This year marks 8 years since the creation of the initiative
Disabled Access Day is a day in which businesses and individuals not only come together to celebrate the extraordinary progress made in making even more venues, facilities and opportunities more accessible to disabled people, but to also discuss how we can continue to improve this access for many more people.
There are many ways in which venues, facilities and opportunities can be made more accessible to disabled people.
Here are a few examples:
- Creating level access to and throughout a venue by installing ramps or lifts where necessary
- Providing information in alternative formats such as braille or large print
- Providing captions or BSL-interpretations where audio information is included. e.g. in video displays or live performances
Nimbus Disability, the company behind The Access Card Scheme, is one of the country’s leading providers of disability-related advice and support to professional organisations.
Find out how Nimbus Disability can support your business here.
The Access Card
Created by Nimbus Disability, the Access Card is a unique proof of access requirements card that helps disabled people to communicate their access needs quickly and effectively with venues via the use of symbols relating to their different access needs. This allows venues to promptly address those access needs and deliver the best customer experience possible and provide that much needed reassurance that the individual’s access needs will be met.
To date, the Access Card has over forty-five thousand cardholders and over fifteen hundred providers across the UK and beyond ranging from live events, such as The O2 Arena, to theme parks, such as Alton Towers Resort & Disneyland Paris.
Get your business involved with the Access Card Scheme here.
Start planning your barrier-free adventures and apply for your Access Card today!