Making events accessible
Choosing a venue: Moving around within the venue
- Clutter-free corridors
- Signage should be clear and easy to follow
- Door widths should be at least 80cm for ease of access for wheelchair users
- Lifts should have:
- buttons at a height accessible for wheelchair users and short people
- audio description/announcements
- large, clearly labelled buttons with Braille markings
- large floor numbers marked clearly outside the lifts
- someone to offer assistance
- wide-enough doors for wheelchair access
Just because there are lifts in a building it does not mean they are accessible for wheelchair users. Make sure that that lift doors are wide enough for wheelchair users (the minimum recommended width is 80cm) but be aware that some powered wheelchairs may be particularly wide).
Finding your way inside a building can be problematic for some people who use services.
Service users identified the following ways of making this easier:
Simple, clear and colourful signs help me find meeting rooms.
I find it useful if handrails or texture show when there is going to be a change in what is around me (for example if there are stairs coming up).