Royal retreat becomes latest of 100 areas across the UK to partner with AccessAble.
London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, a favourite retreat for Royalty and the rich and famous, have worked with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides to over 200 venues across the borough including Richmond Theatre, WWT Wetlands Centre and many of Richmond’s shopping areas.
The Guides are 100% facts, figures and photographs to help residents and visitors plan their journeys to and around the borough, covering everything from parking facilities and hearing loops, to walking distances and accessible toilets.
We know everyone’s accessibility needs are different, which is why having detailed, accurate information is so important. It’s why all of the details you’ll find in the Guide have been checked in person, by trained surveyors.
Anna Nelson, Executive Director of AccessAble, said:
“We were delighted to work in partnership with London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames to make this dedicated Accessibility Guide to Richmond. The AccessAble website and App will enhance the experience of residents and visitors giving people access to crucial detail on the go. We hope that other organisations across the capital will look to follow the Borough’s example and partner with us in our mission to make London one of the world’s most accessible cities.”
Cllr Michael Wilson, Vice Chair of the Council’s Finance, Policy and Resource Committee and Leader Member for Equalities, said:
“Making our borough as accessible as possible to disabled people and people with mobility issues is a top priority for this administration. Empowering individuals to make choices is crucial for improving independence and confidence and this new guide will help residents and visitors alike.
'We recognise that people's freedom and access are often limited by poor design and lack of information, which contributes to social isolation and prevents people from engaging with public life.
'I hope the guide will help remove some of the barriers that some people face and in the process make Richmond upon Thames more accessible."
You can view Richmond Upon Thames’ Accessibility Guide here: https://www.accessable.co.uk/organisations/london-borough-of-richmond-upon-thames
It’s also available via the AccessAble App which is free to download from the App Store and Google Play, giving you accessibility information at your fingertips to use on the go.
The information to London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames joins over 70,000 places already covered across the UK, making www.AccessAble.co.uk a great tool for planning a day out or trip away.
For more information about the project, please contact Katie Dyton, Partnerships Manager at AccessAble on 01438 842710 or email katie.dyton@AccessAble.co.uk.