10 simple steps to make your building more accessible
- Are there any designated parking spaces for disabled motorists and are these clearly signposted?
- Ensure the entrance to the premises is accessible by providing a level threshold.
- Are the entrance doors and internal circulation doors wide enough for wheelchair access?
- Does the building have an accessible toilet and if so, does it meet current standards in terms of size, layout, facilities and colour contrast?
- Consider acoustics and whether a hearing loop should be installed.
- Ensure there is a good colour contrast between doors, switches and walls, and for any obstructions such as columns.
- Is the signage in a readable sized font with good colour contrast from the background?
- Install suitable fire alarms including strobes for those with hearing impairments.
- Sign up your facility manager to the A4A & CAECourse www.access.gg/access-training/
- Check out compliance with the latest Guernsey Technical Standard M ‘Access to and use of buildings’ www.gov.gg/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=75185&p=0
The information in this leaflet was provided by Access for All