STRONGER: Free business accessibility audit for the ‘Access Guide to the Angel’
angel.london has joined forces with Islington Council and AccessAble* in a partnership to ensure that disabled workers and visitors to the Angel have the information they need to make use of the fantastic resources available here.
Launching in early summer, the Access Guide to the Angel will provide essential information about the public realm and access facilities within venues and businesses to encourage, inspire and enable disabled visitors. A similar guide to the London South Bank can be seen HERE
To create the Access Guide to the Angel – which will be available online and via the AccessAble App – we are inviting businesses to be assessed. The assessments are free of charge and will be undertaken by professional surveyors. Once your assessment has been completed, and you have approved its content, your business listing will be part of the Access Guide to the Angel.
If you are interested in participating in this initiative by receiving a free assessment, please contact Christine on 020 7288 4377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The figures below show the importance of this market and providing accurate and up-to-date information:
- In the UK, there are over 13 million disabled people and 4.5 million carers
- The Department of Work and Pensions estimates the spending power of disabled people to be in excess of £249 billion per year
- A recent national survey highlighted that 99% of disabled people felt it was important to know about accessibility before visiting a new place and 98% searched for accessibility information in advance
- 75% people stating they felt nervous or anxious visiting somewhere new and 76% said they had not visited somewhere due to a lack of accessibility information.
*AccessAble is the largest and most trusted provider of access information across the country with more than 1.85 million different people having used their Access Guides in the last 12 months. They have surveyed and produced Access Guides to over 125,000 different venues across the UK. AccessAble has recently worked alongside other Business Improvement Districts in order to enable more disabled people, their families and friends to make use of the amazing spaces we have in our high streets.