Disabled Access Day 2016
Following on from the success of its first year in 2015, Disabled Access Day will be taking place on 12 March 2016. This national initiative was created to help raise awareness of the importance of disabled access. The event focuses on encouraging disabled people, their families and their carers to visit somewhere new and this year over 50 venues have already signed up to take part.
According to a survey conducted by Disabled Access Day sponsor Euan’s Guide, 94% of disabled people agreed that they would revisit a venue that has good accessibility. The UK is estimated to have around 12 million disabled people with a potential spending power of £200 billion combined.
Venues including visitor attractions and accommodation providers are being asked to open their doors to welcome disabled visitors. To find out how you can get involved, please visit the Disabled Access Day website here.
You can also certify your businesses level of accessibility by using The National Accessible Scheme. The NAS allows accommodation businesses to display their level of accessibility as determined by a certain set of standards that are qualified by an assessor. For more information on The National Accessible Scheme, please visit the VisitEngland website here.