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Disabled access guide to Bristol planned

View of Broadmead shops, Bristol

The guide will provide access information to 1,000 venues across the city for people with disabilities

Disabled people are being asked to help shape a new online access guide to Bristol.

The project aims to provide in-depth, detailed access information for 1,000 venues across the city.

Each of the venues - including shops, restaurants, leisure centres, hotels, libraries, parks and museums - will be visited and checked for accessibility.

The guide - produced by DisabledGo - is expected to be completed and ready to go live by the end of the year.

DisabledGo was set up more than 14 years ago with the aim of maximising independence and choice for disabled people in both their local area and the places they may want to visit.

Anna Borthwick, executive director of DisabledGo, said many people who have visited the website have asked for information about Bristol.

A series of consultation events are being held in June where disabled people, the parents of disabled children, older people and carers are invited to shape the new guide.

 

 

From BBC