will have a wide-ranging, positive impact on disabled people living in, and visiting, our Borough. It will enable disabled people and their families and carers to make informed choices about which premises to visit.
“I am particularly impressed that the information contained in the guide has been researched by disabled people, for disabled people.”
DisabledGo have been working in Cheshire West and Chester with the support of the Council, 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-Cheshire West and Chester 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 please contact Rachel Felton, External Relations Manager (E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 01438 842710).