New Accessibility Checker for Worcester!
Worcester now has its very own Accessibility Checker thanks to a new partnership between Worcester City Council and DisabledGo.com.
It’s totally free to use and has loads of detailed information about the accessibility of all kinds of places across the town, including, parks, leisure centres, restaurants, tourist attractions, shops and more.
Around 400 places have been included and crucially each one has been visited and assessed by a trained surveyor, so you can get all the facts, knowing someone has been and checked it in person.
Commenting on the new service, David Livermore, Director from DisabledGo said,
“We are genuinely excited to launch the Accessibility Checker to Worcester, having received so much positive feedback from disabled people, carers and community organisations in the lead up to the launch event.
“We know the positive impact that having this level of accessibility information brings and really hope other towns and cities will follow Worcester’s lead. Worcester City Council have really embraced the concept of an Accessible City and we are proud to work alongside them to support them in achieving their ambitions. As part of this, we are committed to expanding and improving the service and we are already looking forward to a new website and mobile app to launch at the end of Summer 2018.”
Every place included in the Accessibility Checker has its own Access Guide, which includes details of parking, entrances, toilets, together with measurements and photographs. There really is lots of detail and the information isn’t just about physical access, it covers things that people with visual impairments, hearing impairments, autism, dementia, learning disabilities and mental health issues have all said are important.
“The City Council is fully committed to making Worcester an inclusive, safe and welcoming city, and we are proud to have supported Disabled Go’s guide,” says Cllr James Stanley, Chair of the Communities Committee at Worcester City Council.
“This will be a really useful tool to help customers and visitors plan ahead, removing the fear of the unknown and enabling them to get the most out of their next visit to Worcester.”
To view Worcester’s new Accessibility Checker simply go to https://www.disabledgo.com/organisations/worcester-city-council. You will also find the service through searching the Council’s website and directories.
The information to Worcester joins over 125,000 other places already covered across the UK. DisabledGo would love to hear from anyone who has suggestions of places to include on the website, feedback on how the information can be improved or how it can be promoted.
For more information please get in touch with Dean Eales at DisabledGo – firstname.lastname@example.org / 01438 842710.
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