Rough Guide to Accessible Britain

24 07 2010

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This guide is free if you hold a Blue Badge or Disabled Persons Railcard. The guide is £6.99 for everyone else.

Click on this link to obtain a print guide or audio version. Availability is limited.

I wonder if it’s all about wheelchair accessbility, BSL, hearing loops and braille versions? I’d like to see inclusion of transcripts and captions.

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25 07 2010
deaflinguist

People might also be interested in the following for days out and about this summer:

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/access-guide/

EH’s sister organisations in Wales and Scotland:

http://www.cadw.wales.gov.uk/upload/resourcepool/Disabledguide-e7707.htm

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/propertysearch/aboutourproperties/access.htm

See the following for the National Trust: downloadable Access Guide link to the right and details of how to obtain an “admit one” card so your carer goes free if you are not a member.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-visits-essential_info/w-visits-essential_info-disabilities.htm

Some of these will give info on features such as sensory gardens. Transcripts of audioguides etc. are usually made available at most properties on request – in some places you might get a free guidebook instead. The more people who request transcripts the better the service will become. Go ahead and ASK! I do!!

The trend now is to not put interpretation panels up in historic buildings – which isn’t much good if you can’t listen to the audioguide!

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