Access Audits, Reports & Access Statements
As an organisation we are able to perform Access Audits on any building or venue irrespective of its size – no structure is too large or too small.
We can assess your building, venue, park, museum etc from the viewpoint of any disabled visitor.
We can consider the requirements of all disability groups – physical, sensory or cognitive – as now required by many major companies and organisations when tendering for disability improvement work.
We would check your provision against the requirements of all current, relevant legislation – The Equality Act 2010 (which superseded the Disability Discrimination Act 1995), Building Regs BS 8300, Approved Document Part M relating to the access needs of disabled people and Fire Regs.
Every Audit would be quickly followed by a full written report. Every report would itemise all findings, consider the needs of all disabilities and give full, detailed recommendations and crucially, clear priorities for action.
Of course, not everyone needs or has the resources for, a full, detailed audit. All our work can be tailored to fit your requirements – from a full, legal advisory document with many recommendations to a simple “walk through” piece of work giving clear advice on improving an entrance or providing an accessible toilet.
Final reports can be used to direct future planning and (scarce) expenditure, back up a funding application, detail an order of works or even convince a committee something must be done.
Audits would be conducted by myself Chris Cammiss, wheelchair user and Independent Consultant on disability matters. As an organisation we have vast experience in this area – in the last few years I have conducted hundreds of audits from corner shops to churches to castles.
Raby Castle and Grounds in Northumberland was a particular favourite, then Longleat House and Safari Park, Cheddar Gorge (yes, caving in a wheelchair!), Friends Meeting House in York, many railway stations including Hebden Bridge – the list goes on with Nature Reserves, museums and other historical places of interest.
Contact us to see how we can best help you and your organisation to attract more disabled visitors with their friends and families.